Volvo 340 Review from Singapore

1986 Volvo 340 GL 1.4

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance0 kilometres

Summary:

It's a tank that's meant for cautious/beginner drivers

Faults:

The tyres gets squeaky within a month after servicing. The steering wheel and the car vibrates rigorously as the speed increases from 60kph. Instrument panel light will malfunction when moody and comes back on when happy. The previous owner has done tremendous servicing within a year e.g. carburettor change, clutch kit change, brakes change, speedometer change, all kinds of motor/pump servicing, exhaust pipe change and the list goes on...

General Comments:

The car is comfortable and I feels good when cruising at high. However, when it comes to traffic lights, the car takes time to accelerate to cruising speed (dangerous in city driving). Lousy power and drinks petrol. When it breaks down, it's difficult to find workshops that have the spare parts. Worse still, Volvo dealer (Singapore) is also relunctant to service the car because of no spare parts.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd July, 2000

24th Nov 2001, 14:56

You said that your steering wheel vibrates. It could need wheel balancing and tracking done from a tire shop. Hope this is of use.

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 1 review