Very reliable, smooth power, all luxuries, and a great value used car under $5000. Driving pleasure
I have owned the car less than 1 year. Nothing has gone wrong in my time.
Previous owner had a new radiator replacement and a new roof lining.
Everything this car has from the factory still works well.
I bought this car in 2012 from a senior couple who had owned it originally since 1991. The car has a brilliant service record, and for a car of 22 years of age, everything from the factory still works well.
In 1990 this car was $72000 AUD, and for a car of that price, it did have clunky plastic interior, however these cars were extremely well built, and were engineered to last.
These old Volvos certainly outlive all other European and Japanese cars of that era.
Heated seats, electric antenna, power windows, A/C + climate control, AM/FM cassette stereo. All original, and all still working fine.
Very comfortable for 4 adults with everything you need (except cup holders).
Powerful 4 cylinder turbo engine does the job nicely. Smooth and reasonable efficient.
Handling is a bit sloppy and saggy, but this could be due to original 22 year old suspension, springs, etc.
Like all older used cars, some have good lives and some have bad. Some models are great and others are a dud.
I was lucky when I found my 740 Turbo; it's a good example of a perfect kept car.
With general maintenance, there is nothing unusual that goes wrong with these cars. Most forums on the Internet or car clubs have ironed out and found easy or upgrade fixes for common faults.
Anyone with basic mechanical skills (or willing to learn) can do most service tasks on this model.
There is something Volvo drivers and enthusiasts get from driving a Volvo; even the older beat up models still bring joy to the driver. A solid car that's for the driver.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 24th October, 2012