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well-equipped black 1997 850 awd for sale<BR>. 105,000 km ~ 65,000 miles<BR>. 5 speed manual transmission<BR>. power, heated, leather seats (both with memory), am/fm/tape/cd<BR>. wood trim, trip computer, sunroof with wind deflector, security cover, floor and cargo area winter trays<BR>. block heater, roof rails, 4 snow tires on steel wheels, tracs, alarm, immobilizer<BR>. just had timing belt changed<BR>$26,500 Canadian<BR>. can be viewed in Toronto area <P><BR>[This message has been edited by Neil (edited 11-28-2000).]<P>[This message has been edited by Neil (edited 12-10-2000).]<P>[This message has been edited by Neil (edited 01-04-2001).]<p>[This message has been edited by Neil (edited 01-04-2001).]
 

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You guys familiar with Canadian cars, do you know what models the awd came with? For instance, were your '97 Rs and T-5s awd or did they have an awd option? Is it the same Viscous Coupling setup that went into the XC and later S and V70 awd models?
 

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i think the CAN model in question was the same as our R AWD wagon, but available with the manual tranny. i.e.=the ULTIMATE 800-series wagon! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"> hmmmm... how hard is it to register a Canadian car here?... that price is only a little over US$17k<P>
 

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George<P>The awd wagons were first introduced in Canada a year ahead of the US market. In the early 1998 model year, as Volvo switched over to the v/s70 badging, some 1998 v70s AWDs were sold with manual transmissions. They are extremely rare. A dealer in St. Catherines, Ontario has a red, 1998 v70 awd with manual transmission for sale for about $35,000 CDN.<P>Neil
 

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"i think the CAN model in question was the same as our R AWD wagon, but available with the manual tranny."<P>Actually, the 1997 awd wagon features the lpt 190 hp engine, which makes it truly unique. For whatever reason, Volvo did not couple that engine with a manual transmission in any other model (as far as I know). The 1997 GLT in Canada carried the same 190 hp engine, but was only available with an automatic transmission.<P>Early R models (FWD only) were available in Canada with a manual transmission. They too are rare. FWD T5s have always (somebody will correct me) been available with manual transmissions.<P>Neil
 

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I don't know if importing would be that tough. I know that NHTSA has importers specifically for bringing in cars from Canada.<P>Too bad they didn't make an awd R on the 850. I love my '97 854R and can only imagine what it would be like with awd and a manual.<P>That said, here's an interesting story I can relate to you. I know a guy with a VW Corrado. Most of the VW guys with the early platform cars like the Corrado, lust after the rare syncro awd system (actually a Viscous coupling system like the Volvo's). Anyway, in Europe, one tuner has done Syncro conversions on Corrados, though it required a whole new floorpan being put into the cars, and thus making it highly unrealistic.<P>Okay, so Brian decides he wants to do this. He sources the parts except for the pan and checks the clearance. It fits, but he can't do the stock gas tank anymore, so he goes with a racing fuel cell.<P>Result, he's got one of 3 awd Corrados in the world. Nice huh?<P>Anyway, I was wondering how different the 850 and 70 series cars are underneath from the awd models. If it all cleared, and you could swap in a gas tank from an awd, that'd be kind of interesting. <P>Next time I have a chance to look underneath an awd, I'll have to take a look.
 
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