A very reliable car for a cheap price
Replaced the head on the engine because the previous owner barely drove it and coked up #1 cylinder valves to the point of not seating.
Rear lights need rebuilding. Have a light out on each side.
Original suspension and shocks. Little sloppy, but still gives a decent ride.
Need to rebuild the heater fan. It squeaks when it's cold out.
Minor rust on drivers side between the door and wheel well.
Bought this car for $500 cdn, and put about another $500 into it.
This car was made in 1979, but has a '77 front end on it from the factory. (Still trying to research on why it was made this way. I have found no other 1979 Volvo 242 like this)
Everything is original in this car, but everything works. Even the buzzer for leaving the lights on works.
I miss my old 1974 142, but this car seems to be worthy as a replacement.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 8th April, 2007