1970 Volvo 144Review
Cheap Transportation — It was actually a 145, but the Car IQ doesn't have that alternative. With a built B20 it was pretty quick despite its run down looks. Rusty of course as old Volvo's usually are, but as a university student you can't afford a brand new Bimmer. With A/C it was surprisingly comfortable, good seats menas a lot and Volvo has always had them. I bought the car from my brother so that was not expensive, and since he had rebuilt the engine a couple of years before it ran well, and even better with the pair of DCOE's I added.
Pros: Roomy, quite comfortable.
Cons: Rusty, handled like a truck.
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