Needs a new battery, and am getting one this weekend.
We will put the radio back to a Volvo standard, as the current radio isn't as good.
Original Volvo radio speakers are fizzling out, and we'll replace those.
We'll pull the bumper back out, as the previous owner probably backed into something.
We will replace the driver's seat, as the stuffing and support has gone out of this seat (a 300 lb. man reportedly drove this car for years).
Otherwise, routine maintenance and repair... very normal for this year of car.
I'm giggling with glee as I type this. This is my husband's chosen "hobby car," and he's always wanted a 240, as he had one when he was younger (a 79). This one is exceptional, and for less than a thousand USD, we couldn't pass this near perfect car up. In our part of the USA, this car would run 2K-3K.
The price alone is something to just crow about.
However, the turning radius on this car is outstanding... better than our 940GLE and 740 Turbo Intercooler.
The safety? Outstanding. We are wrapped in steel, and feel very secure.
This car accelerates very nicely onto the interstate, and pulls hills well.
The interior is simplistic and minimal, and suits us just fine.
We are very impressed with the heater on the car, as we are on all of our Volvos.
If anyone knows of a 1992 or 1993 240 for sale, buy one. You will rarely be disappointed. Volvo finished up the series of this wonderful "Swedish Tank" in 1993, and it's a very simple work of art. Very safe, very heavy, very timeless art.
I sure wish Ford would make a "retro 240" like VW has remade the Bug so successfully.
The one caveat? You have to love Volvos, and we certainly do.