1984 Volvo 240 Reviews - Page 5 of 5

1984 Volvo 240 GLT 2.3 PET from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1984
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.3 PET Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired1000 miles
Most recent distance234000 miles
Previous carJaguar XJR-S

Summary:

Ahead of its time!

Faults:

Electric window switches.

Steering arm broke under pressure when locked at 45mph resulting in major crash.

Over-drive temper-mental.

General Comments:

This car is fast as hell, no mods, this car has done the 120mph on the clock without clicking on the over-drive. Very ass-happy with the RWD. This engine is something special.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th December, 2002

1984 Volvo 240 DL 2.3 from North America

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.3 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 miles
Most recent distance208000 miles
Previous carVolvo 122

Summary:

Safe reliable and cheap car

Faults:

Since ownership I have replaced the radiator, water pump, belts, a relay and 4th gear switch.

General Comments:

Good solid running car. Never leaks oil and starts every time. A bit of a lack luster in the performance area, but has reasonable torque. Comfortable enough interior with plenty of space, although it lacks cup holders.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th November, 2002

1984 Volvo 240 DL from North America

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired105000 miles
Most recent distance122000 miles
Previous carVolvo 144 (1974)

Summary:

A well-made, reliable car

Faults:

The windshield wiper motor went at 110,000 miles.

The idle speed regulator was just replaced (121,000 miles).

General Comments:

For its age, this is a super car. It needs repairing every 2 years or so, but always for minor things. It handles very well, too.

It took me a while to find a Volvo mechanic that I really trusted, but now that I have I'm 100% satisfied.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th May, 2001

9th Sep 2001, 15:52

Once you find a good independent Volvo mechanic, you're set for life!

23rd Aug 2004, 18:28

Praise the Lord, you lucked out with a reliable one.

My was a lemon from the start, I bought it with 185,000 miles.

Car has now close to 200,000 miles, and it has been nothing but trouble for last 5 years.

Replaced since purchase; engine (bottom end knocking, starter, steering rack, carburetor, distributor, ignition coil, twice whole exhaust system, all disks, all brake calipers, all front suspension joints, front struts.

And to top this all both rear passenger floors rusted through now.

Good luck with your car.

1984 Volvo 240 GL 2.3 from North America

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.3 Manual
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
0.8 / 10
Distance when acquired350000 kilometres
Most recent distance400000 kilometres
Previous carFord Maverick

Summary:

A heap

Faults:

Radio.

Heater fan.

Rrear bulb.

General Comments:

This car is a heap.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th July, 2000

10th Mar 2001, 04:31

According to your review, only minor things have gone wrong with your car, although it has 400.000 km behind its back. I don't know what you are comparing it with, but most cars have already died with this age and mileage!

Check other reviews and you'll realize that you own one of the most durable cars ever built!

Yours sincerely,

Gert

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 15 reviews