SPECS
Horsepower
236 HP
Torque
243 LB-FT
Curb Weight
3371 LB
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Engine Size
2.3 L
Transmission Type
Manual
MPG (City/Highway)
24 MPG
VEHICLE STORY

Got this car when I was 17 off of a sketchy guy on Craigslist. He of course claimed it was owned by a grandma before he briefly owned it, and there may be some truth to that but who knows. When I got it, it was leaking boost, leaking from the evap system, needed a starter, and occasionally misfired, among other things. After a new ingnition tune, just about every filter and fluid change, starter replacement, etc, it has become a reliable, fun, and practical daily. I took it across the US the summer after high school and it performed wonderfully, going from CT to California and back without an issue. Although it is my daily, I overhauled the suspension and put it on coilovers, and also added a stiffer rear sway bar. With these upgrades it can rip around corners pretty damn quick for a large family station wagon. The coilovers make some New England roads pretty rough, but overall they ride okay. Next plans are probably maintenance/reliability mods and some interior work.

Discuss this build

[]Gregory Garoppolo

Nice V70! Are you running the I see that you said that the ride is a little rough with the BC coilovers, are you running their helper springs? Helper springs are supposed to help with the ride quality.

[]Kevin Kukla

I am not running the helper springs but thanks for the idea, I actually didn’t know BC sold them.

[]Gregory Garoppolo

You're welcome! I'm glad that I could help! I was curious because I have considered BC products myself and was looking at those helper springs.

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