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1987 Volvo 240Review
Lukas writes:

Road Barge — wafty, wallowy ride. overall lack of significant grip. is capable of alarming tilt angles. design icon.

Pros: all of above

Cons: need more power

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Tyler writes:
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Interesting Experience For A Gearhead — This car was purchased by my parents in July of 2012 for me as my first car for $3,000. It only had 140K on the clock, so I think it was a steal. The paint was perfect, and the interior still looked GREAT! However, I enjoy fast, cool cars that get decent gas mileage... I got 11 MPG's in the city! Thats unacceptable from a 4 cylinder car! I got tired of spending all of the little cash I have on gas, especially on a car that wasn't even fast, so I sold it... for $750 profit! I do want to say that even though this was a terrible car to drive and it got really bad gas mileage, it had style and, to be honest, there was probably something wrong with the one I had to make it get 11 MPG. The car was cool in its own way, so I will always love 240's.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Good brakes (all discs), Comfortable ride, Bohemian styling

Cons: Loud all the time, Terrible handeling, Terrible acceleration, No airbags, no ABS

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1987 Volvo 240 Review
Guru9X5K4 says:
For the money, great km
vs1987 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 300E Sedan
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1993 Volvo 240 Reviews

Review By Guru9D913R

It is an excellent world car - I like it. Read More

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

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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