1980 Volvo 240 Review from North America

1980 Volvo 240 DL

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Maybe not like other Honda's

Faults:

Transmission went painfully slowly

Ignition went painfully slowly.

Hole in radiator that only sometimes made a difference!

Brakes quite costly (only because someone put the wrong fluid in!)

Transmission slipped very frequently even when it seems to be working.

Things generally fell off of the car,like the bumpers.

All of the mechanical difficulties I had besides the brakes happened all at the same time!

General Comments:

When I first began driving the car it was a zippy little thing! Quite refreshing.

Very gas efficient.

Way too expensive to repair!

I have heard Honda's of any other year are great. I don't think I am going to try finding out! I will stick with Volvo's from now on.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th May, 2003

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 1 review