1991 Volvo 240 DL Wagon 2.3 from North America
Another chapter in my love affair with the Volvo 240
Cold idle issue when I bought it. repairs cost less than $10.
Typical broken door pockets and console. Replaced these parts cheaply from the local junkyard.
Needs tailgate wiring harnesses. Parts are about $30, I just haven't got around to fixing the problem.
Typical in it's need of small interior fasteners, which were replaced cheaply from an aftermarket source.
The Volvo 240 is an institution: a car you can live with for a lifetime, a car designed to save your life.
Acceleration is better than expected given the size of the car vs. the size of the engine, even with an automatic.
Volvo really quieted the 240 for the final years. This is quite a civilized car at speed on the highway.
Fuel mileage is commendable, again given the size of the car. I've averaged 28MPG using 87 octane on long trips.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd February, 2004
12th Jun 2005, 13:43
I too have a 1991 240 with cold idle issues, once it warms up a bit, it's fine. I read that you were able to fix this issue for about $10. Would you tell me what was done? email@example.com.
20th Dec 2013, 02:57
I too have a 91 240. Excellent car. It too has a rough idle when cold. How did you repair it? Was it a temp coolant sensor? That costs about 10 dollars.