1993 Volvo 940 Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1993 Volvo 940 GLE Turbo 2 Litre turbo from UK and Ireland

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2 Litre turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired167000 miles
Most recent distance212000 miles
Previous carFord Granada

Summary:

Brilliant. Long may it last. Best car ever

Faults:

Water pump feed pipe.

Leaking Head Gasket.

General Comments:

Fantastic car, seriously fast, and handles beautifully.

Comfort is legendary in Volvos.

I think this car will go on for ever.

With 212,00 miles on the clock still sounds like it's just come from the showroom.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th September, 2005

1993 Volvo 940 SE 2.0 turbo from UK and Ireland

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 miles
Most recent distance160000 miles
Previous carVolvo 740

Summary:

A fantastic car!

Faults:

The Oxygen Sensor warning light came on. This was due to 'dirty fuel' from a petrol station.

Under heavy acceleration there is a slight rattle from the engine compartment.

General Comments:

Over all this is an excellent motor car.

It is extremely comfortable and very roomy.

The car has a very smooth ride.

The engine is very powerful compared to my last Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L and is slightly better on fuel economy.

All the electrics in the car work, including the heated seats!

The integrated child seat in the back is an excellent idea and very practical.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th August, 2005

1993 Volvo 940 S 2.3 liter from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.3 liter Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired182320 miles
Most recent distance190000 miles

Summary:

Excellent, reliable, and unbelievably comfortable

Faults:

Starter crapped out at 184k miles, had to replace the O2 sensors. Power window switch failed at 183k a mere 30 dollars to fix. Low idle was apparently an issue with this car causing it to stall unexpectedly, had this repaired immediately.

General Comments:

For a car that has almost 200k miles on it, the problems mentioned above are in my opinion very minor. The car has been sitting at the dealer's lot for a good six to seven months before it was driven again. It drives absolutely wonderful and although the acceleration is a little sluggish, the car makes up for its slow start by the time it kicks to second gear. Its not a race car, nor is it intended to be.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st March, 2005

1993 Volvo 940 Turbo 2.3L turbo from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.3L turbo Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired163888 miles
Previous carVolvo 940

Summary:

Very nice roomy interior well thought out

Faults:

Nothing yet the car just came out of the shop for service when I bought it. New timing belt, tires, batteries,ac service, tune up. Looking great...

General Comments:

I have driven this car over the past 10 years it belonged to a friend of mine who took real good care of the car. It is an excellent car. I drove this car with both of our families in it in the mountains and the snow it is truly a nice large comfortable car. It currently has 164k+ miles I do not have any experience with turbos. The good part is all of the electronics in the car works perfect sunroof, heated seats, radio, ac etc. Minor ware on the seats everything else is clean including the engine. So far so good I don't know how long the car would last the body is excellent minor scratches paint is great just waxed it last week. I have heard this cars go for 200+ to 400k miles. we'll see...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 23rd December, 2004

7th Mar 2005, 20:14

I have a 1993 Volvo 940. It's has 180+ miles on it, and it does not run very well. All of the electronics are slowly breaking (sunroof doesn't work, drivers side window doesn't work, drivers side rear window can only be rolled up by driver, seat electronics are on their last leg). We bought it in 2002 with 140+ miles on it for $5000 and have probably put $4500 above and beyond that into it with service and work. Volvo's are great cars, they are extremely safe and I do recommend them highly. Yet, they are very expensive to fix and it seems that once one thing goes wrong it's not long before everything else follows.

1993 Volvo 940 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired112000 miles
Most recent distance151000 miles
Previous carPlymouth Reliant

Summary:

Tough as a nail, soft as a couch

Faults:

Air conditioning broke.

SRS airbag control unit needed replacing.

Oil plug fell out.

Power antenna needed replacing.

General Comments:

Very comfy ride.

Almost maintains itself-- expect to drive this car for a long time.

Lots of modern options.

Not the best acceleration, however.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th November, 2002

15th Jun 2004, 21:19

I bought my 1993 Volvo 940 wagon in 1996 with 67+K miles; it now has 120K. I have been very satisfied in the 8 years I've driven it. I know the parts are more expensive, but since repairs are infrequent, it evens out. Most of my repairs have been ordinary maintenance--oil change, belts, tires, brakes, etc. I did have to replace the fuel pump, catalytic converter and now the air-conditioning control unit. The engine is small for powering a heavier car so acceleration is slower than I like.

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 12 reviews