1987 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L gasoline from North America
Bulletproof and dependable!
I've replaced the rear brakes, headlight switch, both low beams.
Don't tell it it's an '87, it thinks it's new!
Bought it as a temporary driver, ended up keeping it.
We were scared about the miles, but this thing starts, runs, & travels like it's still new. We went from LA, to Portland with it, and it just ran like a sewing machine. These 2.3 Volvo's are indestructible.
One of the most pleasant surprises I've owned. We've put 32,000 miles on it, (has 162,000 now) and it runs better than most of my friends newer cars. Nothing fancy, not fast, doesn't corner great, just starts every time, runs flawlessly, and chews up the miles.
We've really come to love this car!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th August, 2009
10th Aug 2009, 09:25
I fully agree with you on that one! These Volvo's do just grow on you... utterly reliable and has lots of character. The amount of people who buy one as a cheap temporary car and end up keeping them! I love them; very understated and well engineered vehicles.
24th Apr 2012, 23:36
Mine has 320.000 and many mountains in Los Andes (up and down); the best car I've never had.
Problems? The radio: does not work like 20 years ago.
Troubles? Not one, besides the radio.
I will not change it. My Volvo 740 is almost the perfect car! (I'm speaking of a 25 year old one that seems new).