1997 Volvo 740 Review

1997 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L B230F from North America

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1987
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.3L B230F Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance219000 miles
Previous carBuick Skyhawk


An excellent quality and safe family car


Alternator brushes replaced.

Motor mounts, front seals and water pump replaced at 200,000 miles.

Headliner is sagging (stapled back up) and dash board is cracked, which is very common with this model.

General Comments:

The car still runs very well. It burns about 1/2 quart of oil every 5000 miles and still gets about 26 MPG on average.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th October, 2003

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review