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1990 Volvo 240 Sedan

 
 

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Volvo 240 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.3 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 114 hp @ 5400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

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  • What's New for 1990

    A driver airbag and knee bolsters are standard this year on all models. 240GL dropped, and a base 240 is added below the 240DL. Wagons…

 
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  Average Consumer Rating (28 total reviews)


My obtainable dream car.

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Vehicle: 1990 Volvo 240 DL 4dr Sedan

I've wanted a 240 since I was a kid, in the early 80's.. Since I began driving, I've owned Saab, BMW, Nissan, Daewoo (yeah, lol!) Audi, and Honda.. Only one of these were new, (the 'woo) and the rest were on the older end of things.. but certainly not 25 like my 1987 240! I recently purchased mine with about 150,000 miles.. it was well maintained and *everything* still works. I love the simplicity of the design, the fantastic ride, and great turning circle. The car may be slow, but it feels solid, competent, and surefooted. I'm looking forward to owning this for a while, and making a hobby out of it too :)



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1990 volvo 240dl

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Vehicle: 1990 Volvo 240 DL 4dr Sedan

I didn't know anything about Volvos when I got my car, but I'm a convert. My Volvo is solid and reliable even though I'm terrible about tune-ups & oil changes (every few years). I grew up with Nissans and Toyotas and I thought bi-yearly break downs were a given. My Volvo has broken down only once after 7 years of smooth sailing. It was a sensor problem. I took it in for a full tune-up this time because I want it to last another 200,000 miles. My mechanic says it's possible. Do find yourself a mechanic who knows these cars. Volvos do not react well to aftermarket parts and there are some quirks which only an old pro will know.




Best car ever

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Vehicle: 1990 Volvo 240 DL 4dr Sedan

This is one of those car models that should never have been discontinued. It's the best car I've ever owned (I've owned 23 cars). People who own these babies are really lucky. I purchased it at 90k miles, and it's still only at 132,000, so it will almost certainly outlive me. It's a minor item, but that 32-foot turning circle is a big plus. Overall I get about 25mpg in all kinds of driving. Repairs are expensive, but the purchase of any new car, even if I could afford one, would be a step down, so it's worth maintaining.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
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  • 26
  • highway
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Full 1990 Volvo 240 Review

What's New for 1990

A driver airbag and knee bolsters are standard this year on all models. 240GL dropped, and a base 240 is added below the 240DL. Wagons get a new tailgate with flush-mounted glass.

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