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1990 Volvo 740 GLE Wagon Review
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Volvo 740 Gle 5 Door 2.3 — My Volvo 740 5 door AUTO GLE Estate full Leather interior 2.3 engine just had an M.O.T had to repair lower ball joints for this replaced exhaust Great load carrier I am getting about 29 to 33 Miles PER GALLON the build of this car is amazing very clean underside very relaxing to drive its not the best car to look at but it does start first time great for 23 year old car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The Ride & reliability

Cons: Trying to find some Parts for repairs

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1990 Volvo 740 GLE Review
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I Love This Car — This vehicle is a nice sedan, made when Volvo's were the best. It has over 280k on it. Fairly good fuel economy. Im trying to make it to 500k. Its nice that the average person can use the self diagnostic port under the hood, the light flashes in a sequence that you can translate easy enough.

Pros: Great turning radius, comfortable ride, self diagnostic module under hood.

Cons: Getting old, some body parts and engine parts are becoming hard to find.

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1990 Volvo 740 GL Wagon Review
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This Is A Good Buy; The Car Is Operational, The Body Is In Great Shape And It Needs Some Work — Thanks to its size & substantial weight this car will confidently take you where you want to go. It's a great teen car - we bought it for our daughter 6 years ago. She traveled to school and work without a hitch.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Low price - no rust - it runs!

Cons: Interior is not perfect; exhaust system needs work;

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1990 Volvo 740 GLE Review
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Trustworthy Car That You Can Drive Forever. — For 1990, the GLE came with a strong 16 valve 2.3 liter engine. It makes 160HP vs 114 in the 8 valve engine. This car is very solid. It has the best seat and visionary angle over any other car. Trust me. You see everything once you look over your shoulder. I like that it had black bumper since bumper scratch would not be a concern. My car had heated seats with lumbar support. It also had the rare Alpine CD cassette unit. Acceleration is good enough at 0-60 in 9 seconds. It can outrun a 1990 525iA.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Good old boxy car

Cons: No one wants to be your friend

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1990 Volvo 740 GLE Review
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In The City Is A Bus... In The Open Road Is A Race Car... Always In Style ;) — This is one of the latest 740 models made, with 2.0L with 16 valves. It's identified by the front, with headlights from the 760 and the grille in squares, painted in the colour of the car. The engine is very smooth and excelent to the open road. In intense traffic is not so nice to drive. It has a 4 gear drive with overdrive, which is not more than an higher 5th gear, nice to economic long drives. It's design is unique and very special. But inside, the seats are literally like a sofa in the living room, with lack of support... unless you're a Sumo Wrestler!!! My own was moved with LPG/GPL and consumed about 14 liter each 100km. Although it's a big and heavy car, it's one of most secure cars I drove, EVER... this version is dynamic, has excelent brakes and what you tell it to do, IT DOES!!!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Security; Unique design; Engine; Comfort

Cons: Driving in traffic; Seats like a big daddy sofa; Economy

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1990 Volvo 740 Turbo Review
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For A 20y Ear Old Car It Is Not Outdated And Hard To Beat ! Good Ones Are Just $3,000! — This car makes me scratch me head. 20 years old yet everything works and it has heated leather seats, abs, air bags, 16-inch wheels and tires, and a power moonroof. It is still solid and delivers good performance and around 20mpg. The performance is quite spirited for a 4-cylinder and it handles well. Some of the interior plastic has become brittle but the body and seats are holding up incredibly well.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Good performance and economy

Cons: dash cracks

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1990 Volvo 740 Turbo Review
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740 Turbo — like that its fast but i don't like that when something brakes its a 100$ but it looks cool for something so old and its still going for the most part and it does have a turbo so that"s cool but if don't have the money don't get one

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: the turbo

Cons: the parts cost to much

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1990 Volvo 740 GLE Review
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Ugly As Hell But I Still Loved Her — I got this car with a burnt valve so I picked it up cheap did a top half overhaul and it was rear wheel drive so it could do a wicked awesome burnout! it had the duel over head cam engine so it had balls for a four banger

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: great one wheel burnouts!

Cons: looked like a box with wheels

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1990 Volvo 740 GL Review
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Great Car — The durability is really great and if the engine should fail I can get a replacement for very little money. The car has 200 000 km and no serious problems have arisen so far. Hopefully I will drive this car for many years to come.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Durability, spaceous, comfortable

Cons: Size

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1990 Volvo 740 GL Review
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A Booring And Ugly Car. — Performance equals none. Build quality was maby good at the late 80s early 90s but isnt that good now. Appearance = ugly as hell. Cost of ownership, insurance and some parts, not much. Fun factor doesnt exist in this car. Its Booring.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything.

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Reviews From Other Years

1992 Volvo 740 Reviews

Old Reliable By chrisball

great car for family has plenty of leg room in front and rear seats also plenty of cargo room as it is a wagon and also has cargo rack on top fuel economy even though its a 1992 the fuel range is abo... Read More

Swedish Made Tank By Timo

Loyal servant. Easy and cheap to maintain. From 1990 bodies are galvanized so it's fairly rust free. Fairly safe and fuel economy is decent when considering it's engine size and overall weight. Mine h... Read More

1991 Volvo 740 Reviews

My 91 Volvo 740 Sedan By Addison

It is an awesome first car. Feels solid and sturdy on the road. Around 25 miles per gallon on gas/petrol. fun in the snow, love the real-wheel drive. Electronics are a bit iffy. I have a dim headlight... Read More

The Car For Anyone That Wants To Tank An Escalade And Turn Tighter Than A Lotus. (at 5mph.) By James

The Mighty Glacier - it's slow and accelerates like a bad Jeremy Clarkson analogy, but sweet God is it sturdy. This thing took out a massive quad-cab super duty pickup truck and only lost a turn signa... Read More

1989 Volvo 740 Reviews

A Very Reliable Car And A Pleasure To Drive By Daniel

When i got the car, I had to replace the radiator but was fine when fixed. It had a noisy petrol pump which was eventually fixed. This car was very easy to drive as it was automatic, although a manual... Read More

Car Of The Year, All Years. By slats

Literally the best car anyone could ever own. Mine is almost up to 350,000 miles, still running like a beast. Engine and transmission were built to last forever. I'm currently 19, and never plan on dr... Read More

1988 Volvo 740 Reviews

Quick & Safe Volvo By Donovan

This was my first car, and I loved it! A Turbo that you could feel and hear that was fitted to a "TANK"! It took to much work to keep it running. Always in the shop. Loved it, but it nickled and dimed... Read More

Pimp (depending On Model, Colour, Spec Etc). By Martyn

Although they have the reputation of being driven by people that qualify to own a free bus pass, the volvo 740 is actually quite a good car. It's an affordable way of owning a lot of luxury (mine had ... Read More

1987 Volvo 740 Reviews

Reliable Daily Driver By Cari

We bought this car 2 years a go, just because the price was to good to pass up. I am driving it daily to work, it seems very sluggish on start up,and runs a little rough. It only has 136,000 miles on... Read More

87 740 Turbo Gle By Corie

I don't like the fact that there is not room in the engine compartment to fix it. It's always breaking down on me and I never have the time or money to keep fixing it. A couple things I like about it ... Read More

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