1986 Volvo 760 Wagon 2.3 turbo from UK and Ireland
Fast, reliable, functional, affordable, smashable car
Release bearing failed in clutch after two years of hard acceleration and much shifting, though I changed gears often without depressing the clutch pedal when driving sedately.
Fast car... very fast for 4cyls in a car of that size/weight. Aggressive turbo delivery, kind of sketchy in wet conditions, fun.
No repairs other than a removal and by-pass via looping of the leaking oil cooler, oh and an epoxy repair to a radiator spigot, probably strained from rocking the engine around in the well under launches.
My first Volvo after 50 cars I guess; got it for £100, very cool and useful mobile with fun squirt under the pedal, super cheap parts on internet, if ever required.
Upgraded my car rather than repair the clutch, though I was sad to retire it. My new 1990 auto is not nearly as quick by any means. This car made me buy a 1987 780, which is going to get a US V8 conversion, sweet.
Very good car, coming from a Canadian's point of view. Sweden is north and cold, like Canada. If it works there(s), it's gonna work in your warm country.
Solid car that will write-off another car in an accident and leave you with virtually no damage. Favourable outcome.
Nice drift handling. Would have loved to try my 4-speeder on gravel...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th November, 2007