1975 Volvo 244 Reviews

1975 Volvo 244 GL 2.2 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1975
Year of manufacture1975
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.2 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired240000 kilometres
Most recent distance250000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 940

Summary:

Outstanding engineering, light years ahead of its time!

Faults:

New starter motor at 250,000 km.

Water pump leaking.

General Comments:

I purchased this car as emergency transport when our 940 wagon was written off in an accident.

For $200AU, I figured I didn't have much to lose as I couldn't hire a car for that!

It is built like a tank, runs well, handles OK despite no power steering, and is in very good condition for its age. It is very comforting to have our children (21 & 19) driving around in it; God help anyone they hit!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th September, 2007

25th Oct 2007, 09:18

You can't go wrong for $200! I got a 244 dl from the same year in 2005 as a uni car and she's going VERY well! I'm keeping her now.

1975 Volvo 244 DL 2.1 CARB from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1975
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.1 CARB Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 miles
Most recent distance88000 miles
Previous carVolvo 740

Summary:

Retro Head Turning Tank!!!

Faults:

Stromberg carb faults.

Welding required (But she is 32 years old!!!)

General Comments:

Bought this car as a non runner requiring some welding for £77!!!

Spent last summer welding and spraying, she looks great now.

Traced non running to cam belt which had skipped 3 teeth!!! - Non interference engine, so no damage. New cam belt on and she fired into life!!!

Stromberg carb is rubbish and needs keeping an eye on.

Body panels are tricky to get, mechanicals no problem.

This car is a true testament of the durability of older Volvo's.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd January, 2007

1975 Volvo 244 DL B21E from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1975
Year of manufacture1975
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission B21E Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired110974 kilometres
Most recent distance150475 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 244

Summary:

You beauty!

Faults:

Heater tap needed replacement.

Carpet needed to be replaced as it fell apart.

New ceiling installed as the old one collapsed.

Had to install air conditioning.

Needed rear window regulator replaced.

Otherwise no major work has been needed in the time I have had it.

General Comments:

The car is a very reliable and comfortable way to travel. Would be better with power steering and this is possible with the wide range of parts which fit the car during the time it was manufactured. The car handles like it's on rails.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th October, 2006

1975 Volvo 244 dl 2.1 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1975
Year of manufacture1975
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.1 Automatic
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired141000 kilometres
Most recent distance151000 kilometres

Summary:

Sturdy well built northern European car

Faults:

Heater core needed replacement when I got the car.

Roof lining detached.

General Comments:

The car is great. It handles well, even though it has no power steering. For a 1975 car, it is truly ahead of the rest.

Minimal rust.

Comfy seats.

Easy to use controls.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th November, 2005

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 4 reviews