1990 Volvo 760 Reviews - Page 4 of 4

1990 Volvo 760 Turbo wagon 2.3 turbo gas from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.3 turbo gas Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance212000 miles
Previous carVolvo 240

Summary:

Guess I will just have to see if it will go 300k miles

Faults:

More warped rotors than carter has pills.

Lousy sliding calipers.

Four radiators.

One alternator.

One exhaust turbo.

Two air conditioning systems (compressor, evaporator, condenser, hose--the works. converted to 134a and works good as new)

One fuel system computer.

Two sets injection and fan relays (noise suppressors)

One mass meter.

General Comments:

It has been solid, fairly reliable, safe.

Wish it had a quieter interior at highway speeds.

Would you believe, after all that, that I just can't find a reason to get rid of the car.

You need to be a mechanic or married to one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 17th June, 2003

1990 Volvo 760 Turbo Intercooler B230FT from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission B230FT Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired157000 miles
Most recent distance173400 miles
Previous carSubaru Impreza

Summary:

A safe, reliable, surprisingly fast bargain

Faults:

The tie-rods have needed replacement.

The drivers side window regulator had to be rebuilt.

The passenger seat electrical controls have needed repair.

The transmission down-shifter cable has needed alignment.

Front brake rotors had to be machined.

Fuel pump relay has needed replacement.

Air-conditioner condenser has a leak, and needs replacement.

General Comments:

This car is very nippy, very reliable, and fast - especially when one consider how heavy it is (3500 lb).

Being RWD, it has a small turning circle, and handling is excellent.

The interior is very luxurious, and comfortable.

Mileage is not good - about 18-20 mpg for city driving, and 20-22 for highway driving.

The car is very safe, and built very solidly. I rear-ended a 2000 Mercedes S500. Nothing happened to the Volvo, or me. Wish I could say the same for the Mercedes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th March, 2002

1990 Volvo 760 Turbo 2.3L turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.3L turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired240000 kilometres
Most recent distance280000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

I can`t afford to drive anything else

Faults:

The rear brake pads needed to be changed.

The automatic transmission was slipping so I replaced it with a manual transmission (big difference in performance and economy).

Leak in the intercooler hoses causing rough running.

General Comments:

This car is fast, safe, comfortable and fun to drive. Changing to a manual transmission ($300.00 in used parts, 6 hours labour) has changed the car for the better. With the manual transmission I get 35 miles per gallon and 0-60 acceleration under 7 seconds, all in a comfortable and roomy wagon.

Parts are cheaper from the dealer than after-market, but labour is best left to the corner garage. This is a very easy car to work on.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th December, 2001

1990 Volvo 760 Wagon turbo intercooler from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission turbo intercooler Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance160000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Vanagon

Summary:

Excellent wagon, tough, comfortable, fast and versatile

Faults:

Turbo (ouch!), eats front disk brakes twice as fast as rear, vibration damper (lower pulley assembly), headliner fell apart (older models don't have this foam material above), front light assembly falling apart on both sides - lost lenses.

General Comments:

Luxurious with all extras, neat extra child seats in back, all electrics, sunroof and towing package. Way more car than I could afford new and had no problem buying it with good maint. records. Really hard not to use turbo but would not buy this model without it as it makes a huge difference in performance. Rear drive means very tight turning radius which I often appreciate compared to FWD models and better towing balance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th May, 2000

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 13 reviews