1984 Volvo 240 Six cylinder diesel from North America
Really nothing unusual. Normal maintenance.
I believe that Volvo was preparing for the next world war with this car. Literally, it is built like a tank.
I love this car. I feel safe in it. I also don't worry when my wife drives alone on the 401. If someone were to cut her off, I would feel sorry for the recipient if she were to plow into them.
The car handles like a dream, and I am a previous classic Cadillac owner. Volvo should take pride in producing such a lovely car. I keep the rust off of it, being from Ontario where they salt the roads here like there is no end to salt.
I also maintain the car. I don't dote on it though, like waxing and shining, though it surely deserves it because it has great lines.
I change the oil every 3,000 kilometers and seasonal (spring and fall) as the engine pounds the oil to death with its high compression and cool running condition. With the oil changed, the engine purrs like a kitten, and when it gets up to 80 - 120 Km/h, I love listening to it.
I have always wanted to install the leather seats that were in my 1978 Seville, because they would go nicely with the car. God, they were heaven.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th April, 2010
3rd Jun 2012, 16:34
I am considering buying a car like this soon, could we talk? At least exchange emails?
3rd Feb 2015, 00:09
Hello, I see that your post I am replying to is a couple of years old, but I am wondering if you did find a diesel Volvo to buy?
I am considering selling mine, a blue 244D with the six cylinder non turbo, and I would much rather it go to a true Volvo enthusiast than to put it on Craigslist etc.
Well I hope you did find a good one, and if not, for you or anyone you know, I've got an excellent one for sale.
Thanks & happy motoring. firstname.lastname@example.org