1986 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3 inline 4 from North America
No American car could last this long at this level
Need new air suspension for towing (2100 lbs boat).
Replaced rear brakes and one rotor, having to get the front ones checked.
A/C has not worked since purchase, tried to have it recharged, leaked out in 4 days.
Rear windshield wiper need reinforcement - denture adhesive :)
Seat warmer non-functioning.
Much plastic cracked.
Cruise control works rarely.
One speaker out.
Rusted out passenger floor panel (sheet metal fix-it).
This car runs great once warmed up, usually have to let it warm up for 30-40 seconds.
Heater is the best I have ever felt.
Lots of creaking noises.
Not much power to tow.
Very very small turning radius.
Nice passing gear.
Never used in winter, got re-sealed to test this winter. Heard good things though.
Never had the engine or transmission rebuilt.
Built to last.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd September, 2001
18th Apr 2004, 21:22
A-men about the turning radius!
30th Jan 2005, 22:40
In response to the squeaky brakes issue: I have had several Volvos, loved every one of them. I found that anything other than genuine Volvo pads will result in noisy brakes. Not sure why, but when replaced with aftermarket pads... noise developed!