1978 Volvo 244 Reviews

1978 Volvo 244 DL 2.1 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1978
Year of manufacture1978
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.1 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired126000 kilometres
Most recent distance132000 kilometres

Summary:

Best car anyone could own!!!

Faults:

It had a hole in the exhaust pipe, but was easily fixed and not too expensive.

Apart from that, I've had no trouble with it.

General Comments:

My parents bought me this car for my 16th birthday (I'm 16 now, as they thought it would be a great car to learn in as they are so safe and sturdy.

We bought it off an old lady for $2000. It is in perfect condition with not a mark on the exterior.

It's a great car to drive and I absolutely LOVE it. I'm sure I'll have it for a long time since it only has 132,000km on it.

There's nothing about it I don't like, and I would recommend one to anyone.

Plus they look great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th October, 2007

1978 Volvo 244 DL "Blue Star" 2.1 gas from Belgium

Model year1978
Year of manufacture1978
First year of ownership1978
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.1 gas Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired250000 kilometres
Most recent distance350000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 140

Summary:

Best car ever driven

Faults:

Exhaust line 2 years after purchase, while in a trip in Finland. The local dealer did not have the spare in stock, so he built up himself the intermediate line.

The alternator blew out 9 years later, which was OK due to the mileage.

Some rust began to appear close to the rear lights and under the rear wheel compartment, which is a common issue on 14X and 24X.

General Comments:

This car is solid as a rock. I bought it from my father who purchased it new. It's extremely comfortable and reliable. It lacks some extra power, but 100BHP back in the late seventies was already enough.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th August, 2005

14th May 2009, 10:43

Oh yes! It is 2009 now and I have driven all kinds of new cars, including MB S-Klasse and BMW 7-series. Still my rugged old 244 feels better to them, thanks to good space and balanced ride and - of course - swedish engineering. Only they know, who have driven it...

1978 Volvo 244 L 1.9 from France

Year of manufacture1978
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.9 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 kilometres
Most recent distance118000 kilometres
Previous carFord Fiesta

Summary:

A car for life

Faults:

Rust appears at the back of the car.

I had to change the water pump, battery and exhaust pipes. For a 23 year old car, quite normal.

Nothing else to change.

General Comments:

A very solid car, comfortable and reliable. Performance and driving are not uptodate.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th August, 2001

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 3 reviews