Upscale, solid, safe, comfortable and reliable!
Air conditioning is weak, brakes wear quickly unless you replace with grooved rotors, fuel pressure regulators weak and regular service/maintenance is required as suggested.
1992 and later has SIPS-advanced side impact design (exceeds 97 standards).
90+ has the best motors, stick with the 2.4 four, the AT is heavy duty/truck standard.
Well made, upscale components, quiet, reliable and a little low on mpg due to low gearing (940).
Love the cars, own a 740 wagon & a 940 sedan.
Note: Volvo should make retro sedan/wagons with simple 740/940 engine/drivetrains; they would be a huge hit if they were smart!!!
New Volvos have 12+ black boxes @ 1,000-2,000 ea when they go - too complicated!! Already collectible/ high demand for these cars 90-95 740-940 8 valve, 4, non turbo! Excellent paint, very comfortable and easy to wrench on!!
1992 is the most collectable - SIPS, tallest gearing, etc. $25K+ new!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th January, 2010