1995 Volvo 940 from North America




Brakes can go rather quick in this car.

As far as major problems with the car, there has been none.

The only "major" thing to go wrong with the car is the water pump started to leak at 135,000 miles.

The radio works for tapes, but the radio works when it wants to. Sometimes I get stations--most of the time I don't.

It can be difficult to get it up at higher speeds, but once you do, it is a very smooooooth ride.

The door trim is very loose, and is coming apart from the windows.

General Comments:

I really have enjoyed this car ever since I bought it.

I found a great mechanic that works primarily on Volvo. He is reasonably priced and is very honest. I would never take it to the dealer.

I hope to have this car for another 10 years.

For highway, it only gets 23 miles and city around 18-19. But with an almost 20 gallon fuel tank, it is nice not having to get gas too often.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th July, 2007

1995 Volvo 940 Polar 2.3 turbo from Belgium


Best car ever built


I never repaired this car other than do maintenance like oil, belts, filters and brake pads. It was very easy to work with.

General Comments:

I have owned three of these cars in total and frankly, for the money they are the best in the world. If I was not blessed with six children and in need of a minivan, I would buy these until the end of the world. I simply love Volvo 940s.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th March, 2007

1995 Volvo 940 I-4 from North America


The best bang for the buck I have ever purchased!


The driver seat is pretty worn out (expected for this mileage). Electrical issues with window controls. Replaced alternator belt at 290000. The power is not impressive around town.

General Comments:

Incredible car for the money. I picked this car up at an auction for $800 and I put $100 in it. That included: spark plugs, wires, cap & rotor and an air filter. It boggles my mind that it runs so well for this mileage! It gets 20 in the city and around 26 on trips. I am so impressed that I am buying a 960 with 177000 miles this week.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th April, 2006

12th Sep 2006, 23:10

Wait! Stop! Well, it's probably too late to warn you that the 960 is a completley different beast. It's basically a 940, EXCEPT for the fact that it has a failure-prone V6 and an electronically controlled automatic trans. that doesn't last long. You should have stuck with the 940. They are fantastic cars.

30th Aug 2007, 15:18

The 960 has an straight 6 cylinder engine, NOT a V6, so the previous comment is untrue and therefore displays a lack of knowledge on the part of whoever posted it. And there are 2 6 cylinder engines - 2.5 litre and a 3.0 litre.

18th Feb 2010, 07:21

The guy above was just trying to help. Who cares what arrangement the cylinders are in? Look at the number of neutral and sad faces on the the 960 reviews page compared with 940.

19th May 2010, 03:22

Good point. I have a '94 940 at the suggestion of the mechanics that have serviced our family Volvos for many years.

These mechanics warned me off the 960's. The 960's are highly regarded, however they are more prone to problems than the 940.

1995 Volvo 940 LPT from UK and Ireland




The clutch flexible rubbed against the sub-frame and burst (bad design) replaced under warranty also the HT lead from the coil to the distributor failed (fixed by the AA) The car is very reliable and comfortable to drive. It has the sunroof rather than the air con and it is a pleasure on a sunny day to drive with the roof open.

General Comments:

The only complaint is the cover on the door cards. It seems to be shrinking and every 940 I have looked at is the same. Does anyone have a suggestion on how to repair this?.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th July, 2005

11th Jul 2005, 22:47

What is a "door card"??? And why are they shrinking?

18th Aug 2005, 10:29

The surface film covering the inside of the doors is shrinking on very many of the 940's of this time. Leaving a wrinkly and not so nice look.

14th Sep 2006, 11:10

Door card, huh? I know what you're talking about though. It's very common for the vinyl skin on the interior door panels to come unglued and wrinkle. It is happening on mine. I was told this is a problem because Volvo switched to a more environmentally friendly glue, but it doesn't hold as well.