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Re[2]: 5 bangers galore

|BTW, a friend and I test drove the 850 turbo Volvo a few weeks ago, its a 
|pretty nice car with good acceleration. Had the side impact air bag built 
|into the seats. They only come in automatics here in the US. Sticker was 
|just under $35k.
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|Dave Lawson  dlawson@ball.com
You must be kidding! Isn't that a statement on US Volvo drivers? I am 
*almost* positive you can get a 850 Turbo with a 5-sp here in Canada.  As a 
matter of fact, I think I will call up the dealer and find out.
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     Yes, you can get a 5-speed in Canada.  No, you cannot get one (on the 
     turbo) in the US.  What I've read claimed it was because that 
     engine/trans combination wouldn't meet California emissions.  I don't 
     think it's a statement on US Volvo drivers, since this car was 
     targeted at the "atypical" Volvo driver.
     Geez, I'm starting to forget which list this is!  :)
     - Dave Dahl  (dad@roadnet.ups.com)
     - '87 VW Quantum Syncro
     - '93 Volvo 850GLT