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Look at that beaut. Photo from volvoforums.com

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What is it? 1987 Volvo 760 Turbo, a midsize sedan that came with a turbocharged and intercooled 2.3 liter inline four cylinder engine. The 177 horsepower and 186 torques were sent through a 4 speed automatic to the rear wheels. Despite its many luxury options and superior safety equipment, curb weight was only around 3000 pounds, about the same as a modern Ford Focus.

760 interior. Yes, it comes ith an equalizer. Photo from momentcar.com

Pros: Reliable, Scandinavian, turbo, safe, good visibility, quirky (unique, interesting, overengineered, weird)

All straight edges. Photo from car.mitula.us

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Cons: Not very fast, frustrating automatic transmission, quirky (a lot of small things to go wrong, overengineered, parts availability and pricing)

Recommendation: 10/10 would hoon. 10/10 would daily drive. The key to this car is to not sweat the small stuff, because some luxury components will inevitably break. But if you maintain it, a Volvo 760 will be your loyal carriage forever. Unless you smash it. But, even there, the Volvo scores a perfect 10.

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Engine bay. Photo from cardomain.com

*****DISCLAIMER!!!***** This detailed review is more of a story time and is not for the faint of heart! If you are a Volvo enthusiast, or want to own this car, this story could make you extremely angry with me.

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