1988 Volvo 480 ES 1.7L from UK and Ireland
Practical, fun, sort of sporty, slightly un-Volvo-like car
Nothing really went wrong with it except it had a parcel shelf cover instead of an actual shelf and the joiners seemed to break.
I wouldn't say this is a hot hatch as it is too heavy. It has a bit of power, but a MK1 Golf will still leave you standing.
It is a very comfortable car though and I found it very practical.
I'd go for the 2.2L Turbo though! Or something even better.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th August, 2004