1989 Volvo 240 GLE 2.0 NA(B200E) from Taiwan
Rear windshield demister don't work.
Cold starting is difficult.
Exhaust pipe has some cracks which produce loud noise.
Driver's seat lean toward center of the car.
Assistant's seat supporting springs came off.
Front brake disks deformed, so there is some vibrations when applying brakes.
Hard to get in 4th (overdrive) gear.
This car is durable and solid, especially engine, and maintenance cost is not very high.
Fuel consumption rate is barely acceptable, 10~11km/L on highway and 6~7km/L in urban area.
Although the suspension is not tough, this car is quite easy-handling, and is enough to evade some dangerous situations.
She runs slow, maximum speed is only about 170km/h, and acceleration is poor. When running over 110km/h, the wind noise very loud. (Because of boxy styling?)
I hope I will have enough money to power-up this old girl.
For the price I bought her, she is valuable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th May, 2005
You've got to be kidding about it being a classic. It's just a Volvo.
The Volvo 240 is a classic to those who appreciate these fine cars. One day you too might be able to understand the appeal of the volvo 240.
I always drove VW for years, then I got a 850 dollar 240 and started driving it. These cars are built better than most cars. Way over engineered, which makes it super reliable. It's not fast, but adequate. Handles surprisingly well for a brick. It's quiet, and easy to drive. 4 wheel disc brakes, LSD, rear trailing arm suspension. The appearance grows on you. Now I love it.