1993 Volvo 940 GLE 2.3 petrol from Australia and New Zealand
Good, solid, easy to maintain car, purchased for A$4000, which I believe makes it good value
Drivers side front seat slightly worn, and the seat belt has worn through seat material.
This car was a one owner low mileage car, which has had only limited use the last few years of the previous ownership. Due to an unknown service record, I have had the cambelt replaced, and also had a new crankcase ventilation kit installed.
Car had a check engine engine light and SRS lights displaced at time of purchase. The oxygen sensor was replaced and the SRS reset by VOLVO specialist, and I have had no further problems.
Front disc rotors on car need replacement, and I have bought replacement rotors (Brembo) at approximately half the quoted price of genuine parts.
This car is a very comfortable vehicle on highway. It's not a performance vehicle, but is quite adequate.
I have found it to be reasonably economical; 32MPG at 110kmh on the open road.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd December, 2007
9th Nov 2008, 06:29
Original author of post
Car has now done 112,000kms, no major problems slight leak of coolant on waterpump, no cause for concern.
Car regularly averaging 32mpg on highway.
Used car on holiday to NW West Australia, very predictable handling on dirt and rough road conditions, pleasantly surprised by ability of car on bad roads fully laden.
8th Oct 2010, 18:51
Original author of review. Just used car on a holiday of 6000kms, which included severe dirt roads in Northern Territory and W Australia. Despite being overloaded 3 spare tires, 60 liters extra fuel and extra water for emergencies plus all luggage, the car handled the conditions with ease. Averaged 31.5mpg fuel consumption for trip. Car did not miss a beat; very predictable, even on severe dirt and corrugations. On one section of over 1000km dirt, it was the only normal sedan seen; rest of vehicles were all 4wd.