Volvo 480 Review from Sweden

1989 Volvo 480 ES 1.7

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.7 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 kilometres
Most recent distance150000 kilometres


A car truly built for the driver


Rainwater - leakage into the car. Bad gaskets in the rear light units was the cause. Solved by a string of silicon.

No other problems.

General Comments:

An amusing car to drive. Economic too. High mileage on long distance driving approx 40 mpg.

The same spare parts as the 440/460 series.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd January, 2001

Average review marks: 9.6 / 10, based on 1 review