I’ve had Helga out of action since the start of the year, and having started back at an old job, when I saw this on eBay I made the dubious leap of reasoning that another car made perfect sense. So, welcome Waffles!
She’s a 1996 Volvo 850 T-5, with a 2.3 turbo 5 cylinder, circa 200k miles and pretty messy interior. There’s plenty of good points – the previous owner recently replaced the clutch, lower front suspension arms, PCV system and a few other bits I’d inevitably have had to do. For now she drives really nicely, though I’m not convinced she’s making anything like the 225 brake she should. Helga’s spoiled me a bit there though.
I’m not sure how much of a project I want her to be yet vs. reliable daily transport, but I always always wanted a big Volvo since I was a toddler so I’m feeling pretty good about myself right now. At least until she goes wrong.