Volvo 244 Review from Finland

1981 Volvo 244 DL 2.0 B19A

Year of manufacture1981
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 B19A Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired363200 kilometres
Most recent distance370300 kilometres
Previous carFiat Uno


An undestroyable and comfortable car



General Comments:

I bought my Volvo for 500€ in January 2002. I've driven it in terrible weather conditions (-28 degrees Celsius), crashed through snow barriers, hit bumps at high speed and driven off the road for a couple of times. And nothing has gone wrong with the car.

It is very worn and rusty of course, eats quite a lot of oil, and is rather thirsty (about 10 liters per 100 km) but it has been driven over 370 000 km with the original engine!

Spare parts for the car are extremely cheap in Finland and easily available.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd July, 2002

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 1 review