The Staff of Motorsport Marketing
The Staff of Motorsport Marketing Writer
6/26/18 3:27 p.m.

Photo Courtesy Volvo

Looking for a boxy sedan that captures that funky ’70s vibe, but don’t want to go with the usual suspects? How about a Volvo 140? Call it the tanklike alternative to a BMW 2002, Datsun 510 or even Alfa Romeo GTV. Plus, right now it’s a sub-$10,000 buy for a very usable classic.…

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Tom1200 HalfDork
6/26/18 10:56 p.m.

Definetly an overlooked car. I miss my 142E, it had both A/C and overdrive. 

bodega New Reader
9/1/22 1:52 p.m.

No mention of the flat cams.

MGWrench New Reader
9/1/22 4:45 p.m.

I miss my '69 145.  Once I swapped the Stromberg carbs for SUs it got really reliable and was one of the best tow cars I've ever owned.

shootingfiend New Reader
11/30/22 11:43 a.m.

I had a 1973 145e and it was a great wagon except for it's propensity to break clutch cables about every 10000 miles...I got to always keeping a spare and they were easy to change... 

bodega New Reader
2/19/23 12:51 p.m.

Did not mention the flat cams, timing gears, carburation, smog equipment, and of course the water pump. 

These cars had a false reputation for being reliable.  When they went to Fuel Injection it added more unreliability with the fuel pumps.

Not only did I own a flat cam one (49K) I also was in the imported parts business from 1972 until 2011.

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