1990 Volvo 240 User Reviews

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Users ranked 1990 Volvo 240 against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    Displaying 11 - 16 of 16 1990 Volvo 240 reviews.

    1990 Volvo 240 DL Wagon Review
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    Awesomeness In A Box — I love this car. I have had so many memories in it. Throwing crackers out the window on the way to the pool is the most vivid. It keeps running, past 100,000, past 200,000 and hopefully much longer. it is worth approx $84, so we won't be selling it any time soon.

    Pros: It will never break, ever

    Cons: it does 0-60 in literally 15 seconds

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    We Call It "the Volvo-meister" — Used to have lots of cool features, like radio, speedometer, odometer, AC, and cruise, but now that stuff doesn't work anymore. However, the engine is running and the transmission still shifts smoothly, which seems like a miracle.

    Pros: heavy as a tank, drivetrain lasts forever, heated seats still work

    Cons: everything else electrical doesn't work

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    1990 Volvo 240 DL Review
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    Ugly Headlights But Fun To Drive — for the most part the car has been dependable. it is fun to drive and gets great gas mileage. but those headlights are ugly. have over 300,000 miles and hope to get many more

    Owner for 5 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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    1990 Volvo 240 DL Review
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    I Will Always Own A Volvo — I've owned this Volvo for almost 5 years, its approaching its 200k miles on the odometer and has yet to fail on a roadtrip, emergency, etc. Love the car

    Pros: It is part of an amazing subculture

    Cons: Speed, acceleration

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    1990 Volvo 240 Sedan Review
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    First Car — This was the first car I drove in high school. I have many fond memories of this car - smashing into parking lot walls to take advantage of the unpainted rubber bumpers, having to pound the radio because it wouldn't pick up radio stations otherwise, flooring the pedal and waiting about 3 seconds before it would decide to accelerate in a meek manner. I drove it until the odometer hit 185,xxx. Solid car!

    Pros: Safety (slow = safe), incredibly reliable (never had any maintenance issues), seat warmers

    Cons: I could never get rid of the orange smell on the inside (one too many road trips where passengers decided to snack on oranges).  To this day, I can't stand eating or smelling oranges in a car.

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    1990 Volvo 240 DL Review
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    Sweeet — 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 maintenance if you keep up with services and a car that will last you a lift time. Have 4 of them in family so know of the pleasure they bring.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Very nice looking car inside and out. Interior seats and carpeting look like they are fresh from the showroom floor.

    Cons: Unless you are familiar with Volvos you will have to take to the dealership to get work on.

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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

    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

    1988 Volvo 240 Reviews

    This Baby Just Keeps On Going. By Swedeegirl

    I've driven everything including tractors,BMWs,Lincolns,Caddys,Chevys,Jaguars,MGs....the only other car I liked as much was the Merkur Scorpio & the problem w/ them was getting parts .I hope to drive... Read More

    Good For A Volvo Car Lover! By rid27448

    This car was fully garaged for years by a car enthusiast in my family who loved to take care of it for the last 20 years. Excellent upkeep, spacious interior, no dents on outside, or rip or tears insi... Read More

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