1987 Volvo 245 DL B230 from North America
The best car I have ever owned
Odometer stopped, fixed, at 200,000 miles.
Odometer stopped, again, at 237,000 miles.
Radiator, water pump, several thermostats.
Steering rack replaced.
Catalytic converter replaced.
Blower motor on its way out.
Wiper motors, front, back, on their way out.
Paint rot setting in on roof and hood.
The plastic headlights are yellow and dim, need replacing.
The previous owner changed the oil every 6 months or so... problem is, he drove it 40,000 miles a year! He thankfully only had it 2 years, but left it with a lot of sludge in the engine which had to be cleaned out.
The car was also in a front impact accident before I bought it.
Since then, I put 50,000 miles on it and it has been excellent. It starts up every time and has never left me stranded. The engine and transmission are indestructible. I have neglected it for two years (just basic maintenance like oil changes and brake pads) and it needs some attention, but it runs... and runs...
As a bonus, the cargo space of the wagon is unbelievable. I have hauled everything from hardwood flooring to furniture no problem.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th July, 2006