~150 HP
~180 LB-FT
Curb Weight
2954 LB
Engine Size
2.3 L
Transmission Type
Manual 5-Speed
MPG (City/Highway)
20 MPG

I bought this Volvo in April of 2014 for $1700 as a more reliable and practical replacement for my old rust bucket turbo 1993 Miata. It's my daily and I put about 500 miles a week on it delivering pizza. She isn't the prettiest Volvo out there but I still love the old girl. It got hit on the drivers side at 2am while sitting in a dirt parking lot.  I recently turboed the car using stock parts from a few different junkyard volvos. It's only running 5psi of boost until I can get the BOV installed and replace my radiator. After I get it running well on ~8-10psi (and also get some polyurethane engine mounts) I'm finally going back to the track to see how it drifts now that it actually has some power. Crossing my fingers the m47 transmission doesn't blow 

Discuss this build

[]Max Maioli

I haven't gotten the chance to do the +t swap yet sadly. If you decide to do it though engine reliability won't be your issue, transmission reliability will be. The m46/47 transmissions aren't meant to handle a lot of power and are pretty well known for blowing even with low boost if you aren't kind to them.

[]Sam Freeman

Did you +t the motor? Has it been reliable?

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