SPECS
Horsepower
240 HP
Torque
221 LB-FT
Curb Weight
3342 LB
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Engine Size
2.3 L
Transmission Type
Automatic
MPG (City/Highway)
23/29 MPG
VEHICLE STORY

Purchased January 2016. This car was Volvo's yellow T-5R estate press car and was on the cover of Motor Trend in May, 1995, in addition to being featured in many other places as well. Since I am driving it a fair amount at the moment, it is receiving some reversible mods to enhance the enjoyment of the time I spend in it (such as the Dolby Pro Logic surround sound system and 850R seats), but it will eventually be returned to exactly the way it was during it's time as a press car and used primarily as a show car when I have have the money and space to import a manual yellow estate to drive. It was also a preproduction car and, as such, has several oddities, such as having the fog lights hardwired (there is no 213 relay), and having mismatched dash and console trim (they are both the burl black walnut you would expect, but the console trim is finished in a lighter color than the dash trim, I can only presume because Volvo had not yet worked out the processes for this trim).

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