Volvo 960: Youngtimer of the Week

New series on AutoExperience: Every week one of our editors picks a car not older than 30 or newer than 10 years and publishes stats and some nice pictures.

Volvo is kicking things off with its very characterstic 960:

  • Built from 1990 to 1998
  • Successor of the 740 and upmarket brother of the 940
  • In the last two production years sold as the S90 and V90 (depending on saloon or estate)
  • Signature-smooth 3.0 Inline-Six 24V DOHC engine with 204 hp / 270 Nm
  • Curb weight at least 1560kg
  • 0-100 in 9.1s / limited top speed of 210 km/h
  • Base price from $34.000 for MY96

Upcoming: Seat Ateca Review

We at AutoExperience are very happy with the absolute surge in view numbers for our latest test / review article with the all-new Citroen C3. Since you as a reader seem to appreciate content like that; we are already preparing more.

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For our next test, we are planning to drive the new Seat Ateca. the Ateca is very important car for the (originally) Spanisch carmakers since it’s their first real SUV. It operates in the same segment as the Volkswagen Tiguan, with which it also shares quite some parts and engines. In order to get you prepared for the things to come; we went through the online configurator (http://configurator.seat.nl/ateca) and assembled the following setup.

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Seat Ateca 1.4 TSI (150) Style – €31.235 (Dutch MSRP)

  • ‘Samoa Orange’ (metallic) €650
  • 17″ ‘Bicolour Dynamic’ alloys €390
  • Top speed 205 kp/h
  • 0-100 in 8.5 sec
  • 250Nm of torque
  • Six speed manual
  • Consumption 1:18.8

Style included options:

  • Cruise controle
  • Electronic differentials (XDS)
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Front fog lights
  • Climate controle
  • Infotainment ‘Colour Plus’ (7″ touchscreen)
  • PDC rear
  • Alu accents front and rear bumpers

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Extra options:

  • ‘Style’ Alcantara sports seats €450
  • ‘Upgrade Professional 1’ (8″ satnav / light+rain sensors / auto dimming mirror / rearview camera / privacy glass) €690
  • ‘Upgrade Technology 1’ (ACC / LDWS / AHB / RSI) €650
  • ‘Upgrade Sound’ (10 speakers incl. subwoofer) €390
  • ‘Upgrade Winter’ (heated front seats + mirrors + headlights) €390
  • Seat ‘Drive Profile’ €190
  • Heated Windscreen €190

€34.535