Volvo 66 Review from UK and Ireland

1978 Volvo 66 GL 1.3

Year of manufacture1978
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership1998
Engine and transmission 1.3 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired64019 miles
Most recent distance66820 miles
Previous carCitroen AX

Summary:

Great fun, quite collectable, want another!!!

Faults:

Centrifugal clutch disintegrated after hard use.

General Comments:

Loved the Michelotti styling, went well from a standing start (would beat many a boy racer at traffic lights), did fantastic tail slide specials in wet!!!

Does anyone still have one? Let me know.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th February, 2001

17th Feb 2001, 09:17

Get yourself a real DAF instead of these rebadged Volvo's.

29th Oct 2001, 00:55

I saw one of these on the road yesterday in a very attractive shade of Mud Brown. They are still about!!!

22nd Nov 2001, 04:18

I have one!! Blue 1977 DAF Volvo 66 GL! Really cool... I can't get rid of gas smell inside the car...

I don't read this group much (accidently ran into it, so you can contact me on hrvoje@travel-around.com)

Later, all,

Hrvoje.

Average review marks: 5.0 / 10, based on 1 review