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1988 Volvo 480 Review

Definatly Worth Driving — This car is lots of fun, especially the Turbo versions. It may not look like much on paper, with an 8v 1.7 turbo only putting out 120 HP, however the engine is made by Porsche. If you chip it, it puts out about 170 HP, more then enough to be quick as it only weighs 1000 KG. Despite being light, it also does well as a GT. On long distances, it is comfortable and quite luxurious. The seats are excellent, when you are on a long drive, don't worry about an aching back or a wooden butt. The aerodynamics of this car along with it's weight make the fuel mileage very reasonable. Ofcourse not everything is perfect. Being made by Nedcar and some cheap 80's plastocs were used on the interior, there are some squeaks. Bear in mind though that the car is almost 23 years old now (youngtimer insurance ftw). The partypiece of this car is definitly it's funfactor. These cars are underrated, resulting in very low prices. They drive like a go kart, that also happens to be comfortable when you need it to be. If you play around in it, you WILL get a big, big grin on your face. The handling is fantastic, not so strange as it was designed by lotus. The acceleration is great, even on high speed and there is very little turbo lag. Also, these cars are becoming rare. Where if you drive a VW Golf, you may have a good car, about 30 million others do as well. Nobody will look at your car twice. They will at this, especially with it's love it or hate it design.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Loads of fun for little money

Cons: Age, also you either hate or love the design

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