1968 Volvo 140 144S B18
Good and dependable old Volvo
The water pump went out 3 times. But a pretty simple replacement.
The dual carburetors were constantly in need of tinkering.
The wipers on high, were not much quicker than when they were on normal speed.
That's it outside of normal wear and tear.
I did my basic tuneup, oil changes, and brakes more times than I can recall on it.
Pads were simple to replace, took about 15 minutes. Never did change the brake rotors.
It's a small car, but feels like a much larger car. Lots of room inside. Huge trunk. Solid when you closed the doors. Lots of metal all over the place.
Interior was spartan. It had a heater, with vertical dials in red or green. Kinda cool at the time. It kept me warm when I went to snow ski.
Speedometer was odd. It ran horizontal with an angled cut. I could never determine if the speed was the top or bottom of the angle. Never did get a speeding ticket in this thing. Gutless to no end. But a very tight turning radius.
Handled nice, for what it was. I even took it off road down to a creek, and it did fine crawling back up.
Good on gas, but at the time that wasn't a concern. Gas was cheap back then.
I'd pick another one up if I could find one.
I bought this car for $800, put over 100K miles on it, and sold it for $600.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th December, 2010