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1991 Volvo 740 SedanReview
Addison writes:

My 91 Volvo 740 Sedan — 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 and a replaced radio and taillight. Also no clock or interior light. Handcrank Sunroof doesn't work. All electric windows work. Trim randomly falls off, but it is a 19 year old car with 230,000 miles on it. Engine ran smooth after I added some fuel injector clearer. Minimal amounts of rust even with an entire life in Maine. Used to be a resteraunt's car. The rear doors stick, mostly due to a locking problem. Pulled a doorhandle off on accident because the door was stuck and it was cold outside. So overall the metal and engine are great, but the electronics and plastic has a habit of failing. If i were to change anything, I'd make it a wagon.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Rear-wheel drive, Heated seats, Custom Radio

Cons: 25 mpg, Electronics, Trim falls off

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1991 Volvo 740 TurboReview
Patrick writes:

1991 Volvo 740 Turbo — The Accelerarion is excellent, Braking is good, Handling could be a little better. It has all the normal squeaks and rattles a normal car does. The car has never left me stranded. The car is very well balanced to include everything but, still be as simple as can be. It gets alright gas mileage between the 22-25mpg range. As far as fun factors go the car has the abiilities to run with most cars out there with little work. So for a sports car in disguise the fun factor is definitely way up.

Pros: Very easy to work on, cheap to own, fun

Cons: Transmissions dont hold alot of power

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1991 Volvo 740 SedanReview
volvolover writes:

Great Car — super over 330,000 and going strong, quality is great and quite the eye catcher. the desin was a great replacement for the 240 which i had previuously, america should have such quality, guess ford wanted to help its image by recruiting volvo ngineers. the future looks good for anyone who wants a volvo

Pros: bumper to bumper and all in between

Cons: nada

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1991 Volvo 740 TurboReview
Juha-Pekka writes:

Diesel Power — Best car ever made!! After years of driving many newer cars - models - makes etc. I've came to decision that worlds best cars were made in sweden years 1988-1992. Some day I will build an +400BHP turbobrick!!!

Pros: Great RWD handling, nice inline six sounds (with simons sportsystem)
LOADS of POWERSMOKE (tm), reliable and adequate performance

Cons: Volkswagen diesel engine ain't just as bulletproof as the old swedish

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1991 Volvo 740Review
Olivier writes:

My Very First Car, We Had So Much Fun Together — A Volvo 740 GLT 2.3 16 V 155 HP, My very first car, It was a present of my dad, I was 18 years. It had already 374.000 km and was still brandnew, not a scratch! I had so much fun with this car, it's hard to describe. It was big, fast, drifting was it's second name. And maybe it's hard to understand for a lot of people but to me it was an encredible beautiful, gorgeous car(in 1991 it had a new back ligths, and the front was like the 940, see picture). The first company car that gave me such a feeling of pride is the S80 I drive nowadays.

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1991 Volvo 740 SedanReview
James writes:
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The Car For Anyone That Wants To Tank An Escalade And Turn Tighter Than A Lotus. (at 5mph.) — 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 signal cover. Hooray for Swedish steel! It also has the tightest turn circle of any car I've ever driven (yes, tighter than a Lotus Elise o_O) and it just keeps going. Even on three cylinders, it still gets 20mpg.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Reliability, sturdiness, tankishness. This car's chassis will outlast everything.

Cons: It's pretty slow and tends to chew up the front tires rather quickly.

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1991 Volvo 740 Sedan Review
Guru9XP9N says:
Very smooth 2.3 Ltd red block engine wit 265K miles. Superb seats, fully adjustable. Agile handling. Roomy rear seats. Sunroof and full power. Clean, elegant styling. Cons-Noisy interior and exterior trim. Torquey but lie horse power.
vs1993 Acura Vigor GS FWD
1991 Volvo 740 Sedan winning categories:
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Power Ranked 1993 Acura Vigor GS FWD better.
"4-valves/cylinder SOHC, dual ram intake manifold, five cylinder all-aluminum block and head."
Handling Ranked 1993 Acura Vigor GS FWD better.
"Much lighter all-aluminum engine block & head front-mid engine manes for 57/43% front to rear weight distribution very similar to rear wheel drive car. Limited slip differential. Wider standard 15x6 alloy wheels with 205/60 tires vs. 185/65 tires. Front and reartuned hollow anti-sway bars. Fully independent dual wishbone suspension with custom coil-oversea vs. Front Macpherson strut/Solid rear axle."
Front Seats Ranked 1993 Acura Vigor GS FWD worse.
"Seats are adjustable for seatpan tilt and height in addition to Vigors seatback angle and front-to-rear adjustment."
Back Seats Ranked 1993 Acura Vigor GS FWD worse.
"Much more legroom due to much higher roofline, in spite of shorter wheelbase."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 1993 Acura Vigor GS FWD better.
"Remote trunk opener next to drivers seat. No space-wasting intrusions."
Family Car Ranked 1993 Acura Vigor GS FWD better.
"Fully-equipped, smoother-riding, softer more luxurious leather seating."
Value Ranked 1993 Acura Vigor GS FWD better.
"No creaks or squeaks, exceptional reliability even at 185K. "
Would Buy Ranked 1993 Acura Vigor GS FWD better.
"Sportier, way more powerful, more luxuruos an better equipped for about the same price."
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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

1990 Volvo 740 Reviews

Volvo 740 Gle 5 Door 2.3 By Barry

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 Mil... Read More

I Love This Car By aamcomerriam

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 diagnos... 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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