1978 Volvo 244 DL "Blue Star" 2.1 gas


Best car ever driven


Exhaust line 2 years after purchase, while in a trip in Finland. The local dealer did not have the spare in stock, so he built up himself the intermediate line.

The alternator blew out 9 years later, which was OK due to the mileage.

Some rust began to appear close to the rear lights and under the rear wheel compartment, which is a common issue on 14X and 24X.

General Comments:

This car is solid as a rock. I bought it from my father who purchased it new. It's extremely comfortable and reliable. It lacks some extra power, but 100BHP back in the late seventies was already enough.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th August, 2005

14th May 2009, 10:43

Oh yes! It is 2009 now and I have driven all kinds of new cars, including MB S-Klasse and BMW 7-series. Still my rugged old 244 feels better to them, thanks to good space and balanced ride and - of course - swedish engineering. Only they know, who have driven it...