Volvo 245 Review from Italy

1982 Volvo 245 GLT 2.0 turbo

Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired240000 kilometres
Most recent distance314000 kilometres


High performance and high comfort, but this car drinks too much fuel


When we bought it the turbo was broken, changed all the engine, turbo and transmission.

Front lights became bad and are a little bit broken.

The heat is too hot and it's difficult to have warm temperatures with its air conditioning... only cold or hot.

General Comments:

We bought this car in 1996 and we paid it almost nothing, it had a tired engine and broken turbo. We bought a crashed 244 and placed its engine and transmission in the 245.

It works very good, but it needs much too fuel to go on. The car is very big and we use it to bring heavy and big loads inside.

The comfort is excellent!

I like very much to drive it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th September, 2001

24th Jan 2006, 16:58

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Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review