6 Great Cars Without On-Board Diagnostic Systems (OBD)

On-Board Diagnostics systems (OBD) help technicians or even owners scan for error codes in their car. OBD ports are found in most modern cars, but there are still cars that don’t come with the feature.

The beginning of on-board diagnostic systems was in 1980, and they detected things like fuel emission or light malfunction.

The essence of On-Board Diagnostic Systems (OBD) has improved over the years to give a total picture of any fault that your car might have. 

Here’s a list of cars that lack an OBD system:

1. Peugeot 406 Coupe

Manufactured by French automobile company Peugeot between 1995 to 2004, Peugeot 406 is a large family car.

The 406 Series replaced the Peugeot 405 and was, in turn, replaced by the 407 series.

The Peugeot 406 Coupe was first launched in 1996 at the Paris Auto Show. It is a 2-door vehicle that is praised for its great second-hand value, economical fuel consumption, and its diesel engines.

The Peugeot 406 Coupe broke sales records in the UK due to its durability and soon became the option for most taxis and company cars.

The European Emission Standards made it mandatory for all diesel engine cars sold in the European Union from 2001 to have OBDs.

This means that the Peugeot 406 Coupe models up till 2001 are without On-Board diagnostic systems.

2. Volvo S60

Volvo S60 series made its debut in the automobile market in 2000. It is a compact saloon car with 4 doors, a transverse engine, and front-wheel drive.

The Volvo S60 Series replaced the S70 series to compete with the likes of BMW E46 and Mercedes Benz W203.

Volvo S60 has turned out new models of their series since its first generation was released in 2000 (2001 Model).

If you pick any of the Volvo S60 models from 2001 to 2004, you will have a great car that does not have an On-Board diagnostic system.

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3. Audi A2

If you love a stylishly compact, fuel economical, and durable car, the Audi A2 Series is perfect for you.

The Audi A2 Series was manufactured in Germany by Audi between 1999 to 2005.

This series is known and loved for its aluminum finishing, solid engines, and fuel efficiency.

The production of the Audi A2 Series was unfortunately stopped in 2005.

The reason for stopping production was the excessive cost of manufacturing the car with aluminum.

The Audi A2 prides itself as the first 5-door vehicle in Europe that consumes less than 3 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers.

Only the 2000 and the 2001 models of the Audi A2 do not have OBD ports since the EU regulations were followed from the 2002 model.

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4. Audi A4 B5

This is the first generation of the A4 series that is based on the Volkswagen Group B platform.

The A4 B5 is internally known as the Typ 8D and was first manufactured in 1994. It was preceded by the Audi 80 and then succeeded by B6, B7, B8, and the B9 series that signaled the end of the 5 generations of the Audi A4.

The A4 B5 started out as a 4-door saloon or sedan executive car. It also has a wagon design.

Audi A4 B5 had a great 7-year run with only the major facelift done to 1998 and 1999 models.

All the seven generations of the Audi A4 B5 are yours to explore if you are looking for a car without an OBD.

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 5.  Maserati 3200 GT

Lovers of luxury and class were the first on the mind of the manufacturers of the 4-seater grand tourer christened as the Maserati 3200 GT series.

The series had a short number of years of glory because it was produced between 1998-2002. The total number of the Maserati 3200 GT produced was 4,795 and the complaints on the productions were next to nothing.

Maserati 3200 GT cars were mainly sold in Europe. It has a 3.2 liter twin-turbocharged, dual overhead cam V8 engine.

The Maserati 3200 GT is the first car in the world to feature LED taillights. The outer part of these taillights carved in the shape of a boomerang were the brake light. Meanwhile, the inner layer of the LED lights housed the directional indicator.

The year 1999 model witnessed the release of an automatic model of the Maserati 3200 GT- the 3200 GT Automatica (also known as 3200 GTA).

Out of all the models of the 3200 GT produced, only the 2002 model has an OBD port due to the EU regulations.

6. Hyundai Accent

This 1st generation of Hyundai Accent does not have On-Board Diagnostic Systems but would give you no problems.

The Hyundai Accent combined good looks with decent fuel economy and has continued to be a popular alternative to offers from Toyota and Honda in the sub-compact class.

U.S. News owners’ reviews show that Hyundai Accent is a good car with very spacious seats and provides great value for one’s money. The exterior, engine, and interior parts were all commended.

If you need a car with great fuel economy, Hyundai Accent, especially the first generation, would be a good option.

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