car junkie with commitment issues

old volvo’s are gaining interest

odd but cool, cheap old rwd cars are always fun.

yup looks like they’re here, and I like it

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4 responses

  1. J. Patstone

    They’re nice, but I know two people who had volvos, and they both agree. Volvos are very high maintenance and parts are extremely expensive. They were constantly at the dealer for repairs.

    April 14, 2010 at 5:25 am

  2. modifaeble

    Never the less the second from the top wagon looks AWESOME!

    April 14, 2010 at 12:45 pm

  3. iwannadrive

    these old RWD volvos are absolutely NOT high maintenance. They’re tough as nails. The redblock engines used in them are probably the toughest gasoline engines ever built. I own one, an ’83 240 Turbo, and it’s loads of fun… I have thrown so much boost at that engine and seriously detonated the hell out of it while tuning it , and it’s taken it all in stride.

    hell, last week, I just finished throwing the turbo manifold back on the car, and forgot to retighten my mbc. so it was basically running a free-spinning turbo. well, I didn’t notice that until I gave it a good WOT pull, it spooled to 25+psi, and the pressure shot off the boost line to the distributor ignition retard can, and timing shot up to ~32*. thing detonated like a friggin’ machine gun, loud as hell, but the engine stayed completely together and well. I thought for sure I’d, at the very least, blown the headgasket…. but nothing at all happened. I think being able to survive all that dumb-assedness constitutes a pretty strong engine.

    July 11, 2011 at 5:24 pm

  4. Kari Takaeilola

    In Finland, one guy has 880hp in a same B230FT engine what is in 740 and 940 Volvo’s. In guinness world records, car that has been driven the most is Volvo P1800 with B18 engine and over 2.7million miles 🙂 Only bad thing in these cars is that 5×108 with ET less than 25 is hard to find :/

    August 29, 2011 at 1:18 am

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