1988 Volvo 360 GLT from Australia and New Zealand - Comments

26th Jul 2004, 17:37

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

James.

24th Aug 2004, 08:52

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!!

2nd Oct 2004, 19:35

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.

22nd Apr 2005, 09:54

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.

9th May 2006, 02:38

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.

1st Jul 2006, 23:32

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!

7th May 2007, 04:42

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.

5th Jun 2007, 14:52

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...

15th Jul 2008, 07:51

They are not entirely slow I managed 180km/h.

9th Aug 2008, 01:52

Me 140km/h. Sometimes doesn't start first time. Air con compressor shot. Door handle broken. Rear hatch latch broken.

31st Aug 2008, 00:29

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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