1993 Volvo 240 Torslanda 2.0 petrol
Long lived and incredibly well built
Headlamp wiper not working.
Door bins are situated where they will get broken by people exiting the vehicle.
Bought to scratch a long held itch for one of these, I love my Volvo. I think it's staggering that they were still making these as late as 1993, as the handling is from the 70s with comical body roll on corners.
The 2.0 engine is not really man enough for such a large vehicle, I wouldn't use it for towing, but tall gearing means that 30 MPG is a realistic touring figure.
It's such a practical and useful car with masses of interior space though, that I'm happy to forgive it its minor foibles.
Hardly anything has gone wrong with it so far, and it wears its admittedly high mileage very well.
The turning circle is amazing for such a big car.
The heater is like a nuclear reactor.
The kids love riding in the jump seat in the boot.
It's the ideal family car for someone on a budget who needs to carry full size household doors in their car. I'm keeping it forever.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 21st April, 2013
12th Nov 2013, 20:01
Update. I have had a couple of occasions when it would not start, it would just churn over on the starter. I have since found out that the fuel pump relay under the glove box is prone to sticking. Give it a thump and it works again.
13th Nov 2013, 12:28
Just change the relay - I've had a relay problem in an old Audi, and it's not worth risking the car not starting. Bosch relays are cheap enough. Or, remove the relay cover and see if you could see what is making the relay stick, if you want to keep it really original.