During my recent trip to Iceland, I stopped by a few Reykjavik wrecking yards to see what kind of stuff those Norsemen send to The Crusher. We’ve seen this Lada Niva, and this Renault Megane, some Dodges, and now we’ve got a DAF-connected Volvo that was never sold in the United States.
The 440 was a front-wheel-drive hatchback, which seems so un-Volvo-like for the late-80s/early-90s.
You could get the 440 with a no-doubt-godawful continuously variable transmission (known as the Transmatic), but this one has a 5-speed.
Here’s the likely reason it is no longer on the street.
It’s telling that most of the results I found for a search for Volvo 440 videos were of the “let’s kill this terrible car” variety. Here’s a fiery, smoky brick-on-the-gas-pedal example.
Throw that rulebook out the window!
Is there a safer way to lose your heart?
The 1980s were still going strong in 1993 Germany.