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1994 Volvo 480 Review
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Volvo 480 - Don't Dismiss It — This car is quirky! Looks quirky too! It's a bit of a wallowy drive, but handles quite well, and can overtake in 5th! Insurance group is high, and parts can be a bit dear, but the best car I have ever owned! I don't know what it is about this car but I just feel like I'm "home" when I get in it.

Pros: Unusual looks,so not anonymous. Good performance for a non-performance car.

Cons: Dodgy electrics

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1994 Volvo 480 Review
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My First Car, So Good I Bought One Again — Ah the first car!! The one you'll remeber forever. From a very early age I have always been into cars. I am a child of the eighties and in this car the styling cues from that decade are there. My favourite parts were the pop up lights and wedge shape a taste seen again in my later cars. A friend of mine had a volvo 440 turbo at the time and he go me into them. The performance and torque from the engine were a breath of fresh air compared to anything I had driven at the time. With most people my age driving corsa's and fiesta's they could be dispatched with ease. They came fully loaded, specification included leather, electric sunroof, headed seats and on board computer with mileage left on current level of fuel (assumed these days but for then wow) The bad points were in respect of build quality all 480's leaked in. They should have been sold with a fishing permit. It also developed a problem with the pop up lights where one was stuck down. They do say Volvo's are built like tanks and I proved it by flipping on a wet and rainy night (see photo).I walked aay unhurt and I will always be thankfull to Volvo's safety philosophy. A great car and I recently bought another to relive some memories.

Pros: Amazing as a first car (turbo power at 18) & Good standard equipment

Cons: Leaked in (They all do)

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Es: The One Before The Gt... — As the GT really, slightly slower, not in such good nick (one of the pop ups was lazy!!) i loved this car, especially the colour, but it wasnt so fast as the GT, and lesser options, but still nippy and quirky!

Pros: Eye catching and fun

Cons: There are thousands of ES's...

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1994 Volvo 480 Review
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A Retro Coupe From Volvo With Pop Up Headlights!! — Mine has full hand printed leather interior (GT spec), electrical/digital dial pod, wacky cheese wedge style shape, pop up headlights, 15" GT spec alloys, great handling-i can throw this thing anywhere and come out the other side in one piece, nippy acceleration and fun to drive. Overall I hope I will always have my GT.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Retro, eye catching looks, pop up healdlights

Cons: Electrics can be temperamental...

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