1989 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3i from UK and Ireland
Fast, comfortable, elegant, safe classic
This is my second 740 2.3 GLE. It has been very reliable. Only needing a new alternator regulator, which cost only £10.
A few dashboard lights have recently gone out, such as the bulb near the petrol gauge, and the heated rear window switch bulb. Otherwise it's been perfect, and starts first time every time.
The roof headlining is sagging in a few places. I might bother to fix it one day.
I love this car. The seats are full heated leather, very comfortable and supportive. It is fast enough with a 2.3 engine, not quite as quick as modern cars, but it pulls very well.
Fuel economy isn't great, about 20-25 UK mpg in town, and 30-35mpg on the motorway.
The car sailed through its last MOT test with no faults.
I hope to keep this car for a few years more.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th December, 2007