1991 Volvo 240 User Reviews

1991 Volvo 240 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 5 reviews

  • Performance:3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 / 5
  • Appearance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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Austin writes:
1991 Volvo 240 4 Dr SE Wagon Review
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5

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You're as safe as you can possibly be!

Cons

it's slooooooooow

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Love This Car, Because It's Taken Me Through A Whole Lot Of Crappy Situations. — I love everything about this car - mileage, styling, safety, build quality, reliability. Maintenance is very affordable and replacement parts are plentiful. It's surprisingly fun to drive, even though it's slow, considering that the large motor has locomotive torque. All in all, a dream of a car!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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C.K. writes:
1991 Volvo 240 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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4

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Quirky Swedish personality, heated seats, safety, paint quality, bulletproof powertrain

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Can barely do 60 over Sepulveda Pass on the 405. Fussy maintainence. Only 20/25 MPG.

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A Time Warp Back To The 1970s — My 240 was slow, and needed parts replaced right and left... but it had character, dammit! A perfect learning car for young drivers.

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al_ngl writes:
1991 Volvo 240 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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4

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Inexpensive, Well built, Very safe, Handles and brakes like a smaller car than it is, Engine will outlive the rest of the car, accomodations

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Fuel consumption, Acceleration, local parts availability

al_ngl
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A Good Family Car, Student Car, Or General Commuter — I purchased my '91 240 as a commuter and winter car. For what you pay, it drives better than many newer vehicles and has some features (like seat warmers, rear floor air vents, air conditioning, lumbar support adjustment and seat tilt, driver airbag, full size spare tire) that twenty years later aren't all standard. The handling is good for such a large car, and disk brakes all around with four piston calipers in the front bring the car to a halt quicker than your average large 90s sedan. Of course Volvo is known for their safety reputation, and from '86-'91 nobody in the United States died in a Volvo 240. The interior is comfortable and commodious if you aren't of a very large frame. I am 6'2" and 230 and I found the driver's seat slightly cramped at first but have gotten used to it. Being that it is old you will likely have to put parts and labor into a used example, but it is very easy to work on and even amateur home mechanics can keep one on the road. I have replaced many parts on mine myself, and I've only had struts done by a shop. Watch for rust in structural areas when you check one out. Volvo galvanized much of the car, and rustproofing in general is sufficient, but high mileage or well used examples may have rust creeping up. Mechanically these cars last forever if not neglected, so maintenance is usually the largest cost of ownership beyond fuel. I am a college student, but this would be a great car (in fact, ideal) for a small family. I would certainly feel safe driving any of my loved ones in it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sam writes:
1991 Volvo 240 Review
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FUN FUN FUN!

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May be spinning out of control around a corner...

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Wouldn't Sell It For The World. — The secret is what's under the bonnet... It's what you would call a "sleeper". This 240 is definitely a keeper, it's resale value is crap but it's sentimental value is through the roof. A dream car which is finally a reality.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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George writes:
1991 Volvo 240 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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its quick

Cons

its not quick stock

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91 Volvo 244 Turbo — 194k miles, m47 tranny, rwd brick. it used to be a boring car until: swapped a b230ft in it and added 19t turbo @ 14 psi, 3" downpipe, 2.5" exhaust, flow master 60, 3" AMM, all aluminium intercooler, 55 lb injectors, msd blaster coil, k&n cold air intake, chipped ecu/icu, full ipd suspension, it goes on and on... these cars have tons of potential. i like the boxy look. my car is such a sleeper...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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1978 Volvo 240 Reviews

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