Originally Posted by windwagen
I always felt those Volvos are on the slow side. My neighbor has a V70R with a stick. Same generation as the blue one. I was really excited when he told me about it.... 300 HP after all. At the time I was driving a 540.... I dunno.... BMW must underrate their motors because the 540 would eat this thing alive!
I remember my father looking at 540i's in 1997, the Budds salesman took us for a test drive and pinned it in a stick 540i for us, Christ I thought a bomb went off. It was so
much faster than any other car we had ever owned. Of course he didn't buy it, came down to size for a family of 5, and thus he came home with a 1997 Explorer.