1983 Volvo 244 GL 2.4 Litre from North America
I'll think twice before I buy another Volvo (I LOVE my Jaguar!)
Transmission, water pump, electrical problems, engine wiring harness, air conditioning, timing belt, foam in seats.
It was a slug, but comfortable to drive.
I don't know why, but other drivers were extremely rude when I drove it on the freeway (constantly riding my rear bumper and cutting me off -- never happened in any of my other cars).
But the BIG problem was that it LOVED to visit the dealer!
I noticed that whenever it reached the recommended service interval for fan belts, that the dealer's mechanics would ALWAYS tell me that the fan belts were cracked, dry, and brittle, and needed to be replaced. They NEVER were!
It would have been VERY NICE if they'd checked the timing belt, because it went out without any warning from them (after it had reached TRIPLE the recommended service interval!). It was cracked, dry, brittle, and SHREDDED!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 13th October, 2012