1992 Volvo 440 Turbo 1.7 turbo




Nothing special. Just the usual things over the last 127.000 kilometres.

General Comments:

This car is fantastic! If you really like the 440 design, don't think twice and get this Volvo! Superb performance, great comfort, and excellent reliability. All this quality for a great price, I assure you!

The only thing that could be better, it is the fuel economy, but hey! - it's a 1.7 gasoline car from the start of the 90's with excellent performance! As long as you control your speed, this car won't drink much gas. You'll make 8 litres at 100 km/h which is very good.

I feel like I can make 1 million kilometres with it!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th December, 2000

8th Apr 2001, 01:28


I've just bought a 440 TURBO INTERCOOLER, and I was wondering, if you could help me with some questions:

The car itself has 116000 km and was made in 1990!It's in great shape!!

I have some questions about it, though!

What kind of fuel should I use for my car (unleaded, leaded...95,98 octane...)

What kind of oil type is recommended for my car.

What is normal oil consumption (if any)

I thank you for your kind answers!

My email:


With best regards, Andraz from Slovenia.

26th Apr 2006, 17:12

Sounds like I have an identical car, except mine is 1994.

1.7 Renault engine, assembled in Holland - it is a Volvo 'in fancy dress' as my old mate used to say. Metallic silver, half leather heated front seats etc. A great comfortable ride, especially on long journeys.

I had some problems with electrics - the battery seemed to run flat often. Finally, after replacing the alternator, the problem was sorted by replacing a fuse for the alternator system. Sorry, I'm not a mechanic so cannot be more specific about which fuse - but if it happens have the electrics checked before replacing the alternator. As for oil consumption? I bought a five litre drum for my old Vauxhall Cavalier 2.0li. It used about 2/3 of this and I still have a dribble left after four years with the Volvo. In short it doesn't seem to be using much at all although it's regularly changed at its annual full service. It would be wise to check it regularly anyway - you never know!

Happy driving! And change the timing belt every 45,000 miles!!

Des, Dumfries, South West Scotland.