Volvo 200 series




Volvo 200 series

Article Navigation:
  • Photo
  • Volvo Series: The Thinking Man’s Car | Autopolis
  • Video
  • RELATED PAGES
  • This page was last edited on 6 August , at (UTC). Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may.

    Volvo Series: An Unappreciated Classic - The Motoring Enthusiast Journal - The Volvo a classic? Well this Swedish brick has all the makings of a.

    In the Autumn of the Volvo and Series was launched. At a glance it looked like the earlier / Series, but was also based on the Volvo.

    Volvo 200 series

    Volvo 200 series

    If you think it looks rather retro you are right; the body style is an evolution of the Volvo Series introduced in and some parts like the windshield is the same from to ! However, the incorporated many of the features and design elements tried in the Volvo VESC ESV in , which was a prototype experiment in car safety. The series retained the B20A inline-four engine from the Series in certain markets, with the new B21A engine available as an option on the DL models. The US and Canadian series ranges were not identical; the B21A carbureted engine was never available in the US, but was the base engine in Canada from through

    Volvo 200 series

    Volvo 200 series

    Volvo 200 series

    Volvo 200 series

    Volvo 200 series

    Volvo - Wikipedia

    Long before socially conscious cars like the Prius became a badge of honor for armchair environmentalist, or the Outback the champion for the rugged adventure set, there was the boxy tank like Volvo So vast was its appeal that it covered the whole spectrum of alternative thinking individuals from college professors , peace and environmental activists, to the counter cultural and slightly drug induced crowd. When introduced in , the series was a evolution of the it replaced.

    A full sized car by European standards, it was considered mid-sized in the US, where it more than complied with new safety and emissions regulations. From the point of launch on, the helped established Volvo as a leader in safety with its advanced crumple zones, passive seatbelts and strong frame.

    Volvo 200 series

    The interior was very modern and laid out in a simple ergonomically friendly manner. The rear wheel drive series was produced in five different factories across the world, with small differences in power train and appearance between markets. There was a wide range of models available in the US no less 6 trim levels including a 2 door coupe, sedan and station wagon.

    On top of that there were special editions through the years, mostly leaning towards the sporting side. Mechanically the was straight forward, with a modern MacPherson strut front suspension and rack-and —pinion steering. Transmissions were 3 and 4 speed auto and manuals that eventually became 4 and 5 speeds respectively.

    Volvo 200 series

    New fuel injection improved response on US models, while in Europe carbureted 4 and 6 cylinder cars were still available that could not meet US emissions standards. Engines were available in gas or the popular diesel versions. Not know for being a performance car, the did get good reviews for. On occasion Volvo would cater to the performance set with low volume special edition models using enhanced and turbo versions of the 4 cylinder and PRV V6.

    These cars were very popular with the wagon accounting for nearly a third of all sales. With over a million units sold worldwide, used examples are plentiful. You might well find a GT Turbo in either coupe, sedan or wagon form. Be warned, these are not Lexus like cars at all. They were not always reliable and can require expensive maintaince if neglected. Typical late period V6 turbo cars produced around hp and could muster a time of around 9 seconds.

    The practicality and durability were the main reasons it lasted for so long with so few external changes. I think you will find that the Volvo series is in fact RWD — rear wheel drive. Last sentence, second paragraph O:. Big typo on my part. Thanks for pointing it out. I drove two of these bad boys in high-school I was the coolest pretend-hippy in a ten mile radius. One was a DL, maroon. Had some sweet after-market of course Phish and Grateful Dead bumper stickers.

    Volvo 200 series

    Walked out of a head-on collision unscathed. Followed that one up with a , fire-engine red just like the picture above.

    Slipped 2 12s in the trunk for street credit. I love this car and miss it dearly. What this car lacked in performance, it made up for in swag. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email.

    Grandpa taking his Volvo 240 Turbo for a drive (FUNNY)



    • Подписаться по RSSRSS
    • Поделиться VkontakteVkontakte
    • Поделиться на FacebookFacebook
    • Твитнуть!Twitter

    Leave a Reply

    Return to Top ▲TOP ▲