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#1 OFFLINE   pompei

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 04:46 PM

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Acquired today as a stop-gap until I start my job in the new year. First impressions v favourable! I read somewhere that they were never popular, hence v cheap secondhand, due to "image problems" - which makes it even more attractive to me ...

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 04:47 PM

Right - can someone refresh my memory on how to get pics off photobucket! :oops: :oops:

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 04:48 PM

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Second time lucky?

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 05:00 PM

It's a Volvo I've never had! I would imagine that they are great cars and nothing to worry about mechanically! Ridiculously low prices though!

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 05:05 PM

Good choice pompei, image aside, it will be a dependable smoker making more sense than most of its contemporaries....
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Posted 21 November 2007 - 05:08 PM

Just sold one of those, lovely cars , go forever but boring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!reasonably quick if you can get the 1.8SE version, plenty low down torque.

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 06:07 PM

I can't help feeling a little chuffed - 75000, full history, all the electric toys work, and drives well- all for 300 notes.Even Beloved, a dyed in the wool new car fan, is impressed. In fact so much so, that she wants a Porsche 924/944 :? (I know there's no logical connection) :roll:

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 06:13 PM

Late model 440s like that seem excellent value to me, but I can't rid myself of the memories of the early (H-reg) 1.7 GL I had, which was awful! This was back in 1999, I paid £900 for it as I recall when Parker's reckoned it was worth over £2,000 ( :roll: - a fool and his money, etc etc)...mind you mine was boggo spec, no PAS so bloody heavy to drive and it rattled like buggery - the early ones got a real pasting from the press for their crap build quality.Anyway I can't remember anything else about it as I sold it to my brother after 2 days and went back to my Prelude! £300 is a good price for something with low k's and FSH really, and you can't lose that much when you sell. As a late model, I should imagine it's pretty viceless. Car Mechanics featured it in their 'Cars To Keep Forever' series, so they must be OK. Even the mini-850 front end suits it.I was going to recommend you to get a 405 TD, but even non-MOT'd wrecks are going for over £200 on the Bay at the moment...

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 06:24 PM

ffs i paid 450 for mine with 143000 on the clock!!!!!

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 06:33 PM

I think these are cool, I have had a 480 Turbo before, which went like a rocket, and is the same floorpan and engine i think..although you may need to change your names to Kev and Bev.. :D

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 06:36 PM

One of my uni house mates likes these, main reason being they are cheaper for a 21 year old to insure than a 1.0 micra! They seem very dull, but as cheap depandable transport you cant go wrong.
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Posted 21 November 2007 - 06:39 PM

Small Ovlovs have always been cheap to insure, despite panels costing a packet. I had a 1.4 340 as my first car, insurance group 5 as I recall. RWD fun (honest) for less insurance cost than anything other than the 1-litre town tots.

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 06:44 PM

RWD fun (honest)

I know, had a 1.4 myself, only slid in the wet tho.

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 08:10 PM

Stick some 360GLT alloys and decent Pirellis on and they don't slide at all!

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 08:21 PM

hmmm...440's seem to be coming out of the woodwork. They are excellent value, and the Dutch made 400 series seem to have the same longevity as Swedish built Volvos. But I can't get over how harsh the 1.6 engine is in our one. There is a Renault crossover here isn't there? If it wasn't for the notchy gearbox and ponderous handling I wouldn't mind the car so much. But they have very good seats! Personally i think the 300 series is a far nicer car.

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 08:21 PM

then whats the point???? I can even get my Lada to ( i was gonna say powerslide but that would indicate some sort of power!!) slide if I apply a little throttle in the bends!

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 09:08 PM

Obviously I know that now! But once you've executed an unintentional 4-wheel drift across both lanes of the road near Silchester, as a raw 18yr old, big grippy tyres are a plus!Back to 440s. Yep, the lumps are all Renner. I believe the 1.6, 1.8 and 2-litre are similar to those in 19s and 21s, or maybe Lagunas? They also put the 1.9TD in a few. Even cheaper is the 460 but my! That back end is ugly! Prob'ly hugely commodious though. 480 doesn't float my boat. Make mine a Turbo, please.

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 12:35 PM

Even cheaper is the 460 but my! That back end is ugly! Prob'ly hugely commodious though.

Is that the one that looks the same but has a proper boot on it? Like they had a saloon version of the earlier 300 series?




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