The air conditioner has died, the brakes have been completely replaced, and the overdrive no longer works, clutch is very worn, the lumbar support in the drivers seat is broken. There is also something wrong with either the clutch accelerator or computer, or all three, this makes the car stop accelerating and slow down just after the first 5 to 10 seconds of driving, but then the car is fine.
This Volvo 240 DL is still owned by my parents, but is basicly my car. It has 262,921 miles on it, but considering that most Volvo owners think 100,000 miles is low mileage I guess its not that bad.
I learned to drive in this car and am hoping to take it to collage, besides the problems it has it runs very well and is very reliable.
This car gets really good gas mileage, roughly 30 miles to the gallon highway and 22 miles to the gallon stop and go driving. meny new cars get this for mileage and are considered to get high gas mileage.
Have been driving these volvo for two years and think it is a great car. It is however the in the worst shape of any Volvo 240 I have ever seen or been in. it came from somewhere in PA. that gets hammered with snow so it has a fair amount of rust on it, and the hub caps have been really messed up. but it is a very reliable car.
The car has meny features including, heated seats, and the front seats can be made softer or firmer.
I really like this car and would only sell it if someone offered enough money for me to bribe Volvo into making a brand new one just for me... or I might settle for enough money to get a mint condition 240 GL from 1993,1993 was the last year the made the car.
All my friends think that my car is from the seventies because besides the headlights and some extra features the 240 stayed basicly the same from 1976 until 1993, in fact the repair manuals for 240's are for Volvo 240's from 1976 through 1993.
We have a antique car show near where I live, and once when I went to look at the cars someone there made a serious comment about my car, they said "So you need to work on yours a little more before you put it in the show?" I looked at them and was like "Huh? What are you talking about?"
I really like my car and hope to still be driving, or at least still own a Volvo 240 when I am in my 40's and I am only 19 now.