1987 Volvo 340 DL 1.7 from Netherlands
Best car so far!! (It's my first... )
Car sputtered sometimes out of the blue. Bobbin, rotor and cables replaced. Very rare, still some little sputtering but luckily never a complete silence any more. Probably the carburetor, it's a bit dirty.
Gasket between the gear-box and differential is covered in oil, but still giving no problems.
Expansion barrel of cooling liquid has cracked.
Springs of the boot lid replaced.
Water leaking at the right mirror suspension.
This car is one of my best purchases. For less than 200 pounds it's a very good car, except for the details described above.
The car is spacious and very robust: it had a collision at the back but it only needed a new tail light. The other car was total loss!
The engine is surprisingly strong, the car accelerates very fast.
The steering, however, is very heavy, even with the smallest tires suited for this car.
The fuel consumption is OK, as is oil usage.
Gear-box handling goes tough but does not creak (yet).
A very good car overall, considering the price I paid for it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th January, 2001
18th May 2006, 06:06
The carb on the 1.4 is a known problem, and my 1985 340 sometimes does the same trick.
Try www.volvo300mania.com; their tech advice is pretty good.