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Old 01-15-2007, 02:45 AM
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I have a new car. It's a 1996 Volvo 850 R manual. Picked it up for A$12K, which is a steal. It's going to our local Volvo guy on wednesday for a check over, but it has a full service history and appears to be in fantastic condition.

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Make
VOLVO
Family
8
Model Variant
50 R
Year
1996
Doors and Body Style
4D SEDAN
Engine Size
2.3 litres (2319 cc)
Fuel System
TURBO EFI
Cylinders
T5
Driven Wheels
FWD
Standard Transmission
5M
Standard Features
Airbag Driver, Airbag Passenger, Anti-lock Braking, Automatic Air
Conditioning/Climate Control, Alarm System/Anti Theft Remote Control,
Alloy Wheels, Cruise Control, Compact disc player, Central Locking,
Limited Slip Differential, Power front seats, Power Mirrors, Power
Steering, Power Windows, Radio Cassette with 6 Speakers, Side
Airbags, Automatic/Self levelling Suspension, Trip Computer, Traction
Control System
Optional Features
Metallic Paint, Power Sunroof
Bore and Stroke
81x90 mm
Power
185 kW
Torque
350 Nm
Weight to Power Ratio
7.88 : 1 (kg/kW)
Front Brakes
DV
Rear Brakes
DS
Wheel Dimension
7Jx17
Turning Circle
10.6 m
Compression Ratio
8.5
Final Ratio
2.54
Tank Capacity
73 litres
Exterior Length
4670 mm
Exterior Width
1760 mm
Exterior Height
1410 mm
Front Track
1520 mm
Rear Track
1470 mm
Wheel Base
2665 mm
Front Suspension
Ind; macpherson struts with coil springs telescopi
Rear Suspension
delta-links with coil springs telescopic dampers &
Kerb Weight
1457 kg
Seating Capacity
5
Highway Fuel Consumption
7 (lt/100km)
City Fuel Consumption
11.5 (lt/100km)
Towing Capacity
1600 kg
Release Date
01/05/1996
Discontinued Date
01/01/1997
New Price (standard)
$79950
Average Kms
154,000
Model Run
(May)
VIN Location
Centre Top Scuttle
Country of Origin
BELGIUM

Subtle colour, what?
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Old 01-15-2007, 02:50 AM
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nice buy. built like a tank they are!
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Old 01-15-2007, 02:52 AM
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More photos. The grey Volvo is my mum's '97 850 T5 auto.
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Old 01-15-2007, 03:17 AM
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Damn, 185kw and 1500kg, that'll be rather rapid!
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Old 01-15-2007, 03:22 AM
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And of course, the obligatory Egg-Nog test shots.
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Old 01-15-2007, 03:24 AM
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Last couple. Now to go enjoy my ride...
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Old 01-15-2007, 03:47 AM
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volvo mobile! it looks..solid
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Old 01-15-2007, 03:50 AM
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nice car...
but don't believe the city mpg
otherwise it says that the country of origin of the car is Belgium, which I find strange given the fact that the car is RHD....(could it be a British car, shipped from Antwerp?)
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Old 01-15-2007, 04:39 AM
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Theres an Ad for one of these in Canberra. 191,000 Km, Similar age, $4,900.

Methinks you were a little overcharged

still, VERY nice ride.
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Old 01-15-2007, 05:47 AM
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Indeed, Belgian car with RHD ? wtf

Anyway, cool car. Those seats look comfy, are they ? Love the grey wheels.

Didn't you drive a Mini ?
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Old 01-15-2007, 06:38 AM
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Theres an Ad for one of these in Canberra. 191,000 Km, Similar age, $4,900.

Methinks you were a little overcharged

still, VERY nice ride.
There's no way that an R in good condition was $4,900. It'd be $16K+ at a dealer. Still, I'd like to see the ad... take a photo? You should go check it out, could be awesome!

Lagonda: I used to drive one, but I sold it. It was at the stage where keeping it on the road would have cost more than this car. A whole lot more to do it properly.
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Old 01-15-2007, 06:45 AM
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Volvo 850 R

The Details are a little sketchy, but it is at a reasonably reputable dealer. I'd be interested to see the vehicle and its history. it might just be a bargain.

EDIT; It's not Immaculate - "Needs a little work". dealer talk for "it's stuffed". could be a good project car for someone with the funds for it
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Old 01-15-2007, 07:10 AM
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Oooh, ouch.. 'NEEDS ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION WORK.' That'd be costly! Also, it's an auto (ptoui). Also, the dealer has seriously underestimated the size of the rims...
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Old 01-15-2007, 07:13 AM
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Also, the dealer has seriously underestimated the size of the rims...
15 inch is the width...
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Old 01-15-2007, 07:16 AM
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Surely buying this and fixing the engine may cost less than your immaculate one and at least you'd know what was done

It's a cool car, i'm gonna check out the dealership tomorrow, but not to look specifically at that car. most likely because I cannot afford to fix anything at the moment.
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