1990 Volvo 740 GL Wagon 4 cylinder non turbo from North America
Best money ever spent on a used car
Horn started tooting when turning corners.
ABS coil steering wheel spring opened.
Pinion seal leak.
Alternator brushes wore out.
Fuel pump quit.
Head liner blew out window.
Easy to maintain, and required parts when needed are inexpensive and available. No comparison to the reliability of my Olds 98. The 740, when loaned out to my sons, always returned ready for the next mission.
The metal brake lines never rusted when exposed to Rochester NY weather.
The engine will keep running long after the headliner blows away in your face, the leather seats crack and expose the underlayment, and the interior plastic door parts snap in your hand.
The alternator brushes wore out and were easily replaced using a Phillips screw driver - without removing the alternator. Probably can't easily replace alternator brushes on today's models.
As a bonus, when the timing belt broke, the engine did not self destruct, even after repeated attempts to restart the engine. And the fuses are hidden just behind the ashtray, unlike the Olds 98 where you had to bang your head under the dash to gain access.
I don't know if today's vehicles will wear as well as this 740.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th September, 2018