1971 Volvo 145 Deluxe B20A


Cheap and simple ride, endless space and style


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