1989 Volvo 740 Turbo 4 cylinder. Turbocharged from North America
A Sherman tank with speed and class.
The sunroof motor began to have problems at 130,000 miles.
Replaced water pump at 115,000 miles.
Replaced overdrive solenoid at 150,000 miles.
Replaced a strut at 95,000 miles (my fault, too many potholes)
Sunroof drains clogged.
As you can see, nothing major.
This car is absolutely incredible. This car is fourteen years old and looks and feels as if it were on the showroom floor. The leather is soft and comfortable, and the heated seats still work. The carpet is still plush and clean. With a dab of super-glue here and there, the interior trim is still like new. The gages and instruments are in perfect working order. My headliner is in need of replacement, due to the clogged roof drains, which can be fixed with a blast of air. The engine is a bit slow off the line, but once the turbo spools, the car is up, and gone. I can get close to 30 MPG on the highway if I drive conservatively, but the car is too fast for driving like that all the time. This car has class. From the analog clock to the rear armrest. This car is safe. I have been rear-ended, (approx. 20 MPH) and I walked away with no injury, and the car only needed a new bumper cover. I feel so safe in this car. In the snow and ice, a set of snow tires and some rear axle weight will take you anywhere. (I frequent the mountains of Colorado for skiing) Even with the front seats all the way back, the rear seats have plenty of room. This car never ceases to amaze me.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 14th May, 2003