1994 Volvo 940 Base Sedan 2.4 gas Red Block from North America
A practical and safe Volvo 940
This 1994 Volvo 940 belonged to a friend of mine. At about 226,000 she found that her trusty 940 had blown a head gasket - I got the car for the cost of towing.
This is my third Volvo 940. I like the 1994 model year above previous model years and the 1995 (last year in North America for the Volvo 940).
Reason: 1994 was the first year with dual front airbags. The 1995 has the main fuel pump inside the gas tank - I consider this to be a complication.
The 940 is a sturdy, well built ride. The engine, drivetrain, and suspension are the result of 20 years of development on the basic Volvo 240 theme.
Currently this 1994 940 has a replacement engine which had about 130,000 miles on it. While on an engine stand, all seals and the timing belt were replaced before installation. I am getting a solid 29 MPG at 65 MPH with Regular Unleaded.
All fluids are now synthetic (Amsoil), new struts and shocks. Working on replacing all suspension bushings.
This is an uncomplicated, safe, and predictable sedan - everything I want in a car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 16th September, 2016