1973 Volvo 142Review
My First Car — My brother gave me this car with 160K miles. I spent the summer fixing all the rust holes but everything else was fine. For its day it was a very nice car. 4 wheel disk breaks, fuel injection and electronic overdrive. It didn't have power stearing however and the clutch was like driving a bus. Very smooth ride even on the bumpy back roads in Maine.
Pros: Very smooth ride and advanced for the day.
Cons: Being the first year with fuel injection, it had problems with loose wires. In 74 they changed it.
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