I loved my 242DL, B230, 4 speed. Best seats of any car. Dash real easy to work on. Bought mine in 86 for $3,500, sold in 90 for $6,200, had 2 buyers bidding in driveway! Repainted mine in metallic root beer with thin gold trim stripe. Used IPD to upgrade everything on suspension. I was in Orange county and San Diego, Calif. Many Volvo owners knew of my ride and offered to buy many times. Had a Mazda RX7 also I rallied on the street with other RX7 owners, had several offers to buy also, because I spent 9 yrs. in Japan would get special parts and an engine that wasn't available in US. I would buy another 242DL to putter with, but an auto. Real easy to work on. 500k+ you must take good care of yours & tinker alot. Love to C it!