Clarty
Clarty New Reader
2/6/12 10:14 p.m.

Arf.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CLASSIC-1989-VOLVO-740-TURBO-AUTOMATIC-W-SUNROOF-63K-ORIGINAL-MILES-ONE-OWNER-/120855561966?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item1c238d86ee

Anyone got a spare M46 laying around?

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy SuperDork
2/6/12 10:24 p.m.

Ok- it won't have a BW35- they quit that one in 1975. The automatics are actually quite nice in the turbo cars. With the stick, the boost drops off on each shift...

I know a stick is better, but if its just for daily driving, the slushbox is nicer.

EvanR
EvanR Reader
2/7/12 12:06 a.m.

I'm as anti-automatic as they come, but these cars are actually better with a slushbox. With a manual, you lose too much boost between shifts.

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
2/7/12 10:10 a.m.

that's great if all you want to do is go straight...

I personally like the "square" volvos

m4ff3w
m4ff3w SuperDork
2/7/12 10:27 a.m.
mad_machine wrote: that's great if all you want to do is go straight... I personally like the "square" volvos

My 740 with home brew coilovers, konis, ipd anti-roll bar, and wide rubber did the turns pretty damned well.

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 SuperDork
2/7/12 12:17 p.m.

Nice. Makes me miss my old 945T from a few years ago.

The ebay listing is a little skimpy on pics, though.

procker
procker Reader
2/7/12 12:39 p.m.

Anyone notice that it was in an accident? Scroll towards the bottom...theres a paragraph or two...not that such a thing matters too much on this board...;)

Also, the video advertisement from Volvo to the beat of "Stayin Alive" is quite wonderful lol

oldeskewltoy
oldeskewltoy HalfDork
2/7/12 2:44 p.m.

You might ask the seller how the car runs at stone cold start-up. The Volvo OHC 4 cylinder 8 valve head can crack between the intake/exhaust bowls... If it runs rough and then gets better when warm....

driver109x
driver109x HalfDork
2/7/12 2:59 p.m.

I heart 240/740/940 volvos but its gotta be a wagon.

dean1484
dean1484 SuperDork
2/7/12 4:59 p.m.

What is"intercooler" in teh add refering to? Is this a specific modle designation?

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 SuperDork
2/7/12 6:35 p.m.
dean1484 wrote: What is"intercooler" in teh add refering to? Is this a specific modle designation?

It says "intercooler" right on the decklid. I think the early Volvo turbos didn't run an intercooler, so when they added the intercooler, they wanted people to know about it.

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
2/7/12 6:40 p.m.
m4ff3w wrote:
mad_machine wrote: that's great if all you want to do is go straight... I personally like the "square" volvos

My 740 with home brew coilovers, konis, ipd anti-roll bar, and wide rubber did the turns pretty damned well.

I was referring to the fact that the poster above me was saying that the automatic trans was best because it did not lose boost between shifts

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