Volvo 240 Reviews from Sweden

1987 Volvo 240 2.4

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1987
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 kilometres
Most recent distance160000 kilometres

Summary:

A great reliable and safe car to drive

Faults:

Replace battery

Replace part of exhaust system

Renew brake pads

Replace front light (dull)

Replace steering joint damper.

General Comments:

This car was a 1987 special edition and I have found it to be remarkably reliable.

The exhaust/emmisions are perfect and it passes the mot test every year.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th May, 2007

1983 Volvo 240 GLT B23E

Model year1983
Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission B23E Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired250000 kilometres
Most recent distance320000 kilometres

Summary:

Very good car

Faults:

The fuel pump stopped working.

The clutch had to be replaced.

General Comments:

This is one of the best cars ever made, simple to maintain and cheap parts. It has an good engine with reasonable good horsepower, not much faults and it can take everything.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th April, 2005

1992 Volvo 240 DL 4 cyl.

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 4 cyl.
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10

Faults:

Oxygen sensor replaced at 100k, the black trim turns grey when it rains.

General Comments:

For my first car ever, I am truely proud of my Volvo. It is reliable, safe and the most comfortable car I have ever ridden. Good on gas milage, and looks like new. I will keep it as long as it wants me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 1999

29th Aug 2004, 22:40

I looked at a 1990 240DL today and will test it tomorrow. I noticed the gray - should be black - trim. I have a Jeep TJ with plastic fenders. I have found that 303 Protectant works wonders. Turns gray back to black. Works much better than other products on tires too. Absorbs into the material instead of just greasing it up. I find it at marine/boat dealers. Based on all the reviews I have read tonight, assuming it starts and runs and I can strike a decent deal, I will be ready to join the "club" this week.

This 240 has 150,000 miles on it, but looks clean. I just sold a 1985 Dodge Caravan with 170,000 miles and my daughter totaled my 1996 Jeep Cherokee with 135,000 miles on it. I am not particularly afraid of miles on the odometer. I did notice the brake pedal was not as worn as some I have seen with 60,000 miles. Only suspect is the pan is oily and many posts have given me ideas about that.

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 3 reviews