1989 Volvo 740 GL 2.3 liter from North America
I want my next car to be a Swedish Volvo -- if this one ever wears out
Car was in an accident and "totaled" at 200,000 miles. It got a lot of body work and a rebuilt engine and transmission. That's when we bought it.
Air conditioning wore out and was too expensive to repair.
Cruise control wore out.
I love Volvos.
There's great visibility from the driver's seat.
The turning radius is tight -- I can hang a U-turn on back country roads.
I feel safe driving my car. (As opposed to the recycled tinfoil feel of so many I've driven--Datsun, Toyota, PT Cruiser.)
Last summer we drove from Seattle to Chicago and back. Put over 5000 miles on the car. Our Volvo station wagon was one of the oldest cars on the interstates, but it was totally reliable.
And it probably got some of the best mileage of any of the cars we saw.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th July, 2010