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1993 Volvo 960GLE Estate
(This page has been prepared by the owner of this car, Australian member Kevin Greenaway)

 



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In May 1998 my wife Margaret said that we did not need TWO Volvos, at the time I had a 1974 164TE in excellent condition and a 1973 1800ES. She suggested that we should get back to one Volvo by selling one of them. I did not really agree with her logic but as the ES was needing a full paint job to bring it back to scratch, I decided that the 164 was the most practical car to keep out of the two so I sold the ES.  Three days later I saw an advert in the paper for a 960 wagon!  I had been on the lookout for one of these for over two years, so I brought it!  "I thought we were going to get back to one Volvo" said Margaret.  "I did what you asked, I got back to one Volvo but you did not specify for how long did you?"  I actually got away with it. 

Upon making enquiries with Volvo Australia I discovered why I had not others seen for sale.  From 1990 to 1998 only 41 Volvo 960 wagons were sold right across Australia so it really is a rare vehicle in this country. In the five years I have owned it I have only seen one other advert for sale and that was in Melbourne almost 2000kms from where we live in Queensland.  It is a 1993 model and when I purchased it the speedo was reading 103,000kms.  In the past 5 years it has towed our caravan effortlessly about 40,000kms including a second trip right around Australia.  The only major problem I have had is that on a rush trip to Victoria for my brother's funeral it split a heater hose that went unnoticed, overheated and blew a head gasket.  I had to have it trucked 1300kms back to Brisbane for a successful repair. Having a 150kw motor it tows like a dream and without a caravan and being driven carefully it will return around 9/10 litres/100km. It also has no problems in the 'get up and go department'  It is now 10 years old and has 205,000kms on the clock and I am confident that there are many more years service in the old girl yet

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960 (965)
YV1965956 N 0008336
1993
B6304F 2922cc in line six cyl. 24 valve
150 kw @ 6000rpm, 267nm @ 4300rpm
Unleaded Premium 96 Petrol
4 speed Auto (Economy, Sport, Winter)
Discs
Alloy  6x15
205/60 R15 91V (I'm going back to the original 195/65x15VR)
8.5/11 litres/100km
208kp/h   0-100kp/h in 9.1 secs
9.9m
2124 Litres with seats down

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