Volvo 264 Review from Netherlands

1980 Volvo 264 GLE B28E

Model year1981
Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission B28E Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired210000 kilometres
Most recent distance217500 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 244

Summary:

Powercruiser

Faults:

Exhaust gaskets had to be replaced.

Brakes had to be renewed.

General Comments:

Driving my 264 GLE is an everyday joy. When I bought it, it had not been running for about five years, so some repairs were due. The bodywork wasn't in great shape either. After a full restoration of the bodywork (in Poland, so still relatively affordable) and a big service (in Holland so rather expensive) the car is now running super-smooth. The petrol costs me an arm and a leg, but the smile on my face when it put my foot down is unaffordable! I plan to keep on driving this car for many more years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th October, 2005

9th Nov 2005, 07:13

We own a 1977 Volvo 264 GLE. The car has been stored for approx. 10 years now and in need of restoration. At the moment I am looking for a good specialist for this type and model Volvo. Your thoughts and suggestions are welcome.

23rd Dec 2005, 05:30

My car has been restored in Poland in a workshop of a personal friend (therefore trustworthy). Should I have had all the work done in the Netherlands, I would have gone bankrupt. Since I don't know where you live, I don't know if such a solution would be possible for you too.

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