Volvo 760 Review from Sweden

1989 Volvo 760 GLE 2.8L V6

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.8L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired317000 kilometres
Most recent distance337500 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 740


One of the greatest cars ever!


Water pump broke down at 330000km, fixed at Volvo for around $200.

AC has needed a refill since 1996.

Rear left coil spring broken; runs fine, although it has a slight list to the left...

Speedometer is a bit "glitchy". Especially when cold. Temporarily fixed by a firm hand to the dash.

Fuel gauge dead.

It consumes light bulbs at an alarming rate.

General Comments:

This is a car that'll get you from A to B come hell or high water, provided you stop at C to fill up on gas.

All in all, it's a very, very comfortable car, very much comparable to newer cars. It's surprisingly quiet, even at high speeds, and the automatic transmission shifts like a dream. The leather seats are superb, and it's got a great heater for those cold winter mornings.

The 2.8L V6, while thirsty, provides a good amount of power for a car of its size, and the turning circle is divine, making it very easy to tug around in the city.

The paint is getting a bit flaky, but still no rust anywhere, and at this point I swear I've changed every light bulb at least twice.

All things considered, this is probably one of the best cars ever made, and I have to applaud Volvo for making a good, sound, reliable and comfortable car, that's never left me stranded. Ever. I love my 760!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th May, 2011

29th Jan 2012, 11:14

I agree totally. I have driven two (one in summer, one in winter) for 10 years now, plus have three in reserve in the garage, so I'm safe for decades...

J.Schr. / Munich.

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