Had the "360" since new in 1988, now it is about run in at 83,000 miles and two timing belts within the factory/agent service cycle.
I have driven a few "K" miles when working and this car was for retirement, haven't had so much fun, with comfort, in years.
One problem, it was caught in a hailstorm with stones the size of a golf ball, so a few small dents make it virtually not salable. It is a good excuse for retaining a great motor
I had a Silver 1984 360 GLT some years ago and thought it was brilliant! I looked for a Black 2 door ('83 type - not the Renault engined GLE) but could only find a 4 door model. All these years later - I'd love to own another (2 door) in black!
I thought commenting on these write-ups might bag me one somehow!!
The GLE isn't Renault engined - all 360s have a Volvo b19 or b200 engine in them - it's the 340s that have a Renault-sourced b14 or b17 engine - either of which is strong for up to 200k with regular servicing.
Mark2 GLTs are increasingly hard to come by, because all pre-85 models can't run on unleaded - it's a shame, cos they're lovely cars.
Check out www.volvo300mania.com for more info.
I've been driving a 360 for about 15 years now my latest one is a 1989 GLT goes like stink. A real Q car if ever there was one. Nothing beats me at the lights in fact only yesterday a Lotus Elise had to scream his engine to get past me 20 metres into the roundabout. God love my tank with sofas. My other car is a S40 but it is declared sorn at the moment because I can't bear to part with me ol' beauty.
Sounds like you enjoy it, there's a few Volvo performance forums around turbobricks is one of them, and rwd oriented, very good place to go.
I'm young, but that doesn't mean I have to give into peer pressure and love Holden's or Fords. I mean, man, I love my little GLT 360, I've had a few cars in my short life, even a V6 Holden, but when I bought a 740 Volvo, my life changed for the better, and now I have a 360 I'm doing up bit by bit. I don't know what it is about the Volvo's, but I don't give a rats bottom about anything else... which of course gets me stick considering I work in the automotive industry...anyway, it's great to hear that other people are so fond of theirs as well. Love the Volvo!
Hi to all those who are thinking of owning a 360 GLT. I have owned three of these great cars. My last one traveled 460,000 ks before I retired it for parts, I should of just kept running it, but bought another later model 1989. Although I loved this car 1986 model 2ltr manual I never changed the cam belt after 160,000 ks it still carried on with no dramas. The only trouble I had was with a broken door handle and the the dash around the speedo came apart to much vibration from too many dirt roads. Graeme from NZ.
Had these great little vehicles for years now, still own 4 including 2 Cvt's. Two 360's... Find me a better car I challenge you...
They are not entirely slow I managed 180km/h.
Me 140km/h. Sometimes doesn't start first time. Air con compressor shot. Door handle broken. Rear hatch latch broken.
I have a 1990 360 GLT and I managed 180km in 4th gear, haven't gotten much more out of 5th, but that is still completely stock.
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