Volvo 244 Review from Colombia

1982 Volvo 244 GL 2.1

Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.1 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 kilometres
Most recent distance164000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Monza

Summary:

Comfortable and solid

Faults:

The steering navegates. I thought it was because the old tires so I replaced them. It stills navegates.

The alternator was sending almost 17 volts and damaged the battery.

General Comments:

I drive the car in Bogota at 8,500 ft above sea level. The engine is so underpowered that even small 1000cc oldies like Renaults and Mazda accelerates better.

The car loves gasoline.

The seats are very comfortable.

You feels protected. Is like been in a tank.

Nobody looks at it. The car is ugly, but elegant (mine is black and in perfect conditions)

My friends says that it looks like the car from a very poor country ambassador.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th August, 2004

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 1 review