1989 Volvo 740 Turbo Wagon 2.4 turbo from North America
A screaming station wagon... cool
Heater motor needed replacement.
Interesting electrical gremlins affecting the lights and dashboard (unresolved).
Plastic trim pieces chronically pop/break off.
Headliner gets worse day by day (falling & tearing).
Goes like stink (love that turbo!) and handles well. This has upset more than one Toyota Supra that lost in a race to a Volvo station wagon :-) So much fun to drive that my wife now wants to try autocrossing.
Practical as a family car. Lots of room, very safe, good cargo capacity (for a small wagon).
Very comfortable for long hauls. The bells and whistles are neat, especially those electrically heated seats. Only car I've ever had where I don't get sick riding in the back seat.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st May, 2001
15th Sep 2001, 13:29
It has a 2.3L, not a 2.4L... LOL.
20th Aug 2002, 10:55
I am a musician and I constantly abuse my 5-speed 740 turbo wagon as a gear hauling workhorse. The car is approaching 300,000 miles and is as solid reliable and cheap to run as ever! I have an excellent "old-world" mechanic who always finds an economical way to repair what little may go awry, as they can be expensive to fix. In short I have found this vehicle to be as cheap to run as any domestic van while being ten thousand times more fun to drive.