Volvo 140 Review from Netherlands

1973 Volvo 140 Deluxe (DL) 2.0 B20A

Model year1973
Year of manufacture1973
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0 B20A Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 kilometres
Most recent distance210000 kilometres


There's nothing a Volvo can't conquer


Replaced the cylinder head 2 times.

Renovated the complete engine by a specialist.

Small stuff.

General Comments:

I bought the car because of the tax advantages in the Netherlands, and because I like old cars.

The car was fitted with a Liquid Propane Gas Tank. So it could drive either on gas or petrol. Of course gas was the cheapest. Every gas station in the Netherlands sells it.

The car makes a very sturdy impression. I named it Hank the Tank, because he was also olive green.

The car is very roomy and has good seats. It is a very comfortable car to drive. Although it is slow, due to the basic engine, which delivers 85 hp.

We used it to drive 100 km at least a day to work and back.

Besides that, we drove it all around Europe on vacation. He never let us down. Even in the Czech Republic, when it was 25C below zero, it started on gas (after some warm water over the vaporizer). It was the only car that started... Bravo for Volvo.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 7th June, 2012

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 1 review