1990 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3 gasoline from Kuwait
Easily outlasts the owner with regular maintenance
Nothing and still going at 650 000 miles (more than 1 million kilometers)... and in a country where it gets as high as 60 Celsius temperature, and after 25 years, nothing.
The question is how long can you live to see something go wrong?
Oh the paint is faded if that's considered bad after 25 years under the sun, and the dealer is bad unfortunately. So search the Internet and fit the parts yourself, and have the cheapest and the easiest car to fix... got a screwdriver? Get in there, you're a Volvo mechanic...
Behold the indestructible zombie apocalypse car... Clearly this Volvo generation is a far cry from the new ones.
Easier than a blender to run, with comfy seats.
Get the wagon and move some stuff in it too with decent boot space.
Everything works... even the air-conditioner with the original factory r13a gas still in it. I still can't believe it.
Belts every 100 000 miles.
Every 250 000 miles + radiator + hose + thermostat + coolant (no cutting corners).
Transmission oil + filter every 100 000 miles.
Parts are abundant for this car, with loads of cheaper aftermarket alternative parts.
If you see a low mileage carb/jetronic fuel injection... grab it immediately.
Truly and disputably this falls under the "they don't make them like what used to be" :(
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd September, 2015