Volvo 440 Review from Belgium

1996 Volvo 440 2.0i

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.0i Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired48000 kilometres
Most recent distance79000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 440

Summary:

Reliable car, improved driving with a different wheelset

Faults:

No problems with the car so far... rear fog light does not work, that's it...

General Comments:

I drove a Volvo 440 GLT 2.0i before this car, that was a regular basic Volvo 440 2.0i, so altogether over ten years of experience with this model.

What I like about this car is the fact that it's reliable, has a good engine, and that it is a hatchback, can be convenient, and is also 30 centimeters shorter than an 850 sedan, so makes it easier to park, especially when you live in a city.

Driving conditions: can be interesting in wet weather. Taking bends at high speed, slightly bad roads can cause the tail to break out. Can be improved a lot by using a different wheel set, low-profile tires, the car is a few centimetres closer to the ground, and makes the car stick to the road a lot better at higher speed and when taking bends; tangible safer driving feeling... average consumption 9Liter/100km.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th April, 2011

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review