Volvo 244 Review from Netherlands

1974 Volvo 244 DL B21

Year of manufacture1974
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission B21 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired200000 kilometres
Most recent distance250000 kilometres
Previous carFord Escort


The bargain of my life!


Nothing went wrong. It's an old car so I had to give attention to: brakes, radiator, fan, caburateur and all kind of cables.

Now I'm facing new rust. The Netherlands is a rainy country.

General Comments:

Comfortable car.

Very cheap:

Only $200 for full insurance; no taxes, because it's older than 25 years (else $1500 a year for such a heavy car); drives also on LPG-gas.

No parking-problems in narrow citystreets like Amsterdam, because of the tight radius of the wheels of less than 10 metres.

On the freeway it's always fun. The car easily drives up to 140 km/hour.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th October, 2001

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review