Volvo 244 Review from Sweden

1981 Volvo 244 GL B23

Year of manufacture1981
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission B23 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired260000 kilometres
Most recent distance315000 kilometres


The Car!


- Usual tear and wear components.

- EGR valve has clogs up once a year!

- Servo steering was repaired 2002 for alignment.

General Comments:

The Volvo 244 GL works great. Has never let me down once. It works great for short trips to the store and can easily run for 1000+ km without stress!

It may not be the fastest car around, but it can sure keep a good pace. Max out with the sun and wind pushing it down the road it will do around 175 Km/h (~105mph). Does consume a fare bit of gas.

Highway: 0.85 l/10km

City: 1.5 l/10km

One sturdy car that keeps on going and going. Good first car cause you can easily fix everything, isn't that much that can break.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st December, 2002

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