The indestructible sedan. Nothing like it exists
Transmission wore out at 230,000km. Overhauled and serviced, it lasted the life of the car.
Airconditioner ran out of gas.
Rear discs wore thin. Replaced at 240,000km.
Windscreen wipers motor burned out after switch got jammed. Easy to fix.
Engine eventually became rather smoky at 460,000km.
I stopped driving her and bought a new Volvo S40.
The Volvo was very powerful on the open road. It would overtake road-trains in complete safety.
This car really inspires confidence in whoever drives it. I owe my life to the powerful brakes fitted to Volvos.
The body is immensely strong. It has never, in 24 years of driving, groaned or rattled or shown any sign of fatigue. Do they even need to be that solid?
Unfortunately, the car has always felt 'dead' to drive around town. the accelerator is stiff and the ride is hard for a luxury car.
It was absolutely reliable and just kept rolling along. I love it!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd July, 2006