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1992 Volvo 740 Wagon Review
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Old Reliable — 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 about 34 mpg on highway and around 28 mpg in the city

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: great car has over 3ook miles and still strong

Cons: coast of parts

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1992 Volvo 740 GL Wagon Review
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Swedish Made Tank — 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 has differential lock so it's fun on snow. Cargo capacity is huge and cargo space is 2 meters long when backseats are flipped.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

Pros: It had it flaws like very rough idle and cp-player drained the battery fast but it never let me down.

Cons: It died when VW Vento smashed to drivers side front door.

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1992 Volvo 740 Wagon Review
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I Think This Is A Very Good, Safe, Practical, Reliable Car. — I don't like how the car is so heavy. I also don't like how A/C drains the power. However, I do like the way the car drives. It is very comfortable and easy to drive and maneuver. It has many features standard, like 4 wheel disc breaks and 4 wheel ABS breaks

Pros: Very comfortable car to drive around. Built very well and easy to maintain. Has a non-tactile engine so if timing belt breaks then no damage is done to the engine, all you need is a new belt! Good looking car, good for hauling people and anything else around. Built in dog cage in back is extremely useful when traveling with a dog. Interior noise is very minimal. Very good brakes and decent handling.

Cons: It is a heavy car. Steering is a little heavy when at low speeds. OHC 8V 2.3L engine is not the most powerful thing so it doesn't jump off the line, but once it gets some revs it pulls pretty well.

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1992 Volvo 740 Wagon Review
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I Think This Is A Very Good, Safe, Practical, Reliable Car. — I don't like how the car is so heavy. I also don't like how A/C drains the power. However, I do like the way the car drives. It is very comfortable and easy to drive and maneuver. It has many features standard, like 4 wheel disc breaks and 4 wheel ABS breaks.

Pros: Very comfortable car to drive around. Built very well and easy to maintain. Has a non-tactile engine so if timing belt breaks then no damage is done to the engine, all you need is a new belt! Good looking car, good for hauling people and anything else around. Built in dog cage in back is extremely useful when traveling with a dog. Interior noise is very minimal. Very good brakes and decent handling.

Cons: It is a heavy car. Steering is a little heavy when at low speeds. OHC 8V 2.3L engine is not the most powerful thing so it doesn't jump off the line, but once it gets some revs it pulls pretty well.

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1992 Volvo 740 Turbo Wagon Review
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1992 Volvo 740 Turbo Wagon — Best Model year for this car. The B230FT engine ran flawless for over 280,000 miles. No major issues. Easy to work on. Performed all my own maintenance and repairs, timing belts, seals, u-joints, brakes, rotors, calipers, exhaust system, tune ups, water pump, etc. Had fuel injectors rebuilt at 220,00 miles, good investment. Only electrical problem was the grounding plate on the drivers side firewall, needed cleaning after 220,000 miles. No vehicle corrosion, paint was solid, no rust through 19 New England winters. Gave it to my neice who loves it. Still runs great. No turbo problems, no transmission problems. Only problematic issue was water getting into the heater blower and rusting it. Did change out the temperature controller due to an arced connector plug. Held tires and front end alignments well. Three sets of tires in 276000 miles. Would love to have another one. Did require snow tires though, because when the turbo kicked in the rear end came around on wet pavement/snow. Lots of power, very fast on the highway, no problem getting out of the way and fantastic handling. Turns on a dime, stops on a dime. Nothing bad about this model year or model, period. Built in Belgium. Averaged 25-27 miles per gallon at highway speeds 65-80. would have liked to have power seats, but seating was very comfortable. loved the sunroof and roof racks. great car to own and drive.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Everything

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1992 Volvo 740 Turbo Wagon Review
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Nice Wagon — nice wagon i keep it til it dies reliable economic dependable sleek it is a god value for the $$$$ i like it love the color it is a turbo works excellent in overall Swedish cars are long lasting they don't rust the technology is fantastic they are a bit scuare but i like them

Pros: everiting

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1992 Volvo 740 GL Wagon Review
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Good For Family — I loved this car. It had a 4 cylinder motor but it would move fast. good for me and the miss, the kids and have room left for the dog

Pros: Fast, Good on Gas, ROOMY!

Cons: none that I can think of.

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1992 Volvo 740 Turbo Wagon Review
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I Wanted To Like It, But It Was The Worst Car I Ever Owned. — I bought this car in 2005 with a hair over 100,000 miles on the clock. The photo shows the car as it was when I first bought. It was a nice looking car in good condition, and the Volvo reliability reputation was a clincher for the sale. Well, things went downhill and fast. Within a few months of purchasing the car, the turbo began overheating, electronics went haywire, the exhaust rusted like crazy, the exhaust manifold seals blew out, and the drivers door literally fell apart. The entire door frame rusted out in one year, the window stopped working, and the replacement motor was ridiculously expensive...so much so I decided to go without a working window. Gas mileage with this car was poor, even with a light foot on the pedal and ginger use of the turbo. If I got mileage in the high-teens, it was a good day. Repairs were costly and far too frequent. The interior, which at first looks quite nice, is actually made of some of the cheapest plastics I have ever seen in a car. Also, the leather rips and cracks easy. I know people who have had Volvos live up to their reputations of being high-quality cars, but this particular car was no such automobile. After two years I gave up on it altogether and traded it for a 2005 Kia Sedona LX, which is a million times better. While I would not automatically right off Volvos altogether, the experience I had with my 740 Turbo Wagon has given me serious doubts as to whether I would buy another Volvo, especially a used one.

Pros: Turbocharged 2.3L I4 engine propels this station wagon faster than any wagon has a right to.  Handling was also rather good.

Cons: Frequent mechanical and electrical malfunctions, costly replacement parts, cheap interior, body and paint poorly-protected from the elements (i.e. paint peels and car rusts easily), horrendous gas mileage, terrible in snow (which is ironic since it is a Swedish car).

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Reviews From Other Years

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

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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