1985 Volvo 740 GLE 4-Cylinder from North America
An expensive to fix tank
Too many to remember them all.
I got the car in not too great condition, seeing as how it was used.
Volvos, as are most of them, are not very reliable when it comes to electrical problems. Many of the interior lights and other accessories such as the cigarette lighter take some knocking and banging and a little rewiring to get working.
Volvo interiors are such weaklings when it comes to weather wear. The sun has absolutely eaten my seats alive. Mainly fading all the color and weakening the fabric.
If you have a Volvo and live in a cold weathered region. You might wanna consider starting your car up early to warm it up. Volvos do not get along with the cold.
Volvos for the most part as I have heard and from my own experience are soldiers. They just won't die. Getting in a wreck is also a little bit more reassuring than other cars seeing as how they are built like tanks.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 15th April, 2002
24th Jan 2004, 15:45
I acquired a Volvo 1985 GLE manual transmission, when it had 132,000 miles on it in 1998.The odometer went in 2003 march at 297,000 miles. At the rate I drive it should have well over 310,000 miles in Jan 2004 when the car died on the highway. The overdrive broke down in 2003 and my mechanic told me to drive in 4th speed. I drove to Hartford and back to NYC about three times a week in 4th speed. The car complained bitterly of car abuse and refused to go in Jan 2004. I would load the big trunk and the back seat with beauty products. My mechanic says I probably blew the head gasket. I have parked it to be fixed later. For now I am buying the 740 Turbo because I just can't give up a Volvo. The only thing I hated about this car is the roof lining. I hope to have a collection one day.
23rd Nov 2004, 11:51
I have two Volvo's right now a 740 gle estate and a 760 turbo saloon both have over 300,000 on them now and they are the best cars I have ever owned you're not the only 1 that wants a collection of them I do 2.
22nd Dec 2008, 10:46
That must just be your Volvo. My car starts and idles well in the cold. I have never heard of them having a hard time in the cold weather, in fact I have always heard they start and heat up quickly in cold. One thing that helps is hooking up the heat reabsorption hose, which tends to disconnect often.