1985 Volvo 760 GLE B28 V6 f/i from Australia and New Zealand
A classy and superior car in its year
Blown water pump gasket happened after 600 KS of nonstop highway driving at 100- 140 km/h.
Blown head gasket happened after my second interstate trip, a 1400 KS round trip - due to speeding. I travelled at 130km/h for over 200 KS.
Alternator and battery replaced - but this one is standard behavior in all cars over 15 yrs old.
After having previously owned 2 used Toyota's, a used Holden (GM) and a used Ford and 2 used Hondas, I can say honestly this used Volvo felt the most solid and safest car I had owned.
This Volvo car was the most solid car I have owned. There is a safe feel in this car and it has a sturdy feel. This Volvo was one of the first cars to have safety bars in the side doors and impact hydraulics in the front bumpers in case of collision.
My 760 GLE has a sun roof, which is really handy for fresh air, and the electric windows and safety mirrors add to safer driving.
The heater and air con have been great, and the stereo still pumps out great sound after 24 years.
I have had regular services, which have kept this car in good condition, which is probably necessary for any car and make over 15 years old.
The worst thing about this car, is that it is expensive on fuel consumption.
Some people have opposite opinions on the body shape and design of the 760 GLE, but I think the design is quite classy.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th May, 2009