Volvo 340 Reviews from Portugal

1989 Volvo 340 GL 1.4 unlead

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.4 unlead Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired140 kilometres
Most recent distance180 kilometres

Summary:

The best choice for a beginner who wants the safest car!

Faults:

The dashboard was in bad conditions.

The motor consumed almost one bottle of oil for each 4 months.

General Comments:

I simply love the car!

Its ultra safe!!! I'm not Kidding.

It saved my life in a terrible accident.

Very strong car and solid structure.

Very comfortable seats.

It could give 100 miles, quite fast.

It was very hard to park the car...

I miss my Volvo 340 very much...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th July, 2003

1989 Volvo 340 dl 1.4

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired88000 kilometres
Most recent distance112000 kilometres

Summary:

Tricotmobile

Faults:

Almost everything.

Alternator changed with no results.

Heater didn't heat. (it had an unfixable cable broken)

Rear brakes would stick sometimes and made the car run slow.

Several electric idiosyncrasies.

Throttle cable broken several times.

Something in the air filter box went loose and went through the carburetor (twice!) resulting in an annoying ticking in the engine renaming my car to tricot mobile.

General Comments:

The things gone wrong in the car were my fault as I didn't respected the maintenance it required.

Still I loved the thing. strong as an ox, twice as ugly, yet amazingly stable (with 185/65/14) and fun rear wheel drift.

I still miss it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd May, 2002

1989 Volvo 340 DL 1.4 petrol

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired72000 kilometres
Most recent distance130000 kilometres

Summary:

Would buy another one

Faults:

Leaky radiator, both suspension supports at the front, and the gearbox sealant.

General Comments:

Very reliable car, although it has a lot of strange noises in it. Nice for travelling, and it has lots of room for luggage. In conclusion "bullet proof".

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th January, 2001

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 3 reviews