Volvo 940 Reviews from Belgium

1995 Volvo 940 Polar 2.3 turbo

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.3 turbo Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired223800 kilometres
Most recent distance294750 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 740

Summary:

Best car ever built

Faults:

I never repaired this car other than do maintenance like oil, belts, filters and brake pads. It was very easy to work with.

General Comments:

I have owned three of these cars in total and frankly, for the money they are the best in the world. If I was not blessed with six children and in need of a minivan, I would buy these until the end of the world. I simply love Volvo 940s.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th March, 2007

1995 Volvo 940 2.4 turbo diesel

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.4 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 kilometres
Most recent distance320000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

320.000 km and never let me down

Faults:

One damper replaced under dealer warranty.

Clutch replaced at 312.000 km.

My previous car, a Volkswagen Golf, started falling to pieces from kilometer 1000.

General Comments:

Maintain it carefully, and it is indestructible. A spacious, safe and very comfortable long-distance hauler. Seats are superb. (I have a 14-year history of back problems, but my 940's finely shaped and heated seats bring me to Italy or Southern France in top condition!) Only thing I miss: air conditioning.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th September, 2004

15th Dec 2005, 16:41

I have a volvo 940 estate, 2.4 diesel. When I bought car it drove like a dog, very underpowered. Thirsty, I took car to specialist garage, they timed the engine properly. Now I am very happy. It goes like a rocket, very smooth. 38mpg @ 70mph. I am having problems with the speedometer. It only works when it wants to! Sometimes the sunroof opens then won't close. Hey ho, I love this car.

17th Feb 2007, 07:30

If the sunroof is electric, the usual problem is the switch on the dashboard. Remove and dismantle the switch. The contacts are usually dirty. Clean the contacts and check the white roller has no flat spots. Reassemble the switch and the roof should work again. Recommend lubricating the accessable running mechanism of the sunroof as well.

1995 Volvo 940 Polar 2.3 Low Pressure turbo

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.3 Low Pressure turbo Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 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)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired192000 kilometres
Most recent distance250000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 740

Summary:

A lifestyle choice

Faults:

The oil pan on the auto box cracked, welding fixed that. The radiator cracked, but I replaced that in half-an-hour. The most expensive was the ignition power amplifier unit. The rest of the money that I have spent on the car has not been necessary, at least not if you ask my wife.

General Comments:

I often drive 24 hour drives or longer, and I hardly notice it. Climate control, autobox, cruise control, power adjustable seats, heated seats, heated mirrors, you name it, my car has it.

The car drives like a dream, the autobox and the low pressure turbo operate very well together as the torque is low down. With the sports suspension that I installed, it also handles very well and corners fast without any complaint.

These cars are built to last and are built to be easy to fix. They are the last of a great generation of Volvos.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th August, 2004

1996 Volvo 940 2.4 turbo diesel

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.4 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 kilometres
Most recent distance226000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

Safe, durable, and great value for money. Buy it as a 'Volvo Selected Used Car'

Faults:

Right side rear suspension damper gave way. In fact I didn't even notice the damper had worn out. The dealer told me it was leaking some oil and had to be replaced. He did so under warranty, without the slightest discussion. (BTW, great dealer: Van Kasteren, Sint Niklaas, Belgium)

General Comments:

Very spacious, safe and reliable car. Doing 37.000 km per year I haven't experienced any significant problems.

The seats are marvellous. I have a nice history of back problems for over ten years, but my 940's incredibly good seats (they're even heated!) don't cause any problems (Not even on a one-night drive to southern France).

If you drive somewhat carefully, 8 liters per 100 km will do.

And for those silly car magazine journalists who like to poke fun of my 940's 'aged' rear axle: it does everything I could do with my Golf III, but feels a lot safer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th February, 2002

Average review marks: 8.9 / 10, based on 4 reviews