Volvo 240 Reviews from Finland

1991 Volvo 240 STW SE B200F

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission B200F Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired307000 kilometres
Most recent distance333000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Polo

Summary:

Good and reliable workhorse

Faults:

Radiator started leaking around 320000km and had to be replaced.

Engine thermostat was broken when I got the car.

Headlights had to be replaced recently.

Exhaust pipe needs fixing.

Front brake calipers were replaced recently.

All brake discs had to be replaced when I got the car.

Rear door is rusty.

Engine valves need adjusting...

Alternator was repaired recently.

General Comments:

The 1,86 litre engine is a bit underpowered for this station wagon, but it still gets you and almost whatever you want to where ever you want to go.

A reliable car, definitely, even if it does need constant repairs at this age and mileage. Usually you don't need to fix the same thing twice, at least not for a long time. Except maybe the exhaust pipe. I guess I could get a rustproof pipe...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd February, 2009

1983 Volvo 240 DL 2.3 petrol

Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.3 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired262000 kilometres
Most recent distance268000 kilometres

Summary:

Cheap, reliable and boxy

Faults:

Well the fan belt had to be replaced when I bought the car, but the parts were included in the purchase, and there's a strange sound coming from the rear end, but bushings were also included in the purchase...

General Comments:

Slow, sluggish, ugly, pretty thirsty, but reliable and fun to drive when slippery.

This is my first car and I must say that I couldn't be more satisfied with it, it cost me 800€ and the only maintenance it has had is that I have changed the spark plugs, oil filter and added new oil.

It has never let me down, always started, even in the winter when temperatures were down to -20c.

The fuel economy is notting to brag about, on highway it gets 10l/100km and city cruising it gets 15l/100km.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th August, 2003

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews