1970 Volvo 122Review
The Beasts Of Beasts — The engine is a four-cylinder carburettor unit with overhead valves. Engine type B 20 B has an output of 118 h.p. standard and is equipped with twin SU horizontal carburettors. Performance - The acceleration is amazing for a 1970 car...when everything is running smoothly. Braking is good, newly installed brake parts . Handling for a 1970 vehicle is great and can be improved by fitting anti-sway bars. Build Quality - The car is solid...really solid...not like the plastic looking cars you get nowadays...and its a volvo...so its safe...despite what euro ncap may say...i rather crash in a 1970 volvo than a 2010 plastic hyundai... Appearance - Just look at it...its a two-door, its sexy, stylish, and slick and with my new custom exhaust system...it sounds and looks like a true demon. Fun Factor - I love driving this car...its not better than any modern car...its not worse, its just different...any pure driver would enjoy it.
Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)
Pros: Every now and then, you feel like driving a pure machine...no electronics...just man, machine and the road....
Cons: The only reason you would want to avoid this vehicle is if you really had no passion for cars...
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