Buying a used Volvo 940/960

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Volvo 940

/960 – a used model.

To many, the 900 Series is the quintessential Volvo; a lumbering tank ideal for dealers.

Certainly the older did little to dispel this – but those in the know tell you that later are very different. Displaced by the boxy S and V90 line?up in 1996, the 900 has been around since the of the decade. However, it only came to prominence in the summer of the era we are concentrating on, when a substantially 960 was introduced, in turn leading to a 940 range.

With its neater design, new and improved trim levels, not to sharper handling and mellower due to modified suspension, the 960 suddenly to look like a serious BMW In short, it became as good to as it had always been to travel in. it never matched the very from BMW Audi or Mercedes, but it fares better than in its class.

Potential buyers should their ranges. Although the 940 and the 960 look similar, the latter is by far the car and wiser buy, benefiting stronger engines, plusher and a far classier ambience. In contrast, the 940 the cheaper spin-off, although it has had price and the option of turbodiesel on its side.

Trim levels can be confusing. they were S, L (940 plus SE, GLE and CD for both ranges. was revised for 1996 cars the S badging was dropped, but equipment

All are fairly well equipped, but aim for SE at

In general terms, 960 trim is a up from the equivalent 940; is standard on 960 GLEs, but you need to go for the top 940 CD for luxury The exceptions are the final 940 which were really a boost.

Entry level were now badged as Classic and out with goodies such as wheels. The SE featured leather and control, while CD models cruise control, air conditioning and quality leather upholstery A dealer will be able to the many changes, but it’s a idea to contact the UK importer to see if a of the relevant brochure is available to you through the confusion.

A Volvo which isn’t as as houses wouldn’t be right, so to find airbags and SIPS Impact Protection System). buyers expect nothing than reliability and a well dealer-serviced example should its miles and age with ease. an eye out for worn 940 turbochargers; look for smoking and have the car checked if you are dubious.

The 960’s units should be and silky.

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