1995 Volvo 940 GL
May I introduce you to my replacement for the E34 Touring: Björn the Tank aka Volvo 940. I struggled with selling the E34 Touring because within a certain budget there was not much to come by. But rust and a broken suspension parted our ways which let me to the decision to sell it. But where to go from here? An upgrade? Well maybe. But this thing should be a very good companion on road trips I guess, which this car is built for. And also daily driving.
This car has tons of cargo space, a hitch and even a roof rag and roof box which will come in handy if I go skiing and snowboarding. I always liked the classic no f**given look of old Volvos…. practically is what we need and that is what you get. On top of that the power goes to the Right wheels (RWD=Right Wheel drive, so no FWD (Fools wheel drive)). The previous owner is my best buddy so I kind of know exactly what this car is all about.
this car has received multiple new parts like new front calipers, disks, pads for the brakes, new front control arms, new suspension with hardened rear springs so that you can put a lot of stuff into the car or pull a heavy trailer, new tires….although they are called viking (I guess that was a joke by my buddy) I am not too impressed by all season tires but they might serve quite okay on this car.
obviously ride quality is superb, and I am not like Alex buying another rusty car after the other, I normally go out and buy a decent car which will get me where I want and fits my needs. And this is for travelling and daily driving….so
and some mods include a fridge, stereo sound system with sub woofers massaging you from below the seats, a second battery preparation for the fridge and interior lights and and and…
Well for engine… I got fast cars…. so that is not what I was looking for…. so this is the slowest least powerful but most reliable peace of engineering Volvo had in its 900-Series. The 4 Pot produces 82 Kilowatts which does not sound much and it is not much, but produces torque already at 4800 rpm and that from below 3000 rpm really already high in the torque range. So it got at least some punch although Top Speed measured was 180 km/h yesterday.
yeah mighty car mods would be proud! The cooling device is from a 12V cooling box for a car and the rest is isolation plastics and some wood for the floor. Enough capacity for 4 bottles of beer and some potato salad and a few steaks. What more do you need right?
oh yeah did I mention the stereo system is awesome =)