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1990 Volvo 740 Turbo Review
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Volvo 740 Tic — 300hk+ Volvo R-Rims, M90 gearbox fron Volvo 940, Bmw M5 clutch, Bilstein Suspension, Slitzed brakes from brembo in front, Volvo V70 brakes back, Racing Sparkplugs, The fun factor is amazing, Its understeer a bit but thats just fun. The interior is orgiginal.

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

Pros: Alot of bhp, Fun to drive, Nice color

Cons: Ketchup bhps,

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1990 Volvo 740 Turbo Review
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Volvo (at Least The Older One's) Forever. — Suspension too soft, dont have the money for aftermarket parts yet. Ease of maintenance has still yet to be matched/superceded, except for my friends Benz 240 diesel! 286,000 miles and still can break the back tires loose at 30mph dry! (I'm runnng 3 times the stock boost) Build quality/durability is outstanding! picked this sucker up for $400 6 years ago and figure I'll still have it for at least another 2 for sure!

Pros: Solid, very low maintenance, decent MPG and kind of a sleeper!

Cons: Its a bigger car, and rear-wheel drive, not so much of a chicks car as everyone thinks!

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1990 Volvo 740 GL Wagon Review
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The Not So Lean Swedish Pizza Delivering Machine. — I got this car as a car to deliver pizzas with, and it is excellent in that regard. It needed many repairs when i got it (brakes, tie rods, ball joints, radiator) but now that most of all of that is taken care of, the car is a joy to ride. It handles much better than most cars of similar size that I've driven, and braking is good, but the Volvo 2.3 liter 4 cylinder engine is a bit asthmatic. While I haven't done a timed run, I can assure you that it takes the better part of 10 seconds to get to 60 mph. But as far as engine reliability goes, you couldn't ask for a better engine. The body is in good condition overall, with a few minor imperfections and a bit of a bang on the rear drivers side fender, but nothing that really makes it look like a pile of garbage. Mileage is decent (25 mpg after a week of delivering and 28 mpg at 70 mph on a highway trip). Parts are cheaper than other Euro cars too. Overall, it's a very cool car, as well as quite versatile, comfortable, and a great learning experience.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: over a quarter million miles and it still runs great.

Cons: lots of little things go wrong with cars this old. like electrical gremlins....i hate gremlins.

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1990 Volvo 740 Turbo Wagon Review
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I Love This Car! — I love the boxy shape to the car, the responsiveness of the handling and throttle. Its lacking on power even with the turbocharger but it does the job. The interior is super comfortable and the design of the entire vehicle is awesome.

Pros: It's quick for it's size and super comfortable.

Cons: LOW! MPGs

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1990 Volvo 740 GLE Review
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Caution Never Buy Anything Volvo — well you get what you pay for, i bought the car cheap and man i got ripped off. it looked like a daily driver when i got it but it lead to nothing but headaches, it has a 4 speed tranny that wouldn't shift into third gear, after i fixed that I've had many electrical problems and i have had lots of tickets because of it. I'm scared to death every time i go on a highway or interstate because it has no acceleration in the world, heat and air don't work and neither does the cruise or sunroof, drivers door doesn't even lock, don't even know how many miles it has cause when i got it the odometer said 1003,000 miles and Ive had it for over a year and probably put at least 17,000 miles on it and it says Ive only traveled 250 miles. the list keeps on going about negatives

Pros: it drives about 35% of the time

Cons: everything about the car

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1990 Volvo 740 Review
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My First Car — great first car nice safe and cheap the interior was torn apart and it had a lot of miles but it was my first car and as far as first cars go it was a very good car and i liked it

Pros: Nice Solid Car

Cons: Interior was torn apart (literally)

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1990 Volvo 740 GL Review
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Best First Car Anyone Can Have — It is the perfect buy for that teenage son that wants to try out his racing skills. It is a smart buy anyway you look at it. 30 mpg for a car that is 18 years old. It is dependable and safe. Can't ask for more out of an every day car.

Pros: Dependable and safe

Cons: Power to weight ratio

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1990 Volvo 740 GL Wagon Review
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My Excellent Car — 340 000 km and no rust, just goes and goes and goes. That's what Volvo is about.

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1990 Volvo 740 Turbo Review
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Good Car, Not My Fave. — I like my car, I really do. But it's as old as I am. So it has some superficial issues. Like the a/c not working, for one. The headliner drooping, too. But it runs well.

Pros: Runs well, excellent turning radius

Cons: Big & bulky, interior

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1990 Volvo 740 GLE Wagon Review
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Project Car — Sorry, no pictures of mine yet. We're in the process of restoring it.

Pros: Lots of room, lots of power.

Cons: Ugly as sin right now but will be restored soon.

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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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