1990 Volvo 480 ES 1.7i from UK and Ireland
You'll fall in love
So far, touch wood, nothing has gone wrong at all.
When I got the car it had an annoying warning light telling me the washer fluid was low when it wasn't, but that was just a dodgy connection.
The boot did leak a bit, but this is no surprise to a 480 owner and is easily rectified with a tube of sealant.
There is no parcel shelf in the rear of the car so any 'upgrade' of the stereo system requires you to create one.
I've likened my 480 to a motorized armchair. It is extremely comfortable with adjustable height seat and steering wheel, lumber support for driver AND passenger, heated front seats.
The dash is nothing special, but also not drab.
The community that comes with a 480 surprised me most, there are enthusiasts and clubs everywhere - it is a much loved car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd January, 2003