Solid and capable
Only normal wear maintenance items. Replaced all brakes, two rotors. Replaced all shocks (I'm fussy about suspension) with Bilstein Touring shocks - highly recommended. Replaced the rear hatch cover fasteners (a typical problem with these cars) with a IPD kit. No rattles.
This car replaced a 1990 740 I handed down to my son. The car is comfortable, like a Volvo. It gets relatively good mileage, about 24 MPG on the highway. Being a wagon, it is a bit noisy, much more so than the sedan. Handling with the new shocks is great. Tracks very well on the highway. Great brakes. The standard (non-turbo) engine is plenty powerful for most people, much better than the old 740. Turning circle is not nearly as tight as the 740, however.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th December, 2005