1978 Volvo 244 Review from Australia and New Zealand

1978 Volvo 244 DL 2.1

Model year1978
Year of manufacture1978
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.1 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired126000 kilometres
Most recent distance132000 kilometres


Best car anyone could own!!!


It had a hole in the exhaust pipe, but was easily fixed and not too expensive.

Apart from that, I've had no trouble with it.

General Comments:

My parents bought me this car for my 16th birthday (I'm 16 now, as they thought it would be a great car to learn in as they are so safe and sturdy.

We bought it off an old lady for $2000. It is in perfect condition with not a mark on the exterior.

It's a great car to drive and I absolutely LOVE it. I'm sure I'll have it for a long time since it only has 132,000km on it.

There's nothing about it I don't like, and I would recommend one to anyone.

Plus they look great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th October, 2007

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