1998 Volvo 940 Celebration 2.3 LPT from UK and Ireland
Good cruiser, but can't rely on it
Poor service history/neglect for prior 5 years.
Stalling at roundabouts as if the ignition was off, difficult to restart, so replaced crank sensor, fuel injection relay and radio suppress relay.
Stalling once a month, difficult to start, so laid the car up, as it stranded me on a dual carriageway.
Trim and bodywork holding up well, but replaced rear light clusters, front indicator lenses, and grille due to careless damage and UV damage.
PAS leaks, and is noisy.
Starter can be slow to disengage.
I've spent £1000 over the year!
Handling is terrible, but then it does have lousy tyres.
Comfortable, spacious cruiser and even looks quite good in a retro way.
Autobox really is a slushmatic, and I find it frustrating when wanting to 'press on'.
Power is marginal being a light pressure turbo, but I have a larger turbo and boost controller if I can get it reliable again.
Stalling problems and associate electrical issues inconsistent with these car's reputations, as both Toyotas I have at similar miles run like clockwork with negligible cost.
I average 23 to 25 mpg imperial.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th February, 2012