Volvo 440: couple of questions for those who know.
I Was looking for a new car recently, my mechanic looked around and got
reserved from a dealer for me
a 1995 N-plate Volvo 440 with 75k on the clock for £550, the newer
facelifted model, I get the car on thursday/friday.
I was speaking briefly over the phone to my mechanic friend about the
deal, it was a rushed conversation, so I don't even know what specific
model it is, nor even the colour :-).
My spec. was for a good condition car with reasonable mileage for my
I owned a Volvo 340 DL a time before, I'm not up on the 440 model range.
He has checked it over and it is in fine condition all round, but
haven't seen him since and can't get him on the phone since he is away
So, a couple of questions:
He says it is a 1.7 litre, he may not have checked this properly or got
it wrong. Were the 440's available with a 1.7 at this time?
I see searching the net that they were 1.6i, 1.8i,2.0i in petrol and 1.9
diesel by this stage, as far as I know.
If turns out to be a 1.6i, are they very underpowered or reasonably
Were all of the models available at that time (95/N) equipped with Cent.
Locking/E. windows/Sunroof as standard, or was there still a base model
with manual windows etc. A friend of mine had the old shape 440 1.8i on
a K-Plate, nice car, but it had manual everything and no sunroof.
Just trying to get an idea here of what I'm going to get.