Hammer Time: Dirty Videos

Steven Lang
by Steven Lang

The Volvo 740 was a rolling pile of boredom for most folks. A typical midsized sedan that was a bit heavy, a bit underpowered, very safe, and downright spartan in base form. Where’s the fun in all that? Well it depends on where you drive it. Take this video and marvel in a car that could drift like a 240SX given the right combination of snow, skinny snow tires, and a driver that could have easily passed for the stig’s Swedish sister . If there is anything that can get me into my 1993 Volvo 940 (the 740’s twin brother), it would be a video like this. How about you? Any video flights of fancy that remind you of the greatness that is your daily driver?


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  • Revjasper Revjasper on Sep 30, 2010

    The Saab Suite! http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8521999166042642874&hl=en Because of that, I've had a 9000 since 2001.

  • Rday Rday on Sep 30, 2010

    I had an 85 740 manual and put almost 400K on it. It had original engine and clutch and had never had any major repairs. It was a great car to drive except on ice/snow. Got over 30mpg and handled just great. I had to use studded snow tires in the winter to keep out of trouble. Drunk sideswiped my son and had the car totaled out. I looked for a while to find a good used one but my wife hated to drive a RWD car so I gave up on the idea. Still remember the 740 with fond memories. Too bad the new volvos don't have the same great quality/reliability reputation. Now I am a Toyota/Honda fan.

    • Accs Accs on Sep 30, 2010

      Ive had a SLEW of Accords.. and a mad fetish for anything Accord Wagon. My current Accord from 00 with 206... will be my last. Im tired of the bloat in the Accord. Im tired of the lack of feel Im tired of the company slacking on the issues about engine power management. Im also sick and tired of Honda producing such overweight and top heavy garbage. There is no wagons.. just CUVs galore. Honda screws up the Accord wagon for 2010 m.y by releasing the Crosstour. Couldnt get worse. Then Honda turns around and apologizes for such a #(#*@ that the Crosstour is.. and says the Accord for Europe / China will come to the U.S, as a wagon version of the TSX (that it is overseas.) But it wont have the deisel. It wont have the stick or the high revving four. Its going to have the same 3.5ltr 6cycl and its going to be priced over 30g.. for a Accord wagon.. in a company (Acura) TRYING to sell the MDX and the ZDX (same frame as the Pilot). Pointless. Dont get me started about Toyota. They cant wipe their ass properly.. and have it not recalled. Ive been following the auto industry for coming on 20+yrs.. and Toyota.. is the only company to have the NHTSA ORDER them to stop selling 4 different cars in the U.S. On top of.. Not a single thing Toyota makes currently.. ISNT on recall. Camry frame and engined vehicles date back to 1998. GS is in for valve springs. GX is in for stability control system.

  • Vvk Vvk on Sep 30, 2010

    This is why RWD is better than anything else. I love old Volvos. Had a 1988 245 with a stick and it is still one of my favorite cars ever. Terrific handling, great brakes, comfortable, solid, quiet, economical. Supremely practical, too.

  • VictoryCabal VictoryCabal on Sep 30, 2010

    A couple of winters ago, C&D visited my local SCCA region's ice races to film the 2008 WRX STi. Here's the video they produced: http://www.caranddriver.com/features/08q1/2008_subaru_wrx_sti_on_ice-video My daily driver is the Avalanche about 15 seconds in.

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