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    Volvo 300 series 1976-1991

    Volvo 343
    Volvo 345
    Volvo 360
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    Sweet Volvo. Never heard of this car. Ever come to the states?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScionDriver
    Sweet Volvo.
    And a RWD one!
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    my old man had a 360GLT for a while... shockingly offset pedal box but great fun coz of the RWD...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScionDriver
    Sweet Volvo. Never heard of this car. Ever come to the states?
    Hopefully NOT.

    One of the WORST Volvo's ever produced

    Came from the DAF design/development teams after Volvo bought them up in the 70s.
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    1. Volvo 343 DL Black Beauty 1978.
    2. Volvo 345 GLS Blue Line 1982
    3. Volvo 345 VAN 1982
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duell
    1. Volvo 343 DL Black Beauty 1978.
    2. Volvo 345 GLS Blue Line 1982
    3. Volvo 345 VAN 1982
    Nice van version!

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    Volvo 343-360 Volvo 360 GL
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    1. Volvo 340 DL 1984
    2. Volvo 343 DL 1.4 1976
    3. Volvo 343 DL Special 1977
    4. Volvo 345 DLS 2.0 1980
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matra et Alpine
    Hopefully NOT.

    One of the WORST Volvo's ever produced

    Came from the DAF design/development teams after Volvo bought them up in the 70s.
    well, can you be more specific about this being one of the worst?
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    Quote Originally Posted by henk4
    well, can you be more specific about this being one of the worst?
    terrible handling, mediocre performance and not particularly strong either mechanically or structurally.
    Became an embarrasment for Volvo in the UK,
    The 480 whilst I liked the look was NOT a very sporty car at all.

    IMO they'd have done better retaining the DAF name on the range and it migh not have seemed so bad. But as a Volvo they didn't come up to the rest of the marque of the time. ( kind of like Chevrolet selling the Daewoos today, NOT a good thing form them to try to bulid brand recognition )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matra et Alpine
    terrible handling, mediocre performance and not particularly strong either mechanically or structurally.
    Became an embarrasment for Volvo in the UK,
    The 480 whilst I liked the look was NOT a very sporty car at all.

    IMO they'd have done better retaining the DAF name on the range and it migh not have seemed so bad. But as a Volvo they didn't come up to the rest of the marque of the time. ( kind of like Chevrolet selling the Daewoos today, NOT a good thing form them to try to bulid brand recognition )
    In terms of performance compared to the DAF/Volvo 66 it was a great improvement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henk4
    In terms of performance compared to the DAF/Volvo 66 it was a great improvement.
    Speaking of 66, do you have any hi-res pics of it, even non media? Most of Volvo media sites seem to ignore existance of it. I only have one and it's 1024x768, media photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smxi
    Speaking of 66, do you have any hi-res pics of it, even non media? Most of Volvo media sites seem to ignore existance of it. I only have one and it's 1024x768, media photo.
    no but I'll keep an open eye. Got a Daffodil for you if you want that
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    It had a large rubber band in the transmission. How about that. A reputation for an oldgitmobile in the UK. Middle-of-the-road, flat-cap-wearing eejits.

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