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    pimento's new car

    I have a new car. It's a 1996 Volvo 850 R manual. Picked it up for A$12K, which is a steal. It's going to our local Volvo guy on wednesday for a check over, but it has a full service history and appears to be in fantastic condition.

    Stats:
    Make
    VOLVO
    Family
    8
    Model Variant
    50 R
    Year
    1996
    Doors and Body Style
    4D SEDAN
    Engine Size
    2.3 litres (2319 cc)
    Fuel System
    TURBO EFI
    Cylinders
    T5
    Driven Wheels
    FWD
    Standard Transmission
    5M
    Standard Features
    Airbag Driver, Airbag Passenger, Anti-lock Braking, Automatic Air
    Conditioning/Climate Control, Alarm System/Anti Theft Remote Control,
    Alloy Wheels, Cruise Control, Compact disc player, Central Locking,
    Limited Slip Differential, Power front seats, Power Mirrors, Power
    Steering, Power Windows, Radio Cassette with 6 Speakers, Side
    Airbags, Automatic/Self levelling Suspension, Trip Computer, Traction
    Control System
    Optional Features
    Metallic Paint, Power Sunroof
    Bore and Stroke
    81x90 mm
    Power
    185 kW
    Torque
    350 Nm
    Weight to Power Ratio
    7.88 : 1 (kg/kW)
    Front Brakes
    DV
    Rear Brakes
    DS
    Wheel Dimension
    7Jx17
    Turning Circle
    10.6 m
    Compression Ratio
    8.5
    Final Ratio
    2.54
    Tank Capacity
    73 litres
    Exterior Length
    4670 mm
    Exterior Width
    1760 mm
    Exterior Height
    1410 mm
    Front Track
    1520 mm
    Rear Track
    1470 mm
    Wheel Base
    2665 mm
    Front Suspension
    Ind; macpherson struts with coil springs telescopi
    Rear Suspension
    delta-links with coil springs telescopic dampers &
    Kerb Weight
    1457 kg
    Seating Capacity
    5
    Highway Fuel Consumption
    7 (lt/100km)
    City Fuel Consumption
    11.5 (lt/100km)
    Towing Capacity
    1600 kg
    Release Date
    01/05/1996
    Discontinued Date
    01/01/1997
    New Price (standard)
    $79950
    Average Kms
    154,000
    Model Run
    (May)
    VIN Location
    Centre Top Scuttle
    Country of Origin
    BELGIUM

    Subtle colour, what?
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    nice buy. built like a tank they are!
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    More photos. The grey Volvo is my mum's '97 850 T5 auto.
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    Damn, 185kw and 1500kg, that'll be rather rapid!
    Faster, faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death...
    – Hunter Thompson

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    And of course, the obligatory Egg-Nog test shots.
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    Last couple. Now to go enjoy my ride...
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    volvo mobile! it looks..solid
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    nice car...
    but don't believe the city mpg
    otherwise it says that the country of origin of the car is Belgium, which I find strange given the fact that the car is RHD....(could it be a British car, shipped from Antwerp?)
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    Theres an Ad for one of these in Canberra. 191,000 Km, Similar age, $4,900.

    Methinks you were a little overcharged

    still, VERY nice ride.
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    Indeed, Belgian car with RHD ? wtf

    Anyway, cool car. Those seats look comfy, are they ? Love the grey wheels.

    Didn't you drive a Mini ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBrake4Rainbows
    Theres an Ad for one of these in Canberra. 191,000 Km, Similar age, $4,900.

    Methinks you were a little overcharged

    still, VERY nice ride.
    There's no way that an R in good condition was $4,900. It'd be $16K+ at a dealer. Still, I'd like to see the ad... take a photo? You should go check it out, could be awesome!

    Lagonda: I used to drive one, but I sold it. It was at the stage where keeping it on the road would have cost more than this car. A whole lot more to do it properly.

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    Volvo 850 R

    The Details are a little sketchy, but it is at a reasonably reputable dealer. I'd be interested to see the vehicle and its history. it might just be a bargain.

    EDIT; It's not Immaculate - "Needs a little work". dealer talk for "it's stuffed". could be a good project car for someone with the funds for it
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    Oooh, ouch.. 'NEEDS ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION WORK.' That'd be costly! Also, it's an auto (ptoui). Also, the dealer has seriously underestimated the size of the rims...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimento
    Also, the dealer has seriously underestimated the size of the rims...
    15 inch is the width...
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    Surely buying this and fixing the engine may cost less than your immaculate one and at least you'd know what was done

    It's a cool car, i'm gonna check out the dealership tomorrow, but not to look specifically at that car. most likely because I cannot afford to fix anything at the moment.
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