1990 Volvo 740 SE 2.0 from UK and Ireland
Great, reliable, comfy family transport
Head Gasket, repaired it myself for less than £20. Took me a day.
Interior roof material falls off in the back. Apparently common after certain amount of time.
Track rod ball joints worn. replaced both myself for about £20. Took an hour each.
Considering the age of the car and the mileage on it when I bought it for £700, it has been marvellous. I've run it for 7 years, been to France, Scotland and all over England and it's let me down only once or twice.
Extremely easy to maintain and parts are cheap and easily available as long you avoid main dealers.
Built to last, still no sign of corrosion anywhere.
Performance is lumbering as the engine is under powered for a car this heavy.
Fuel economy very poor, but I knew that before I bought it, you have to take that on the chin with an old Volvo.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th January, 2006