1974 Volvo 240Review
It Was A Really Well Built Car Nobody Wants To Drive. — A sluggish ugly tank of a car (it probably weighed as much as our 15- passenger Dodge family van). The seats were so low, the belt line was nearly even with my shoulder when I sat in the car. It looked remarkably like a brick in color and shape. Yeah, not my favorite former ride... On the other hand, everything still worked when I bought it in 1992, and all the wear was in the seats and the paint finish. I probably could have buffed out the paint had I cared to or even thought to, lol.
Primary Use: Family transportation
Pros: Unmatched in absolute solidity and gravitas.
Cons: The fashion police would arrest you for driving this machine.
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