22nd Jan 2008, 18:00
'89 780 Turbo.
The Best Car a person could possibly ask for. I have owned mine since 2002 and it is a dream come true. I have friends who all have expensive BMW's, Lexus', etc. and they all have problems (mechanical). They all agree that my car is unique in the looks department, but they had no idea of the speed and touring abilities. Recently some friends wanted to take a road trip to Tunica, Ms to gamble at some of the casinos there. There were 5 of us wanting to go, but we did not want to ride cramped up so I agreed to drive my car along with my friend who drives a BMW 745 iL. When I say the Bertone handled its business against a new 06 745 775 dollar car note, I mean we cruised at 85 miles per hour the entire way. My friends had no idea my car could ride like that and accelerate and cruise at 100 mph when the road was open. The comfortable seats in the front and rear are a pleasure to sit in. The acoustics are perfect with all the soundproofing Bertone put into the vehicle. The climate control is definitely before its time making the 780 a total thrill ride. The 780 can rival any coupe built for touring and that a fact. Its fun to drive and can handle traffic well. If you can get your hands on one, you will be the happiest person on your block.
16th May 2009, 19:29
Hi, I have had my Bertone 1990 edition with the upgraded turbo and some after market parts. I have more than enough power to beat any Honda and most 4 bangers, and the 4 speed is perfect with a boost gauge. This car was years ahead of its time. I highly recommend this car and the aftermarket parts, and upgrade the fuel pump and make her a little lighter; you won't be sorry.
Pattyp, Newburyport MA.
4th Apr 2011, 01:31
I am a owner of a 1989 burgundy 780 4 cylinder turbo. Oh yes, I love this car. I'm restoring it, but best believe I see the eyes be rolling. I like the review the guy gave. It's that special and good to own.
5th Apr 2011, 10:58
I own a 91 Blue Pearl and am the author of the review (bulletproof durability).
I've now had the car for ten years and it now closely approaching 230,000 miles and it has proven to be the most reliable, durable car I have ever owned, and I've owned a lot. In Volvos alone I've owned 2 164E (74 & 75), 82 244T, 84 245T, 89 240 DL, 90 760T. I've also owned Cadillacs, Lexus LS, Toyotas, Mazda.
Currently the car is in the shop getting the driver's seat reupholstered with the same quality leather ($450 material alone) total cost, $800. That's one seat... The quality of materials used in the original construction of the car reflected the $42,000 new car price.
These cars are true world class touring cars. The only thing it lacks that I wish it had was memory seat settings and automatic headlights. With the replacement of the driver seat upholstery, mine still looks new, after nearly 21 years the paint isn't even faded. Of course, I use Zaino sealants and only top of the line components like Mobil One oil & filter, K&N air filters etc.