1984 Volvo 240 User Reviews

Have you driven a 1984 Volvo 240?  
Rank This Car

User Reviews

Displaying all 6 1984 Volvo 240 reviews.

1984 Volvo 240Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:

A Amazing High End Vehicle Nothing Compares. — Nothing Volvo's are the best cars built period. Not one car can be compared to this high end vehicle. Sets the standard for safty world wide. Would never want to drive any other car after a Volvo. Strong engines can easily live forever with basic mantiance. Strongly believe in these cars. Use only Castrol GTX 20- 50 in summer & Castrol 5-40 in the winter or 10-30. These cars are bullet profe run forever !.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: I had owned a few Volvo 240's. My favorite ones where the 1984 Volvo 240 Turbo sedan. Had both 4 speed with push button manual & automatic with overdrive. They had loads of power & where very reliable cars. As well i had a accident in my manual in 2005 in Vancouver BC. I was hit turning left on a advanced green. The lady went trew a red & hit my rear end at 80kms. He 1996 VW Jetta was tottaled & was not drivable. My Volvo i drove around till ICBC said i should get it looked at by them. They said it didnt look safe !. As i had a dent on the rear quater. ICBC wrote of my car. I bought it back fixed it myself then insured it. Usally they make it go threw inspection but was able to insure it with out !. So ran well till some other idiot hit me on the front end. Had no witness so sold car ass is for a loss.

Cons: ICBC writes off older Volvo's as it cost more money than they say the car is worth. Unfair insurence companies. The cars themselfs are amazing a truly the safest car i have ever owned.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
240

Looking for a Used 240 in your area?

CarGurus has 44 nationwide 240 listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:
1984 Volvo 240Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Radical And Reliable — Best freaking car ever. Never a problem more than $300 worth in 7 yrs. Handles great, awesome turning radius for such a big car, and 25 mpg. I will never own a different type of car. Volvo for life. LOVE her.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: safe, powerful, fun, cool

Cons: heavy, not great in snow

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
1984 Volvo 240Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

What And Auto — i love this auto from the first day i seen it. it runs great feels great, i drove this auto not because i had to because i wanted too. the style is one of its kind and thier is nothing like it.

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

Pros: like i stated above

Cons: parts are hard to find and costly

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
1984 Volvo 240Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Volvo 240 Gle — It's rock solid but drinks gas like water. If you were to invest into this car, you'd never regret it! Thit's so safe. It costs about $4,000 so it's value for money. Super solid drive and you can take it through anything with the full set of disc breaks and all!

Pros: Safe and Solid

Cons: Drinks Gas like water

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
1984 Volvo 240Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Eye Of The Beholder — My first car - brought of the local butcher in Taringa for $4K. Had 240,000 on the clock when I got it but never showed any sign of slowing down. It was love at first sight. Sold it to the local RACQ man so glad it went to a good home. Saw it parked at the shops the other day and got a bit emotional. These cars will outlive as all and a classic never dies. They should bring it back into production!!!

Pros: Never let me down, never got pulled over by police, Inside was a dream and I loved the seatbelt plug into the console and reminder flashing light (front seat even had a sensor - why don't they have this still?)

Cons: petrol was 80 cents a litre when I had the 240 but I guess now this would be a problem

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
1984 Volvo 240Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

The $900 Wonder Wheel, As I Call It. Has Not Let Us Down Yet! — Bought the car 1 1/2 years ago for $900 off the side of the road, and have not had any problems with it. I have put about $500 inot it, it has over 160k for miles, and it is still goin strong.!

Pros: Good on gas, 4 speed, safe and roomy

Cons: Finding parts can be a long wait!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No

Displaying all 6 1984 Volvo 240 reviews.

Reviews From Other Years

1993 Volvo 240 Reviews

The Paradox That Is The Volvo 240. By Chris

A Volvo 240 Wagon is one of those cars that defies logic. A slow, boxy, minimalist station wagon, which changed very little over its 18 year production run should not inspire great enthusiasm. Odd... Read More

I Love My 240 By Mabel

i love my brick. 240s are great...everyone should have one. although right now my car needs some work, i really cant think of anything else i would rather drive. My wagon is awesome...im glad i own it... Read More

1992 Volvo 240 Reviews

A Fabulous Automobile, The Best Of The Best I've Owned By charlesnd

My dark grey 1992 Volvo 240 Wagon was superior in every respect. I bought it new and kept it 18+ years (my daughter drove it for a while, then I took it back). Had hardly a minute's trouble with it. O... Read More

Wonderful Car But Got A Bit Old By migration_nemandza

Beautiful 2.3 petrol Volvo 240. Loved it so much. Bought it in 2004 and had it for five years. had no real issues with reliability, only had maintenance. It was a guzzler by European standards but bui... Read More

1991 Volvo 240 Reviews

A Good Family Car, Student Car, Or General Commuter By al_ngl

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, lumba... Read More

Wouldn't Sell It For The World. By Sam

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 wh... Read More

1990 Volvo 240 Reviews

In Love By TorreyDee

I've been looking for one for years and I've finally found one! Couldn't be more please with my purchase. I've never driven a stick before and I probably shouldn't be learning on a car like this but w... Read More

Sweeet By Low

Did not get the pleasure of driving for to long due to the fact I was not car savvy. I had my brother-in-law drive it and he thinks that it is a very comfortable, solid and well built car. Very low ma... Read More

1989 Volvo 240 Reviews

Volvo 240 By Predeswaran

I am indeed satisfied with it's performance. It can do burnouts and can still defeat many other cars in the market. Furthermore, it can also drift perfectly. The build quality of this car is serious... Read More

Love It. By Sean

Ok acceleration. Good braking. Handling is Amazing. Squeaks a bit. Has needed about $2600 worth of repair. Outside looks like your classic four-door Sedan. Very sharp. Inside is plain. Gets about 25mp... Read More

Cars compared to 1984 Volvo 240People researching a 1984 Volvo 240 contacted a dealer about

240

Looking for a Used 240 in your area?

CarGurus has 44 nationwide 240 listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:
Have you driven a 1984 Volvo 240?  
Rank Your Car →