You’re making consider Volvo’s that normal people would consider crazy.
I looked at 1997 960. Nice car, rebuilt mechanicals. I rode in it (didn’t drive, tags are expired by a lot, shifted smooth, had good get up and go. A little cosmetic damage, just minor scuffs. No rust too. Tires were in decent shape too. Now to the part that scares everyone off: it has 288k miles on it. Two hundred, eighty-eight thousand miles. No normal person would continue to like it. A few years ago, I would’ve laughed and walked away. So what have you done to me OPPO?
You’ve made me loose all sense.
Anyways, more on the car.
- Rebuilt engine and tranny, so a lot of life left
- Super safe (side airbags in a ‘98 anything else? HA NOPE)
- Not super rough
- No rust
- Seat heaters
- Selectable driving modes before it was cool
- 20 mpg and 20 gallon fuel tank means I’d fill up like once a month
- Rear wheel drive and an I-6 so it’s basically a BMW or Jeremy Clarkson’s Sports Lorry
- 288k miles (maybe not on the engine, but on the body, interior, etc.)
- Still a little rough
- Interior is more wrinkled than a Shar Pei puppy
- Remember that once a month fill up? It has to filled with premium
- Cracked windshield (on passenger side)
- Ignition can be finicky (if turned too far back, won’t switch gears [e.g. from drive to reverse] and can’t turn radio on or off, minor annoyance)
- None of the doors work properly, at least not without a little finesse. They all open, but you have to unlock/lock them repeatedly. Again, a minor annoyance (only 1 door will really be used that much).