I think that the 700/900 series Volvos
were by far the best. The rear wheel
drive design (which is well balanced
front to rear) gives the best of both
worlds regarding ride & traction. With
the styling update that occured in
1995, the 960 became, in my opinion,
one of the most beautiful cars on the
I love the power and smoothness of the
engine. My 960 wagon drives like a
luxury car, yet has almost as much
cargo room in it as many modern SUV's.
I seem to average 22+ MPG in city
driving and upper twenty's on the
highway. The seats are extremely
The a/c system is adequate but not
superlative on humid summer days. The
cup holder(s) are a bit cheap and
flimsy (sorry, kids there's no place
for extra extra large cups from
McDonalds!). There is no coin holder!
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