1986 Volvo 340 GL 1.4 from Egypt


It is great car


Local dealer (agent) hasn’t got most of the spare parts for this car, but you can find used parts in good condition in the used market.

General Comments:

It is great car, but you have to understand it first.

You have to care about this car very well to get the highest performance.

It is a comfortable car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th June, 2009

1986 Volvo 340 1.7 from UK and Ireland


Very under rated, great car


Miss fire - cured with new distributer cap and rotor.

Drivers seat frame broke - replaced with one from a scrap yard for £15.

General Comments:

Under rated in general.

More so in the handling department.

Very reliable.

Cheap to run.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd October, 2004

1986 Volvo 340 GL from Norway


Great, but ugly


Well, absolutely nothing!, I only had to change the rubberpachaging on top of the engine.,

General Comments:

It must be one of the uglyest cars and unstable cars ever built, but, but, but somehow you begin to like it, it always starts, and I haven't have any extra costs on it, it's a cool car for a 26 yo man.

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

Review Date: 20th September, 2003

1986 Volvo 340 GL 1.3 from UK and Ireland


Slow in initial acceleration, but always gets there


The carburettor seemed loose, upon inspection all three bolts securing it to he lower section were not secure, one requiring re tapping.

Due to corrosion in the front to rear brake pipe it failed the MOT inspection, this was duly repaired.

Both front tie rod bushes were perished. These were obtained from the local Volvo garage at a reasonable price.

The clutch is currently making some noise, believed to by emanating from the thrust bearing.

General Comments:

This car feels like your in a strong metal box. Unlike a number of vehicles on the road today that seem to be very light, with panels that are easily dented, this car gives me the impression that if it were hit by another car, the other car would get damaged more than this car!

It is very comfortable, the door rest by the drivers elbow is exactly right, and makes for comfortable driving.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th August, 2003

1986 Volvo 340 DL 1.4 petrol from Sweden


A transportational unit that will take you from point a to point b


Had to replace the front left doors upper hinge, since the door was lose.

Had to replace starter engine.

The began to shut down the engine, whilst I was driving.

Had to replace the carburetor.

Had to replace the entire fuel exhaust system.

My headlights malfunctioned when level 2 (from 0-2) on the headlight selector was selected.

General Comments:

All in all this is a decent car that will take you from point a to point b.

However it does just that, no more.

Seen to the fact that I have had to do quite a lot of repairs on the car, it hasn't exactly been cheap or trouble-free.

One thing that really have bothered me, is the lack of support for the 300-series from Volvo.

There are very few parts available from Volvo. The parts that they do have are very expensive and usually only reconditioned used parts, instead of new.

A used, reconditioned carburetor or a starter engine costs about 1800 Swedish kr (about 180 Euro).

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

Review Date: 5th September, 2002

1986 Volvo 340 GL 1.4 from UK and Ireland


Boring, yet charming


The top hinge on the driver side door is missing a pin, so the car door won't shut at the moment.

In bad need of a service.

General Comments:

This car is very ugly, the same colour as dirt, unlike my beloved (dead) Volkswagen Golf, but at £30 you really can't go wrong.

Interior is also ugly and too spongy for my liking, and has faded to a sort of pink colour. Very spacious though, and this makes you feel safe when driving.

When I drive it, I take corners very slow as I'm afraid the door might fly open. It won't shut properly.

It does have a certain something that those with a sense of humour would appreciate. I wouldn't own this car if I had more money, but that said, this is a lot of car for beer money.

Performance is very hit and miss with this car, pulling out of junctions is scary. I think this may have something to do with the clutch biting point. This is also to blame for the wheel spinning nature. Rear wheel drive cars are still a mystery to me.

The look of the front end is attractive, but the rear end is as plain ugly as a skip.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th January, 2002