Expensive after awhile to maintain
The headliner is not that attractive.
Had a burnt valve (not bent) last year at 120000. Had it all fixed (1000 USD), and then it's in the shop today for the same problem again. The mechanic feels that it was their fault and he's giving me a discount, even though it's been a little over a year and thus no warranty for service/parts.
Watch for oil leaks weekly. Check oil weekly and replace as necessary. Religiously regular oil changes.
This car does well on trips... family of two kids and it's roomy and easy to travel in.
I love the "old luxury" of the car. Seat warmers are nice in winter.
1991 car in 2004 makes for an old car, but the style is standard and pretty classic and easy to work with.
As parts become cheaper this car becomes easier to maintain.
The 16 V of this series is very hard on the engine. Not enough bang for your buck. I've been told to sell as quickly as I get it back from the mechanic, and will do so. Sorry Volvo! Can't afford a new one, but would buy a newer one if I could afford the dang repair costs!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd September, 2004