Volvo 240 Review from Malaysia

1982 Volvo 240 DL 2.4

Model year1982
Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership1983
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.4 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired12 kilometres
Most recent distance1238400 kilometres


A wonderful car. Many happy memories about the time I was a yuppie in my 30's


Not much. We celebrated its "25th birthday" this January.

Here's when something did go wrong.

Some dude in a new (name censored) rammed into my car from the front a year and a half ago. I had stopped at a red light. I heard from him that his car cost $9,300. Mine - I sent him a check for a new light casing and a new grille.

I think you get the picture. the 240 is a T A N K. It would be a tank except -

Mounting cannons are illegal

My car is a black one, not the camouflaged color.

General Comments:

I still love this car. 25 years have passed. I have used it for my wedding car (about the time I bought it) and, when my 23 year old gets married in 16 months, I will use it for hers. Hopefully I can use it for my grandchild's. But I may not be alive by then, and they may have to find a car like this in a Vintage Car rental shop. LONG LIVE VOLVO!!!

PS - My wife drives the Volvo 850, and it's much more round. But equally stable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd July, 2008

Average review marks: 9.6 / 10, based on 1 review