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Volvo vs Audi
Just read thru most of the posts, pretty interesting :-)
A Few years back I drove a few volvo's on test ride's specifically an
I was comparing it to a previuos body style A6 wagon quattro.
I found the volvo seats to be extremely comfortable, the
outside looks appealing. The dash boxy and cluttered,
don't know what the interiors look like in a V70.
The A6 I found to be quieter, the seats almost as comfortable,
V6 smooth and quiet, albeit not terribly quick, unless you
floor it so it downshifts once or twice :-)
(I have a 1990 Audi V8 w/240hp..... so my definition of quick
may be different than yours :-)
I then tested the same 2 cars used. This is important.
The Audi wins hands down here. The interior and exterior
hold up much better than the volvo's.
My neighbor has a 94-95 850 GLT, Maroon/Tan leather. The interior
is holding up ok, but the clearcoat is pealing off in a dozen or
so places, some places as big as a half dollar.... it's got just
under 100k miles on it.
In comparison my wife's 89 Audi 100 Wagon has 135k miles and looks
near new. It's got a few dings and scratches, but no rust at all and
the leather interior has no rips tears etc... I do have a 4 year old
so it get's used :-)
My other car an 1990 Audi V8 quattro sedan has 120k miles and most
people who don't know cars think it's a 96-97 vehicle. Again no rust
and the interior is in excellent condition.
With maintenance and care an Audi will go routinely go 200-300k easily,
and there are people on the list with cars in the 400k+ range.
Hope this helps :-)
89 100 Avant (Wagon)
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