1992 Volvo 940 GL 2.3 from Australia and New Zealand
Tough, trustworthy, reliable swedish tank
Radiator at 220 000.
Two timing belts as required.
Discs and pads as required.
One power window - faulty switch.
Speed worked when it wanted to.
Even though these are cars are getting on, they seem to age very well. I bought mine in 2006 with 220,000km, and sold it in May 2013 with 375,000, and it barely gave me any trouble. I always had it serviced every 7500km (mostly by my mechanic, but sometimes myself). This is an easy car to work on, and I am no mechanic.
This car only broke down twice in my 6 years ownership, and once was a flat battery and the second time was also something minor.
I only sold the car due to a number of potentially expensive leaks. One was the rear main seal, which would require the gearbox to be removed, and the other was a power steering leak. The body had ZERO rust.
Minor annoyances were the speedo (worked when it wanted), air conditioning played up a few times, and one power window kept playing up.
On the whole, a very tough, reliable car, which I always felt very safe in. I would strongly recommend this car, especially for students. Just do yourself a favour. Find one that has been well kept, and keep up the maintenance, and this car will serve you very, very well. Last of the rear-wheeled drive Volvo legends...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th June, 2013