1994 Volvo 940 from North America

Summary:

One tough, solid, reliable car

Faults:

Upon purchase (albeit from a shady seller) minor things needed repair: door contract switch and driver heated side mirror didn't work (both easy fixes)

Stock radio/cassette is poor (replaced) and power antennae didn't extend (common problem)

Rear defrosted is s-l-o-w to do the job.

General Comments:

This is the best car I have ever owned (previous cars have included Subaru, Honda and Toyota).

It offers a smooth ride, is rock solid, has a high profile on the road, and is OK on gas mileage (averages around 23 mpg).

Do the regular servicing (NOT at a high cost dealership) and the car will run for a long time. Make sure to clean the flame trap every 36k to avoid engine seal blowouts.

Air conditioning is mediocre, but I live in the northwest so it's not as vital as other hotter parts of the country and the cold weather package is terrific - I love the heated side mirrors and heated seats!

Cup holders in center arm rest are flimsy and awkwardly placed.

After-market parts are bountiful on-line and it's essentially the same as a 240 so mechanics know how to deal with them.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th October, 2007

1994 Volvo 940 Turbo from North America

Summary:

Great car id buy another like it

Faults:

This car has had no problems at all we have replaced the wipers the tires and have serviced it at all required times.

General Comments:

Best car I have ever owned.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th October, 2005

18th Apr 2008, 18:34

I have a pre-owned 1994 VOLVO Turbo. I am the owner number three. My 1994 Turbo Volvo was 6 years old when I bought it. Now it has 14 years and it is one of my best friends. I named it "Chico" and the color is antique white and leather gray in the interiors. I will like to recommend to anyone who wants a new car, to try a pre-owned VOLVO. If you are looking for security to yourself and the one you love, if you are looking for loyalty and trust, and if you are also looking for excellent service at a minimum maintenance costs, try a pre-owned 1994 Turbo VOLVO. You will never going to take it away from your heart and surely your new friend will become a family member for generations. Thank you. My name is Dally and I live in San Juan Puerto Rico betacampr@yahoo.com.

1994 Volvo 940 Turbo Intercooler 2.3 4 cylinder from North America

Summary:

Great car, will only buy VOLVO from now on

Faults:

I first purchased the car from an auction, and it had a small collision.

The only real problems that I found was that parts were very expensive (air bags) and it was a bummer when the a / c went 5000kms after I got it on the road - it was summer.

General Comments:

Despite the dead A/C, the car was great. It was very comfortable, and had kick.

The car's life ended in November 2004, when it careened into a rock near Kingston, Ontario at 120 km / h. And after getting towed out of the ditch/ rock we still managed to barely make it back to the cottage. The wagon had $14 000 in damages when I got an estimate for insurance purposes.

There were other accidents in the same area where cars were totaled just 2 km away.

Safest Car EVER!

We got out of the car scratch free, mind you the entire drivers side of the car was Twisted, and the drivers door wouldn't close, but with help from duct tape we got home.

I have since bought a 740 turbo, in which the turbo went recently (my fault - couch on roof on hwy) and am replacing the engine, also looking at buying a 1999 V70.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th July, 2005

14th Sep 2006, 11:18

I would have loved to see you drive by in your Volvo wagon with a couch on the roof! LOL Turbos overheat insanely easily when pushed to their limits, so any extra strain on them, like an extra massive amount of wind resistance on the car at highway speeds, can kill the turbo. I find the power of non-turbo 940s/740s far more responsive anyway. They instantly do what you want them to do, not having a delay of power until the turbo kicks in full boost. I hate turbo cars for that reason.