This is a car from the 1980s which I had never seen before, the Volvo 340DL found in Budapest. I was not aware that Volvo had produced a compact car.
This 4-door hatchback was in production between 1976-1991, and was considered a competitor to the Opel Kadett.
Lets check it out.
The front view of the car seems to have a bit of that familiar Volvo look that was persistent for so many years, somewhat similar to the 1970s/1980s wagons and sedans, but perhaps not quite as boxy.
Tough to tell what year this car is exactly. Perhaps 1986, but the chrome trim tells me it might be older.
Here is a view from the rear of the Volvo 340DL.
You can see that it has a small black spoiler giving it a sporty look, very similar to the one we saw on the trunk of that red BMW 3 series.
The real selling feature of this car compared to the competition in the hatchback landscape was that it was perhaps a more reliable, and definitely a safer alternative.
Despite the sporty look and being a rear wheel drive vehicle this car was considered heavy, and therefore not that zippy.
The 300 series is unusual in that it has the gearbox mounted over the rear axle.
Love those rectangular door handles.
So there you have it, the Volvo 340DL found in Budapest, Hungary!