1986 Volvo 240 User Reviews

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    1986 Volvo 240 Review
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    Heavy, smooth, tractor/boat engine.
    vs1986 Honda Accord
    1986 Volvo 240 winning categories:
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    Power Ranked 1986 Honda Accord worse.
    "Horsepower figures are probably about the same but the Volvo pulls harder and feels more like a tractor."
    Handling Ranked 1986 Honda Accord better.
    "The Honda is crisp and stays flat around corners. It feels very much like a go-cart but more substantial."
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    Great First Car — decent mileage, old but still quality is still seen in certain aspects of the car. a turbo would greatly help the engine perfomance. though the rear wheel drive is a definate plus for this car. Manual transmission would make it even more exciting.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: cheap to buy, decent mileage, vintage euro styling

    Cons: expensive matintenace

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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    Best Car I Ever Had — I have love this car, first car i owned got form mom. 280,000 crashed getting new one just newer, volvo for life , at least before 1999, then ford owns it, and they went down hill. i would recomed to any one

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: goes on for ever

    Cons: ugly

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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    Volvo 240 — its a volvo 240, its built like a tank. Its slow but it has a timeless look to it. parts are cheap and eazy to install. its kinda fun to drive it dosent have mutch power. this car is awesome.

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

    Pros: its a volvo

    Cons: not turbo

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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    1986 Volvo 240dl Wagon — Big square box! Totally reliable with 150k miles. Great gas mileage, next to nothing to own. Owned for 3 years, all I have ever done is basic maintenance and recharge the A/C. Also a muffler blew out sounded great - welded up now quiet again

    Pros: Reliable, great gas mileage, cheap to own

    Cons: A/C sucks; performance and handling average

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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    My Tank — I got this car from my mom. Its a big blue tank. Sure it is not the most beautiful car on the road, but its solid and has less 130,000km on it event though it is older than I am. I just did some rust control so it Should last forever.

    Pros: almost everything

    Cons: driver heated seat broken, not the fastest, lack of AC in summer

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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    Also Called "the Tank" — Very very reliable car, with alot of room, if there is more than 2 persons in the car. Special sound appears by 60 mph. The sound is in innercirles called "The Whistle"

    Pros: Rear-end drive for perfect handling.......

    Cons: People are shouting at You.........

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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    Slow, Safe, And Worth Every Penny We Paid For It! — Okay, so we only paid $100 for it - and we've gone through roughly 3x that amount in parts in repair, its still a decent little tug boat. If it would survive the Coquilhalla freeway - we'd take it ice racing in a heartbeat.

    Pros: Heater that ice caps should be afraid of

    Cons: Acceleration that makes a tortoise seem spry

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    Swedish Quality...luxury Drive! — I love this car - it's no Italian Stallion or German engineering, but a no one can compete with this tank made from Swedish steel...it's the most comfortable, reliable and safe car ever made.

    Pros: Solid engine, starts all the time, esay to find spare parts, like driving your living room...! Turns on a coin!

    Cons: Slow, heavy, uses a lot of gas...

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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    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

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