Linus Toy linust at
Tue Apr 30 23:02:42 EDT 2002

At 08:14 PM 4/30/2002 -0400, Zoot531 at wrote:
>     Having had a semi volvo fetish before happening upon the vastly
> superior Audi I feel the desire to add my $.02  Volvo's from the mid 80's
> are great HS cars, my cousin had an 83(?) 242 Turbo and it was safe, easy
> to work on, fun to tweak on, but not terribly fast.  All i can say is
> that most any highschooler with a moderate interest in cars would have
> really liked this ride, insurance was very cheap as well (>3.0 GPA does
> help)  And the sheer humor value of a volvo with 18' rims and a racy
> exhaust is sure to make the world a better place.

biggest issue with the '82-83 turbo was the lack of an
intercooler...amazing what a little cold air will do :)
biggest plus about the "low tech" Volvo turbos (used up to '95) was the $25
"upgrade" to go from 162 hp to about 200.  try that on our Audis.

*  Linus Toy                      Insanity is doing the same thing   *
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