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post #1 of 6 Old 10-08-2014, 05:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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1981-1982 308 Feedback and Atlanta Area Owners

Hi,
I'm in the process on buying a 308 and wanted to know the difference between a QV and a 1981-1982 2V. I have tried the QV but wanted to know if you could tell me your opinions on the driving feel between the two. I know there is a lack of power for the 1981-82 2V vs. the QV but still wanted to get everyone's opinions.
Also, are there any owners of 308 3l in the Atlanta area so I could check with them.
Let me know. Thank you.
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post #2 of 6 Old 10-08-2014, 03:40 PM
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I one owned a 1982 308 GTSi and wished I'd kept it
It was a very reliable car and fun to drive
How much $$$ is the difference for a QV?
They are both great cars regardless.
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post #3 of 6 Old 10-08-2014, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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About 10 to 15K depending....
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post #4 of 6 Old 10-09-2014, 07:23 AM
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I had a QV for 13 years. If I was going to do it again, I probably would look for a 2V instead. Carbed 2V's are probably the best of the 308's as you get the rawest experience, but the injected 2V's are very nice as well.

The reason I don't see the QV as worth the stretch is that these are all very slow cars by modern standards... speed isn't what they're about. It's enjoying the ride that is important, and the price premium for the QV's (vs. injected 2V) probably isn't worth it.

When I bought my QV, they weren't that old so performance was still something I had in mind. Nowadays though, I'd approach a 308 like an old Alfa. Take in the smells, the scenery, enjoy the beautiful lines whenever you see the car in your garage, etc.

Just my $.02.
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post #5 of 6 Old 10-14-2014, 05:20 AM
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Try your hand at the local FCA chapter in Atlanta. There is a wealth of knowledge there. There are several 308 guys in the Atlanta area.

As far as preference, it depends. None of the 308s before 84 had rustproofing, so there's that. A 2 valve will bring you joy just as much as a 4 valve. As Bret stated, it's not a fast car but it will hold its own in most situations.... especially in the twisties.

Best advice I could give is buy the best car you can afford.... get a PPI and make sure all the service is up to date.

Current: 85' GTS QV
It's a simple process...... it's just complicated by human beings....
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Good advice Jim
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