1984 Volvo 740 Review

1984 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3 from Denmark

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.3 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired350000 kilometres
Most recent distance362000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 144 DL


A comfortable car for long rides


Exhaust pipes changed.

Manifold changed.

Air filter changed.

Brake parts changed.

Cooler changed.

Electrical cables fixed, and several electrical problems.

General Comments:

It's only 6 months since I bought this car. But the car has already been towed to be repaired 4 times. But when the car works, it drives REALLY well.

It's a luxury car in Denmark which has the highest tax-rates, especially when we speak about cars. The Volvo 740 is a comfortable car for a low price. I don't understand why people buy newer, smaller and more expensive cars when you can have this big one with all stuff in electric and with automatic gears. Even the sunroof is electric driven.

The only "fault" is the fuel consumption! About 7 km per litre in mixed drive (city and highway).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th August, 2001

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review