1976 Volvo 244 DL B20A
"No sports!" but torque!
The "B 20 A" petrol engine sometimes lacks power;
it seems to say as Winston Churchill did: "No sports!".
Stock front seats were losing horsehair; swapped with newer Volvo 240 ones.
The engine has a new Zenith Stromberg carburettor for better daily reliability. "Only stock".
An "Old school" Volvo that you can drive every day.
The "B 20 A" petrol engine is full of torque at low and mid-revs. A trailer is never noticeable.
This gearbox "M 45" is pleasant to shift.
Though a 4-speed manual gearbox, the car is silent if driving under 110 km/h.
Very comfortable front and back seats.
Bright and roomy cabin, and a huge boot.
Though a king-size body, it's very safe to handle.
Easy to service on its own.
Huge choice of spare parts available at one's Volvo dealer or E-dealers.
Does 10.5 l/100 on average, using 98 unleaded petrol.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th January, 2014