Put it all into 1318 kg of car weight. One can predict how comfortable 1981 Volvo 245 is by comparing the dimensions. By this the width of the 245 was at 1707 mm. The important dimension of Volvo 245 produced in 1981 is the length at 4785 mm. We also can look at Volvo as 1460 mm high car. Being 4785 mm long the vehicle possesses 2640 mm of wheelbase.
Read instructions of Volvo which give information on 245 behavior connecting it with 2640 mm of wheelbase. The motor power is also important considering 1318 kg weight and other dimensions of 1980 245. It should always be considered in complex: 4785 mm length, 1707 mm width and 1460 mm height.