1967 Volvo 121 Amazon 1.8 R4 petrol
Great style and a economical, usable classic
For a nearly forty year old car.. not much.
The slave cylinder operating the clutch started leaking about 9000 kms ago. Was replaced: cost 150 USD.
The differential decided to call it a day about 8000 kms ago (a rare fault according to the garage). It was replaced with a used one: Cost incl labour: 900 USD.
Acc: 0-100 km/h around 21 Secs (Actually tested)
Maximum Speed: 148 km/h (VERY loud)
Fuel Consumption, Very thirsty. Octane 98 Leaded (Will do with 95) ; When not very careful 6 km/l. At constant 75 km/t 11 km/l. On a recent beer-fetching trip to Germany while maintaining a steady 90Km/h with 2 persons and 15 cases of beer, it averaged 11,5 Km7L.
Good brakes. Compensates for the lack of directional stabilty...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd August, 2003