Volvo 145 Review from Norway

1971 Volvo 145 Deluxe B20A

Model year1972
Year of manufacture1971
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission B20A Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired169250 kilometres
Most recent distance184561 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 242

Summary:

Cheap and simple ride, endless space and style

Faults:

Rust around windshield leads to leak.

Rear brake calipers need overhaul.

Windshield wiper motor was short-circuited when it fell apart, could easily be fixed. But lots of work hours, hidden behind dashboard.

Valve troubles, probably need replacement. Car drives anyway.

General Comments:

Unusually much space - little technology to hide, so you can actually stretch your legs everywhere, or carry 1 passenger + dining table with eight chairs inside the car.

It is very comfortable!

Style - everybody loves the car, and forgets that its performance is still that of a basic 60s car.

Very, very easy to maintain, any farmer anywhere can help you when in trouble.

Cheapest car I have ever owned! But the to-do-list is growing, so I need to upgrade to something else.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th September, 2010

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 1 review