1991 Volvo 240 User Reviews

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    1991 Volvo 240 SedanReview
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    A Good Family Car, Student Car, Or General Commuter —

    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, lumbar support adjustment and seat tilt, driver airbag, full size spare tire) that twenty years later aren't all standard. The handling is good for such a large car, and disk brakes all around with four piston calipers in the front bring the car to a halt quicker than your average large 90s sedan. Of course Volvo is known for their safety reputation, and from '86-'91 nobody in the United States died in a Volvo 240. The interior is comfortable and commodious if you aren't of a very large frame. I am 6'2" and 230 and I found the driver's seat slightly cramped at first but have gotten used to it. Being that it is old you will likely have to put parts and labor into a used example, but it is very easy to work on and even amateur home mechanics can keep one on the road. I have replaced many parts on mine myself, and I've only had struts done by a shop. Watch for rust in structural areas when you check one out. Volvo galvanized much of the car, and rustproofing in general is sufficient, but high mileage or well used examples may have rust creeping up. Mechanically these cars last forever if not neglected, so maintenance is usually the largest cost of ownership beyond fuel. I am a college student, but this would be a great car (in fact, ideal) for a small family. I would certainly feel safe driving any of my loved ones in it.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Inexpensive, Well built, Very safe, Handles and brakes like a smaller car than it is, Engine will outlive the rest of the car, accomodations

    Cons: Fuel consumption, Acceleration, local parts availability

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    1991 Volvo 240Review

    Wouldn't Sell It For The World. — 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 which is finally a reality.

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

    Pros: FUN FUN FUN!

    Cons: May be spinning out of control around a corner...

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    1991 Volvo 240 SE WagonReview

    Love This Car, Because It's Taken Me Through A Whole Lot Of Crappy Situations. — I love everything about this car - mileage, styling, safety, build quality, reliability. Maintenance is very affordable and replacement parts are plentiful. It's surprisingly fun to drive, even though it's slow, considering that the large motor has locomotive torque. All in all, a dream of a car!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: You're as safe as you can possibly be!

    Cons: it's slooooooooow

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    1991 Volvo 240 SedanReview

    91 Volvo 244 Turbo — 194k miles, m47 tranny, rwd brick. it used to be a boring car until: swapped a b230ft in it and added 19t turbo @ 14 psi, 3" downpipe, 2.5" exhaust, flow master 60, 3" AMM, all aluminium intercooler, 55 lb injectors, msd blaster coil, k&n cold air intake, chipped ecu/icu, full ipd suspension, it goes on and on... these cars have tons of potential. i like the boxy look. my car is such a sleeper...

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

    Pros: its quick

    Cons: its not quick stock

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    1991 Volvo 240 SedanReview

    A Time Warp Back To The 1970s — My 240 was slow, and needed parts replaced right and left... but it had character, dammit! A perfect learning car for young drivers.

    Pros: Quirky Swedish personality, heated seats, safety, paint quality, bulletproof powertrain

    Cons: Can barely do 60 over Sepulveda Pass on the 405. Fussy maintainence. Only 20/25 MPG.

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    1991 Volvo 240 Wagon Review
    Solid, dependable and simple. The 5 speed standard isnt fast by any measure, but it keeps up in traffic just fine. The ride is boxy & soft, but still feels somehow stately and european. At 26 years old and 275k miles in, its still steady, vibration-free, and starts every day.
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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

    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

    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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