1987 Volvo 760 turbo from North America
A money hungry fixer upper
My electrical system has all shorted out.
The window rotors have busted and my windows are stuck down.
My car throws belts every three months.
Interior of the car is torn and ugly.
I have an oil leak that can't be fixed.
The transmission is going bad.
I bought this car with the impression that I was getting the best car in the world. I guess I learned my lesson on this one. The only good thing I can say is that as old as it is, it still runs (kind of).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 7th August, 2004
18th Sep 2004, 16:58
I have a high mileage 760 that runs great. It's all in how the car was maintained. If you bought a beater sorry for your luck. Next time buyer beware and have the car checked out by a competent mechanic before you buy it. Don't buy the car that is used up.
16th Mar 2005, 10:39
You really should have done some research before buying this car. After about 30 minutes of looking at internet articles, I discovered that the 760's from 1976 to 1987 are very unreliable and have a host of inherent problems... everything from electrical issues to premature cam failure. I also discovered that the 760's made from 1988-90 are the most reliable vehicles Volvo has ever manufactured. Also, due to the bad reputation of the earlier models, they can be found at a very reasonable price. Its pretty cool when you own a $42,000 car (msrp in '90) for a couple thousand Canadian dollars.
In short, researching any major purchase properly can save you many headaches and even more money.
30th Jan 2010, 01:02
The last guy does not know what he's talking about. ONLY the V6 had the cam problem. This is a 4 cylinder. They are BULLET PROOF. They did not make 760's from 76-82.