1984 Volvo 440 Review

1984 Volvo 440 Li 1.8 injection from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.8 injection Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance90000 miles
Previous carFord Escort


Good car, cheap insurance, safe, solid, reliable


Tappets needed tightening after 85,000 miles.

Rear screen washing system doesn't work, not blocked, so not sure on that one.

Occasional bulbs popping out-no problem.

General Comments:

This car is very reliable!-It always starts first time in all conditions (starts below 0 degrees too)

Very quick when you put your foot down!Have seen off the likes of escort 1.6i, novas, ect Have pushed mine to 125 mph (standard)

Does drink a lot of fuel as mine is doing as little as 22 mpg around town.

However does around 28 mpg on long trips on motorways etc..

Very comfortable to drive, handles well, quite sketchy on corners sometimes, the car tends to slide out.

Very solid and safe car. I got rammed from behind by a mark 1 golf at 40 mph. I tied my bumped back on and drove off, their golf was in pieces!

For me as an 18 year old, very cheap insurance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th December, 2005

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 1 review