1988 Volvo 740 GL Blackline 2.3i Kat from Netherlands
It is not my car. I work in a taxi company where TB-97-TX drives (car '37').
It's original engine is still present... Only the second gearbox and fourth clutch. Second exhaust pipe.
OK, it's not a new car anymore (some oil leaks here and there), but it's still 100% alive. Also, the powered window (left) doesn't work, but this car (built in Belgium, Antwerp) just won't die.
I want to tell you about this car because it is unique. It really drove 1,000,000 kilometers (on gas) with ONE engine!!! And being a taxi, it means that it's abused very often.
The car is still running very good, but it started to eat clutches now and suffers more and more technical problems (including the LPG system).
But every time the newer Volvo 940s don't start, this 740GL will come to the rescue. It really is a miracle!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 7th September, 2000
11th Jan 2002, 08:39
I thought I had the volvo740 with the most km (723.000 km) in the Netherlands.
Maybe I still have the oldest 740 in the Netherlands (1984).
When a Volvo get over 500.000 km, it won't die anymore.
19th May 2004, 10:59
I do believe that it will do that it was made to do the miles and it will probably go on till the engine jumps out.
10th May 2005, 13:54
That's really amazing!!! My 1988 Volvo 745GL has done 777630kms now, but I'm very sorry to say that it has also had its best times now. The only thing I can do for it now is to revise it for the first time, but I don't have the money for that right now.
A true shame since it was my first car and I have fallen completely in love with it! I'm keeping the car in a warehouse so that one day I can revise that engine and drive it around again. Truly the most amazing car ever made, in all its time it has never let me down once!
24th Nov 2009, 03:33
I worked as auto electrician some year ago, and I installed meters and communication equipment in taxis.
I worked on Volvo 740 / 940 series. They did over 1000000km with ease. I remember one that had done over 1250000 km with the ORIGINAL factory installed 2.3 liter gasoline engine AND was still in service!