1988 Volvo 245 Review

1988 Volvo 245 dl B230 ft from North America

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1988
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission B230 ft Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired125000 kilometres
Most recent distance288070 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Chevette


Awesome car, built like a Tank


Rear Shocks

Rear Bushings



Water Pump

General Comments:

Amazing car. The most reliable car ever.

The alternator and water bump both went while the car was on the driveway. The rear shocks could be considered maintenance items. I get 30 MPG!!!

This is amazing for the year. This car is built like a tank and just as slow Handles beautifully in the snow and ice on all season tires. Never got stuck. Doesn't burn or leak oil.

They say it will go at least 500,000 Miles before any major engine work would be due. Most go twice that unless they rust away. If this one got ruined I'd look for another.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 3rd October, 2005

16th May 2007, 23:01

I agree! I have one with 210K miles and is beautifully working like a tank. Never breaks! I love this car, won't sale for anything.

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review