7th Aug 2004, 23:00

I bought my car over a year ago and payed a little under 3,000 for it. Since then I've had nothing, but problems and have sinked over a thousand in repairs alone. actually the car only had 116,000 miles on it. It finally broke down last week, and I think that I just need to let the car die in peace. Also my whole electrical system is one BIG malfunction.

17th Mar 2005, 13:10

I've said it before and I'll say it again... when it comes to 760's, only the 1988-90 models should be considered reliable. Any earlier models used odd fire mechanical fuel injection and bad wiring harnesses. These resulted in premature cam failure and many common electrical problems. I personally have owned an '89 760 GLE for some time now and found it to be the most reliable car ever. Remember... STAY AWAY from any V6 Volvo made before 1988.

22nd Mar 2007, 11:23

I bought a 1987 Volvo 760 GLE a year ago, and am very happy with the vehicle. It only has 190,000 kms on it, and the previous owner (who had it from new) was meticulous in maintaining the car. Apparently all work was done by the local Volvo dealer, and it shows. No rust on the body at all, the leather interior is spotless, and mechanically the car is sound. I have replaced the rear transmission bush and mount, and the two front engine mounts, and will also replace the rear shock absorbers. Apart from that, the car runs smooth and quiet, very comfortable, and a pleasure to drive. This is my third Volvo, and I'm really pleased with it.

4th Jun 2009, 23:09

Hi All, I have recently purchased a 1988 Volvo 760GLE top of the range and the V6 Engine is starting to fail. I have been advised that the engine was a dud and that I would be better off dropping in a 4Cyl reco Volvo Engine. Has this been done before and if so has it been a success. I read that someone dropped in an engine from a 740 Volvo. I certainly like this car and happy to put in another reco engine. The previous owner was an old man who spent a lot of $s so most of the work has been done. Please help if anyone has some advice. I have been quoted $3000 Aussie to drop in a reconditioned 4cy engine.

18th Apr 2012, 19:32

I have a 1987 760 with a B230FT (turbo 4 cyl) engine. I have more than 185,000 miles. I have performed normal maintenance; the car has been reliable, trouble free. I have had two offers last week to sell it; I think I will keep it.