VOLVO 960 WAGON (1996)

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New Car Review

1996 VOLVO 960

by Tom and Bob Hagin

(Volvo is a very old and name in the U.S. The Hagins its new 960 wagon but father Bob disapproved of its Son Tom reminds him that he doesn’t to disapprove of its sleeper performance when it comes to stop-light racing.)

TOM – I’m Volvo doesn’t sell out of every year. It comes with almost every convenience item known to yet stays well below the prices.

BOB – I guess I’m still living in the and I’m not quite sure I what you consider a low price, but our wagon is approaching $40K which is not cheap by any standard.

TOM – Unless you’re in the or Ferrari category, Dad. But look further into the 960 buyer gets for his or her money. As far as goes, all 960s get automatic control. You just set a predetermined and leave it be. It also comes with cruise control, windows, door locks, and front seats, and a power moonroof.

And that’s not all.

BOB OK, Tom, but there are some I could do without, like the leather upholstery and the moonroof, but I can learn to get cozy with the lumbar support on the front heated outside mirrors, wipers and integrated front fog all of which are standard equipment.

TOM – We’re still not with the standard items, It comes with super-plush mats, lighted vanity in the sun visors, a leather-wrapped wheel and a steering column. And it has that feature that stores the seat position in a memory, so you drive it, all you need to do is push a and the seats go to where you want which is way different than I set them.

BOB – That’s true, I’ve noticed that you set the seat tilted way back, you’re cruising the boulevard on a night and I always have to it back to a normal position.

TOM Cruise in a Volvo? Come on, But I did take it to the mountains, where the inline six gave plenty of to climb upand over the passes with ease.

It a dual overhead cam unit four valves per cylinder has been tweaked to provide torque at lower rpms, but at the of a few horses.

BOB – But the loss isn’t you can feel, and the different cam profiles of the version make it more around town. The automatic-locking and the automatic transmission mode starts the car from third no doubt helped your up in the snow country to reduce on ice. But Tom, we haven’t discussed its safety features

TOM – That’s where really get good. The 960 comes four airbags up front one in the steering wheel, one in the dash and two in the of the front seats. Also, are three-point seat belts for all including the person in the middle seat who usually has to make do a lap belt.

Also, there’s headrests at all seating positions, along automatic tensioners on the front

BOB – The 960 uses daytime headlamps, as well as a rear fog that is just a little than a traditional tail but I’m still not convinced it Volvo also builds its with lots of high-strength inside the doors, and reinforcements in to strengthen the chassis against and offset frontal collisions.

TOM It really is a jungle out there but it helps that all 960 models four-wheel disc brakes a sophisticated four-channel anti-lock system. The system works and really helps pull the car quickly from speeds without locking the brakes. It helps that it’s a and I can fit all my ski stuff inside.

BOB – Volvos have had a reputation for safety and being and this new 960 lives up to that And it’s performance factor is a sleeper in that this 960 we was a wagon. From a stop it really sizzles and surprises drivers.

TOM – Especially it’s driven by an old guy with hair.

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