1968 Volvo 140 144 Sedan 4 Cylinder
A truly wonderful, memorable machine
Primarily rust on floor pan, fenders, and trunk. This started at about 12 years of age, not unexpected for a car of this age.
Very durable vehicle.
Very reliable and safe vehicle.
As basic and sturdy as Volvos were during the late 1960s. I rebuilt (my own work) the engine at 136,000 miles. All 4 cylinders and crankshaft surfaces were within tolerances, so there was no need for machining or any internal engine surfaces.
The car took eight round trips Chicago-Boston-Maine. The last long round trip was to Chicago to Maine and Cape Cod, with 4 adults and their luggage. It could easily reach and maintain the then legal crusing speed of 70 MPH with little effort.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th November, 2005