1988 Volvo 340 from UK and Ireland
I'm with Jeremy Clarkson on this one...
Given to me as a courtesy car whilst my Ford Escort was in for repair (again).
During the few hellish hours that I was forced to drive it...
The dashboard dial cluster fell back into the console (literally).
Fuel gauge stopped working.
Speedometer needle kept ticking no matter where it was on the dial. So from what I could 'accurately' deduce, I was doing somewhere between 20 and 30mph.
Brakes grabbed to the left.
Whichever gear it was in, the gear stick had the same amount of lateral movement as it did when it was in neutral, so it was a case of hoping I'd find a gear in there somewhere, and then hoping it was the correct gear.
And that was in the space of about six hours.
My Escort was a truly awful car, but I never wanted that car back so much as I did whilst I had to drive that Volvo. I'd have more street cred travelling by bus.
Calling it a heap of junk would be paying this car a big compliment.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 4th June, 2017