Volvo 940 Reviews from Sweden

1991 Volvo 940 GL 2.4 I4

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.4 I4 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired210000 kilometres
Most recent distance260000 kilometres
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

A large comfortable tank that will run forever

Faults:

Had to change the brakes, but it was cheap and not exactly something out of the ordinary.

General Comments:

I bought the car because I needed a reliable cheap and comfortable car, and the 940 was all that.

It's cheap to own:

Insurance is dirt cheap.

Every garage can repair it, and parts are easy and cheap to find.

It's virtually immune to rust; it was 18 years old when I sold it and almost rust free; this after being driven on road salt infested roads all its life.

The heater is unbeatable; after running the engine for a few minutes, it's like sitting next to a furnace.

Seats are like a comfy soft sofa.

It's not a race car, but the 2.4 litre engine works fine, and it will run forever as long as you give it enough petrol.

It's rear wheel driven, so it can even be fun to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th May, 2010

1993 Volvo 940 Turbo Plus

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Previous carVolvo 245

Summary:

Best car in the world!

Faults:

None. Replaced the fan belt. Took 20 minutes on the parking place. Used to drive a Jaguar - took two hours to change the fan belt, with the car in a garage and on a jack.

General Comments:

A car for people who by cars with the brain. The car is easy to service and repair. All most everything is DIY. One of the cheapest cars to own. Thirsty, yes, but that is also the only expense you will have.

My car was equipped with factory installed Plus-package - 190 horsepower. Thanks to rear wheel drive and a diff lock, the car was extremely fast, leaving much more powerful front wheel drive cars behind it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th May, 2009

26th May 2009, 08:05

I also own a 940 Volvo, and whilst I would not describe it as the best car in the world, it is way above some of the recent offerings from auto companies and would outlast the majority of them. If owning it makes me a Luddite, so be it.

7th Jun 2009, 16:47

Believe it or not!!!

I own also a Volvo 940 Polar Version 06/1995 (Turbo Diesel) with 122 HP and drive from time to ime a Company Car VW Passat 109 HP (2006)... guess which car is more comfortable and safer (with really high safety standard that meets today's standards!!!).

The only disadvantage of the Volvo is... the car is thirsty.

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews