Volvo 242 Review from Spain

1978 Volvo 242

Year of manufacture1978
Engine and transmission  
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10


During a 3000 Km journey around Spain we had a little problem with a piece. It only took us 5 minutes to fix it. That's all.

General Comments:

3 years ago, my father wanted to get rid of it (it would have been a big mistake). Now none of the mechanisms work but the engine goes as well as 22 years ago.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st January, 2000

28th Oct 2001, 17:56

My father has a Volvo 242 DL and its been running for 23 years. It never stops and the engine keeps running. The standard transmission in the car is as old as the car too!

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 1 review