Volvo 740 Reviews from Malaysia

1987 Volvo 740 Turbo intercooler 2.3 turbo

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.3 turbo Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired170000 kilometres
Most recent distance198000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 405

Summary:

I don't think any other makes can match it

Faults:

Waste-gate actuated too early, causing too low maximum boost. Had done own modification and now max boost is set to 0.4bar.

Changed the engine fan to electric radiator fan.

Other than that everything else is tip-top condition.

General Comments:

Fantastic performance and comfortable car, not many makes that I had owned, such as the BMW 525, Peugeot 405, and the Ford Telstar V6 can match it. Powerful, yet smooth engine and auto transmission. Real comfort that gives a safe feeling to all occupants.

Makes you feel like piloting a jet fighter, it just takes off majestically at any traffic light.

For long distance travel, it only consumes 8.25ltr/100km at 110km/h.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd June, 2007

1990 Volvo 740 GL 2.4 petrol

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1990
Engine and transmission 2.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired125 kilometres
Most recent distance180000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 240 GL

Summary:

A princely car fit for stately drivers

Faults:

Mileage meter doesn't work. Had the absorber replaced because it was giving out a loud banging noise. Better now. Key switch wasn't able to return to proper mode (stuck in ignition mode) thus burnt my starter and alternator. Cost me a bomb to have them repaired (so was the side powered mirror that was broken my an inconsiderate motor rider).

Above and beyond that the Volvo 740 is a princely car.

General Comments:

A princely car. Worth every penny. Wouldn't get any other make of car... has to be a Volvo. More powerful and stylish than my Volvo 240 GL. Front view is more elegant in looks when compared to the square look of its behind.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th April, 2000

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews