1982 Volvo 244 Review from North America

1982 Volvo 244 DL 2.1L

Model year1982
Year of manufacture1981
First year of ownership1982
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.1L Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired8 miles
Most recent distance506000 miles
Previous carDodge Carryall Van


Best purchase I ever made!


Wiring harness electrical shorting.

General Comments:

Drove fast and hard, at high rpm routinely, and never had the head off or ever needed a valve job.

24+ mpg after 25 years and half-million miles continuous service.

Tight turning radius, great handling, great visibility, very stable.

Great snow car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th April, 2009

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review