Volvo 760 Review from Norway

1989 Volvo 760 GLE 2.8 V6

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 kilometres
Most recent distance100000 kilometres
Previous carFord Sierra

Summary:

A safe, secure, luxurious and quick brick!

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

This is most certainly the best car I've ever had! I had to sell it due to financial problems, but I regret doing it to this day.

The car was in almost mint condition when I bought it, and despite a lot of well-meant warnings from people not to buy a V6 Volvo, I still went ahead and got it. I had no problems whatsoever.

The 150Hp V6 engine fits this car like a glove. I have tried the 165hp 2.3L Turbo version of the same car, but was disappointed of the performance. The V6 version is faster and feels more powerful.

The only disadvantage of this car is that the gas mileage is not so good. Mines used about 10-15 liters/100Km, depending on driving style.

Due to the generous amount of power this engine delivers, the car is very fun to drive! Floor the pedal, and the car takes off like a wild horse! Overtaking is as easy as a breeze. You see the car in front, think to yourself you want to pass it, and before you know it, it is behind you.

The car had all extras, like Electronic Climate Control, powered sunroof, power windows, power steering, differential brakes... you name it, it had it.

The seats is typical Volvo, you can sit in the car for 12 hours straight, and come out feeling better than when you entered the car!

If I would buy one again? Well, I am currently looking for one I can afford...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th August, 2003

5th Apr 2006, 21:38

I too love my 88 GLE, although since I bought it used 8 years ago, I have had to replace the electronic engine control module twice, at 600cdn apiece, and have had to change the distibutor cap and rotor approx every 30k. Otherwise, it's as solid as any new car I've been in in a while.

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review