- Thanks to Hugo Prosser for all the images!

The Volvo 440 was a four door, front engine, front wheel drive sedan produced from 1987 to 1996 at the NedCar factory in Born, Netherlands. It was given a facelift in 1994. The 440 contained a lot of parts from the 480 (hopefully a future article) such as the floorpan, some engine options, some of the front and rear suspension, braking systems, and the transmission.

There were a lot of engine options available for the 440 which included a 1.6L I4 producing 84 horsepower, a 1.7L Renault I4 producing 78 to 105 horsepower, a Turbo I4 producing 122 horsepower, a 1.8L I4 featured in the limited market High Tech Auto paired with a CVT, which failed pretty miserably, a 1.9L turbo diesel producing 89 horsepower, and a 2.0L I4 producing 110 horsepower. That's a lot of engine options. In case that was too much for you to read, the horsepower ranged from 78 bhp to 122 bhp.

The engine options were paired with either a CVT, a 5-speed manual, or a 4-speed automatic. There were a lot of features that later became standard on the 440 including ABS (anti-lock brakes), front fog lights, reading lights for the front and rear passengers, traction control, a tachometer, lumbar support, electric windows and mirrors, tinted windows to block UV, and a self-supporting hood.

The wheelbase spanned 98.5 inches, with the length of the car varying from 169.8 inches to 174.6 inches. The width of the 440 was 66.4 inches, and the car was about 55 inches tall. The car weighed from 2,189 lbs to 2,357 lbs.

If you wanna buy a 440, know they're cheap. Really cheap. I was able to find some as low as € 300, though they have some issues. Some pristine examples were about € 3000 for the Volvo 440 enthusiast.

Any cars you want me to cover next? Let me know in the comments!

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