Volvo 760 Reviews from Netherlands

1990 Volvo 760 GLE V6 2.8 Benzin

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission V6 2.8 Benzin Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 kilometres
Most recent distance175000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 740

Summary:

I ADORE this car!!

Faults:

The gear lights in the interior fail to work.

General Comments:

I used to drive a 740 Diesel, but this 760 GLE (built in 1990) is a world of difference and this only in the positive sense!!

The 760 GLE is a subtle car, but in a split second it can turn into a very powerful beast: one can drive this car in a stylish, female way or one can hit the floor and feel as if you're sitting in a testosterone-boosted sports car! No matter, if at high or low rounds per minute, the V6-engine makes a back-spine-chilling sound. Even when you're driving slowly, the automatic transmission works in such a way that it makes you feel that the engine is very powerful. This gives you a tremendous feeling of strength and male satisfaction!

Although it's a very big car the handling is amazingly easy and thanks to the very small turning circle parking is very comfortable, even in small parking places like underground garages or in narrow streets.

The interior is of such a high quality that even luxurious modern cars, like BMW and Mercedes, have a hard time tipping it. The door styles are covered in velvet and not in some plain plastic!!!

Disadvantage is the mileage: 11-16l per 100km depending on driving style, but you get a lot of luxury and curious looks of overtaken drivers for it!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th January, 2005

1988 Volvo 760 GLE 2.8 170 bhp

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.8 170 bhp Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired277000 kilometres
Most recent distance284000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 740

Summary:

A comfortable, spacious and quick tank

Faults:

The relay of the warning lights broke down.

General Comments:

This a great car, a real pleasure to drive. With its 2.8 liter motor and 170 hp it's seriously quick. Watch the GTi guys in astonishment when you easily can keep up with them.

I have the 760 estate and the space is enormous.

After 16 years the car is still almost without rust.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd June, 2004

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews