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    Volvo 480: 25th Anniversary of the first FWD Volvo

    A few weeks too late, but never mind.

    http://www.volvocars.com/intl/top/ab...spx?itemid=202

    By the way, they're brilliant.
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    1995 Volvo 480 Turbo: white, open filter, tweaked wastegate. Brilliant little car.
    1996 Triumph Daytona 900, black, loud pipes. Brilliant big old bike.
    1998 BMW 540i: Big fat fast and thirsty. Lovely V8 burble.

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    btw no they aren't they are just old.
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    Wink saab

    i know why you dont love the saab m8 i had one as well kept it 3 weeks and sold it bought another t5 much better car

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    I really like them. I have even nearly bought one......

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    had one myself & they are very good, alot more gadgets on them than 850's which i still miss (plus brakes are alot better)

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    I have to admit myself I nearly bought one at one point for 400. I think they are a decent looking car for the era and abit different.
    Arguing is pointless....she may not be right but she's never wrong

    Tell her a remap is just having your satnav updated.....

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    Previous other stuff: Saxo Turbo, 2004 996 C4S, 2008 Z4M, 2001 Yaris T-Sport, 2002 S2000 Mugen, and a 1999 Evo VI



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    I found it amusing that Volvo made such a big fuss about the 480 for the celebration year - considering they spent much of the last 25 years pretty much pretending it never happened.

    Oh well
    Cheers!

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    I've had two... a celebration 2.0 and a turbo... the turbo kicked ass... easy to get em to 200 bhp... cossie killers... and pop up lights.... they're cool even these days..

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    Easy to put big power to them, but NOT easy putting big power to the floor through them!!!! Also uprated clutch a must for meaningful power changes.

    In fact this is the reason I finally abandoned the 480 as a daily drive and as a modding experiment - just not sensible for driving with the power we wanted, and could get with it - wheelspinning in 3rd may seem impressive, but not fun...

    I must've owned 8 or 9 480s in my time - the last one got scrapped only a few months ago. Still co-run the Volvo 480 Club of Europe though...
    Cheers!

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