home register FAQ memberlist calendar

Go Back   Turbobricks Forums > Mechanical > maintenance & nonperformance

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-23-2018, 12:12 AM   #1
IRMB
Board Member
 
IRMB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: SF Bay
Default Advice - Non Modded 245 or Modded 940

I'm looking for a back up car to my daily - which is a sports car. I'd like something I can carry groceries in, bikes and more than 2 people. I've always loved Volvo 240's and know they last forever.

I've also always wanted a turbo'd red block.

I'm currently looking at a 100% stock 1989 245 with 175k miles and no issues and a 1991 940 with lots of mods and a few issues (rear wiper, one headlight, speedo dont work).

One the one hand - the 245 is pristine and I can make it my own by adding IPD parts and turbo.

on the other the 940 has more done do it performance-wise than I'd ever do - and I sort of doubt repairing its few issues will cost as much as modding the 245.

So what say you guys? is the 940 a good bet in general - when compared to the 245? And is buying a car already modded with all the bells and whistles a smarter way to go than buying something stock and building it?

Thanks!

here's the 940 ad https://norfolk.craigslist.org/cto/d...565069832.html

here's the 245 ad https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto...543957467.html
__________________
[IMG][/IMG]

Last edited by IRMB; 04-23-2018 at 12:17 AM..
IRMB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2018, 02:27 AM   #2
centason
CNT-FAI
 
centason's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Ft.Mill, SC
Default

Looks like the 245 ad is gone.
__________________
Member: TBCCS
"Democracy is also a form of worship. It is the worship of Jackals by Jackasses." -H. L. Mencken
Quote:
Originally Posted by 240240 View Post
Yes, but I keep having the dream of shoving the Cocaine up my ass!
Quote:
Originally Posted by golgothan View Post
Ohh god no, I'd rather eat hot diarrhea than drive a 7/9
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedFridge View Post
You sons of bitches are the biggest thread de-railers in forum history.
Any forums history.
centason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2018, 09:37 AM   #3
Mbeas96
Board Member
 
Mbeas96's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Charleston
Default

Nice 940 tho should be fun if you decide to get it!
__________________
1990 745 remanned b230ft w/ h-beam rods 16t aw71 ~10k
Completely stock 1999 Jeep Cherokee 274k

My build thread: http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=340910
Mbeas96 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2018, 09:39 AM   #4
Lando
Arthur Digby Sellers
 
Lando's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Rancho Relaxo
Default

I don't like to buy modded cars, because hey usually are hack jobs and even if they aren't they are probably going to be less reliable than a stocker.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by amerbritcan View Post
Lando you have an enticing midriff.
Quote:
Originally Posted by 240240 View Post
get on my lawn
Lando is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2018, 10:30 AM   #5
Redwood Chair
K-jet For Life
 
Redwood Chair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: - Stock PSI Or Bust -
Default

Definitely buy the molested, rusty 49 state car and have it shipped out here.
__________________
Raise The Lowered


Image hosted by servimg.com

Quote:
Originally Posted by hiperfauto View Post
Folks on here don't know a good deal when they see it.
how psi stock cna support?

Redwood Chair is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2018, 01:44 PM   #6
Matt86
Board Member
 
Matt86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Atlanta, GA
Default

Please don't ruin a nice 245 by modding it as I've seen too many nice cars get ruined with sloppy modifications rendering the car inoperable and eventually parted out and scrapped. I know I'm going against the TB Crowd with that...of course ruining a 7/9 series is perfectly acceptable no matter whos side you are on.
__________________
1998 V70R
1989 245 DL
Matt86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2018, 02:19 PM   #7
PCH
Board Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: SoCal
Default

Few years ago I was looking at the same choice. Don't regret getting a 945T.
I wouldn't buy an already modded car though.
PCH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2018, 02:27 PM   #8
Redwood Chair
K-jet For Life
 
Redwood Chair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: - Stock PSI Or Bust -
Default

They made them you know?

Get one while you still can...

1985 Volvo 245 Turbo Intercooled wagon M46 233k
Redwood Chair is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2018, 08:25 PM   #9
John242Ti
trouserman
 
John242Ti's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Duvall, WA
Default

^Definitely a project there... Needs this to be done before it can be driven:


Better choice, find a nice, unmodified 1993-95 945Ti and enjoy having something that won't be tempermental, unlike a 240 Turbo with K-Jet that's having issues. When K-Jet is set up correctly and not running on the swine called gas down in California, it'll run nicely. Otherwise, I can see why most TB'ers yank the system out and replace it with LH-Jet or MS.

-J
__________________

1982 242Ti - black, M46. 1985 245Ti - blue, M46. 1989 745Ti - red, Aw71.
Formerly Blue245Ti, 245GT-Turbo, and, originally 242GT-Ti.

Last edited by John242Ti; 04-24-2018 at 05:46 PM..
John242Ti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2018, 08:45 PM   #10
IRMB
Board Member
 
IRMB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: SF Bay
Default

How hard will it be to get the Virginia care to pass smog in CA?
IRMB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2018, 08:46 PM   #11
IRMB
Board Member
 
IRMB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: SF Bay
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Redwood Chair View Post
They made them you know?

Get one while you still can...

1985 Volvo 245 Turbo Intercooled wagon M46 233k
yah. that's not a drivable car. that's a project.
IRMB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2018, 05:43 PM   #12
John242Ti
trouserman
 
John242Ti's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Duvall, WA
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by IRMB View Post
How hard will it be to get the Virginia care to pass smog in CA?
Shouldn't be hard, since the turbo cars are California-spec emissions-wise. That said, I'd almost check the Seattle and PDX CL sites for a decent 945Ti, then pick it up over the iPd weekend and drive it home.

-J
John242Ti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2018, 07:09 PM   #13
benski
Board Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Olympic Peninsula, Wa. State
Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by John242Ti View Post
Shouldn't be hard, since the turbo cars are California-spec emissions-wise. That said, I'd almost check the Seattle and PDX CL sites for a decent 945Ti, then pick it up over the iPd weekend and drive it home.

-J
Yup. You might also find a decent 945T at IPD... who knows?
benski is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:16 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.