Volvo 140 Review from Australia and New Zealand

1974 Volvo 140 B20A 2.0L petrol

Model year1974
Year of manufacture1974
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission B20A 2.0L petrol Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired265000 kilometres
Most recent distance287000 kilometres


Great car for 1974


Fuel pump just died, so had to replace that in 2008. I just bought an electric one on ebay. (Touch wood) nothing else really has gone wrong with the vehicle. It is a paddock basher on about 60 hectares; nothing else can really go wrong.

- Bad rust at rear of vehicle. (Due to the fact it has never been garaged)

General Comments:

It is used as a paddock basher, so I really don't know what it would handle like on the road, although on the grass even in the wet it handles quite well, so I would imagine that it would handle real well on the road. The reason it's used as a paddock basher is that it has too much rust to get a road worthy certificate.

On another note, the interior of the vehicle is quite nice. It has a nice colour for the trim, and the seats are like lounges.

The car has a large boot so it is a good car for a large family etc. It can tow a lot for a car of that size. It can hold approximately 107kg of luggage on the roof (that would really help).

The car has front and rear crumple zones, three point safety belts, energy absorbing bumper bars, collapsable steering column, and large disc brakes all round.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th July, 2009

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 1 review