1989 Volvo 760 GLE 2.8L V6

Summary:

One of the greatest cars ever!

Faults:

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.