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600,000 and still running strong
7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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By dvonohlerking
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1992 Volvo 240 Sedan GL 4dr Sedan


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This car will not die on you if you take care of it.... well... even if you dont it probably still wont die... this car can go faster than you EVER need a car to go, and its fuel economy is amazing considering its a hunk of metal.( i get about 28 to the gallon) Best part. they sell for cheap! lots of people who get them, sell them simpely because they have a flat tire, a fuse blows, spark plugs get old, or they get a newer car. seriously changing your oil and occationally checking your fluids, is all this car seems to need.


Favorite Features

Amazing protective shell, and effective overdrive. (mine got hit by a semi, and got a dent in the door.. door was replaced... good as new!.. as for the semi... front end crumpled, driver almost died, truck totaled.)


Suggested Improvements

ive debated geting a better transmition, but hoonestly, this car doesn't need anything.


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1992 Volvo 240
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Ashley
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1992 Volvo 240 Sedan GL 4dr Sedan


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My boyfriend had one in his garage for about a year before I bought mine. Even though he didn't drive it, he refused to sell it to me because he was too attached. Now I have my own. It's a wonderful car. I love the boxy (but not too boxy like 740s) look. Runs great, comfortable. Always reliable.


Favorite Features

My seats are always so comfortable even for extended amounts of time. I love the interior and exterior colors and design. I love the sound the engine makes and how well it runs. I also like how many features they come with!


Suggested Improvements

Doors get creaky. Brakes tend to be loud with no fixing them. Door cubbies break.


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Volvos Rule
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By debs
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1992 Volvo 240 Sedan 4dr Sedan


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This car is absolutely a tank and a workhorse. I have driven the crap out of it and it just keeps going. In the 15 years my dad and I have owned it, we have only had to invest about $2000 in it, not including routine maintainence.


Favorite Features

It is ugly to most, but it has the tightest turning radius and will just go go go.


Suggested Improvements

Not very aerodynamic, the air conditioning is poor and conversation is difficult with the windows down.


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Classic Build ......one of the best made
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By dasontop
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1992 Volvo 240 Sedan GL 4dr Sedan


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i've owned 2 of these and think they were built great... reliable and if well taken care of will perform..... only thing i don't like is that the seats are boxy and no contour for the body....


Favorite Features

its classy sturdy look. its great metal body , easy to work on engine , all the space in the engine compartment........ and its reliability


Suggested Improvements

put good gas in it and a fuel injector cleaner every so often .... it will perform a lot better on takeoffs and give you a lot smoother engine ride....


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The Swedish Washer/Dryer
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Mary
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1992 Volvo 240 Sedan GL 4dr Sedan


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As mentioned earlier, find a good local mechanic to fix this car and stay away from the dealer or prepare to be taken to the cleaners! You may run into oil leak troubles with this model. Mine's been leaking slowly for five years and five different mechanics have been unable to fix it except for very short stretches. I paid $4K for this car when it had 70K original miles. Not a bad deal but I've put at least $5K into it over six years so it's affectionately known as the $9,000 washer/dryer. This car isn't cheap to fix but overall it's been reliable (no major repairs and it's going on 209K miles)! The single most expensive repair bill was $1,300 for various items around 150K miles.


Favorite Features

Heater, fuel injection (makes a four- cyl feel like a slow six), interior styling, solid metal body (no fiberglass), sunroof, head rests, feels solid overall and has nice-sized trunk (overall, feels very elegant inside) and it's fun to drive with the added XM2Go Satellite Radio!


Suggested Improvements

Add cupholders, airbag broken, stronger AC, plastic exterior trim is feeble and interior plastic door frames crack easily, sunroof leaks (but only when put through an automatic carwash--it's fine in torrential rain).


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10 years later, still love this old car.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Matt
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1992 Volvo 240 Sedan 4dr Sedan


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This is my second 240. I have driven the car over 100,000 (it has 177K 3/06) with only minimal problems (one bad fuse, an idling problem, warped rotors, broken door pockets, had to replace factory radio and speakers). We have an independent Volvo mechanic in Kingsport who keeps her on the road. This is not a fast car but it keeps up with traffic pretty well considering its weight and its 4cyl engine. This car is perfect for persons who want something safe to drive and enjoy driving something a little different. If you are knowledgable with auto repair, you'll find that the 240 is easy to maintain. The AC stinks and robs what little horsepower you have.


Favorite Features

Heater, comfortable seats, styling, gauges, responsive automatic transmission with seamless shifts.


Suggested Improvements

More power (114 hp is not enough), door pockets that don't break immediately after replacing them. I wish Volvo would get on the retro bandwagon (ala HHR and PT Cruiser) and make these tanks again!


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The quintessential old Volvo
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By Chriselicious
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1992 Volvo 240 Sedan GL 4dr Sedan


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A Toyota Camry from this era is probably a more economical car to own, but the Volvo makes more of a statement and has it's certain little features that I can appreciate. A word to the wise if you plan on buying a Volvo from this era; make friends with your local Volvo mechanic, becuase a dealer will take you to the cleaners. Also, finding decent used parts for this car has been very easy as well; my local junkyard usually has a few Volvos like mine lying around. I have had two front end collisions with the car, as well as a break in, and I was able to find used parts at a fairly decent price for each incident. Mechanically, the car has never let me down through much use & abuse. Period.


Favorite Features

The heater is phenominal(but lacks in AC), ironclad styling & performance, smooth ride, very comfortable seats, straightforward ergonomics, and basic repairs/maintenance can be preformed by the shade tree mechanic. It's just your basic old-school Volvo(not the corrupt "Volvo Taurus" of today).


Suggested Improvements

Tailight assembly wasn't one of the most thought out designs on the car, the air conditioning has issues(as most Volvos of this era do), the high- beams can be accidently flashed when using turn signal, interior trim pieces composed of plastic can wear out under normal use & abuse of a car this age.


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I love old betsy
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By stulester
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1992 Volvo 240 Sedan GL 4dr Sedan


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What my car lacked in style &sex appeal she more than made up for in dependability, ride & safety. I love this car, so much so I'm still driving it in 2003 w/ over 160,000 miles on her. She keeps going and going and going.


Favorite Features

reliability, paint colors, ride, Always loved the you didn,t have to worry about leaving your lights on, the automatically turned off w/ ignition.


Suggested Improvements

The plastic trys on the side doors were put in the wrong place and when kicked upon entering or exiting car are prone to cracking.


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My Swedish Tank
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By The Jenny
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1992 Volvo 240 Sedan GL 4dr Sedan


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The 240-series Volvos were being produced for over 25 years. It's a simple and reliable car, whose design was perfected over time. Not a flashy car, but a very reliable one that will take all your abuse and keep coming back for more.


Favorite Features

It has a wonderful boxy shape. The rugged durability of both the interior and exterior of this vehicle is impressive. Sven's interior looks better than most cars 1/2 his age.


Suggested Improvements

The plastic trays on the front door panels are in a bad location and are prone to cracking/ breaking.


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