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  • Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
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  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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1971 Volvo P1800 Review


Great looks get noticed; fun to drive


Car payments replaced by equivalent expenditures for repairs


If You Want A Well-built Classic Car, If You're Mechanically Inclined, This Is A Great Car. — My 1971 Volvo 1800E had been sadly abused before I rescued it. It had Volvo's unfortunate mechanical fuel-injection, which was so universally loved that the only other owner I knew who had one had ripped it out and installed a traditional carburetor instead. Once reclining behind the wheel, however, the car was a blast to drive, even if the overdrive did have to be engaged from the first gear in order to work at all. It drove well, moved nimbly for a mini-tank, and definitely got noticed more than any other car I've owned, before or since. One of my few regrets about living in Europe for a year was that I had to sell my 1800E. I loved that car and would love to one day have another, preferably prior to the introduction of the mechanical fuel injection.

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1971 Volvo P1800 Review


Its unique and beautiful


Hard to get parts


A Car With Wings — I love my little 1800. Stylish and sporty, its a labor of love and a sink hole in money, but I can't imagine ever parting with it. It gets decent gas mileage and it is a great highway car but oh man is it a pain to sit in traffic in.

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If you were 21 yrs old and your MOTHER gave you this for your birthday,could'nt ask for much else I guess,other than you probably had the coolest mom on earth.


always leaked in Mississippi Rainstorms,but so did a lot of new bmw /volvo/toyota cars that I worked on back then.


Beautiful Sportscar — A note on the car when I got it,the front end was smashed on the right front lower control arm mount,totalled,so she parked it at a shop for 4 yrs,well I got it,was working at the volvo dealer,knew a volvo salvage yard legend,got a 66' crossmember out of a rear ended 1800s,and rebuilt the entire front and rear suspension,which left me with a good driving badly faded gold 1800e,so after saving up 3'000 dol.,back when I was unmarried and nuf said, got it painted stopsign red,1990 mercedes 450sl color,drove this car for another 12 yrs,gave it back to my mom,and she still has it,in storage,needs another round of TLC,that will be for later,fast enough,and very good car.As far as performance goes,it would flat haul ass whenever you might want to,or get 30 mpg when the fuel system was newer,eventually I freshened up the rings and main/rod brgs and put a 2bbl with Ipd intake,made it much more docile and reliable,built like a tank for a small car,sure was fun!

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1973 Volvo P1800 Reviews

Art Work. By George

The 1800ES is a stunningly beautiful car, all the more because it is a wagon. The car is a GT, more than a sports car, but fun to drive. It is practical, but the back seat is for brief cases and ... Read More

Sleek Little Station Wagon By ackpht

I have the 1800ES, the little sport wagon. Beautiful looks but probably not as practical as a 122. Modest performance, yet fun to drive. Rare- people are always asking me "What is that?" Put some pran... Read More

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1972 Volvo P1800 Reviews

Classic Volvo By Jeff

This is an awesome little car that needs to be restored. When it is it will be a lot of fun to drive. It has a fuel injected 4 cyclinder engine. Has 4 wheel disc brakes. It is quick but not fast. It h... Read More

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1969 Volvo P1800 Reviews

Classy, Rare, Unique By Glen-Marsha

Great car. Indestructable. Easy to work on. Eye catcher. Guiness world book of records for most miles on a personal car is held by Irv Gordon, who owns a 66. Roger Moore drove one in the Saint tv... Read More

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1965 Volvo P1800 Reviews

Volvo 1800s By Jan

When new a not so quick car with good looks. Acceleration could have been a lot better but was easy to improve. Bodies poorly assembled by Jensen 1961-1963 should be avoided at any cost. Unless you fi... Read More

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1961 Volvo P1800 Reviews

Great Piece Of History By Mike

It was a tank, handled rough but thats why it was fun. got the chance to drive one whos' owner was a friend of my dads. the car was going to be a race car but it still had the interior in it. Very fun... Read More

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