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Volvo C-70

The C70 Coupe and Convertible look almost too good to be Volvos. Indeed, the Volvo badging is the only thing with a straight line on these cars.

Two new variations are added for a total of four models this year. The HPT models are highly “motorvated” by a 236-horsepower 2.3-litre high-pressure turbo-charged in-line “five”. LPT models do almost as well with the 190-hp 2.4-litre low-pressure turbo motor. In either case, the engines drive the front wheels. For 1999, a new 4-speed electronic adaptive automatic transmission adjusts to the driver’s individual driving patterns. The selectable winter mode is still included. Volvo’s Stability and Traction Control (STC) is available. Increased security is provided by larger Side Impact Protection System (SIPS) airbags and the addition of a Whiplash Protection System.


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Daewoo Nubira

The second car in this class. Brakes are by way of dual airbags.  Download here

The car’s bumper design features three separate shock-absorbing components to minimize impacts. A side impact protection system consists of doors reinforced with steel bars, while child safety rear door locks provide an extra measure of protection for children. The spacious trunk is complemented by 60/40 rear folding seatbacks.

In keeping with the safety theme, Nubira is equipped for poor weather with bright reflector headlamps, integrated fog lamps and large rear combination lamps for increased driving safety & visibility. The CDX wagon we drove had a rather noisy but sporty-sounding engine, paired to a very smooth-shifting automatic transmission. Strong points included driver and passenger comfort front and rear versatile heating/ventilation, and a rear cargo area with lots of hidden under-floor storage.

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