I've had 4 BRICKS, '90-240-wagon, '99-XC, '04-XC and just last week a '93-240 Classic 4dr sdn. Total mileage to date 650K, yes six hundred and fifty thousand miles...You can't beat these cars not even with a big stick...all the woman in this family drive them and swear by them! Only problem is if your over 6'tall it's a struggle to get in and out of. beware RUST! No rust...undercoat and clean out drainage ports. Buy um while you can find them! That's a fact Jack!
As the deli guy said...it's just a nice car....you can goose it up as much as you want...it's just a nice car.
If some one knows how to expand the driver's leg room....share it sister/brother
When I bought my '93 240 from a private party it needed brakes, muffler, tires, battery, some a/c work and a general tuneup (plugs, filters, etc., but no major engine or tranny work was required). Now I routinely get 24-26 mpg @ 70 mph, mostly hiway miles. The car feels strong, maintains whatever speed I dial in, handles without surprises, and while is not the most fun ride, will take me where I want to go comfortably & safely. Two plusses: driver's seat position is excellent for a short person, easy to work on. Downside: while parts are easy to get, they are somewhat pricier than similar parts for a domestic. If you require a dependable, comfortable daily driver, consider this older Volvo.
There are certainly sexier cars on the
the road than Volvo's classic 240
sedan, but few will ever match the
reliability and peace of mind you get
while driving the 240. The car is
built so well that even at 214k miles,
it still feels new.
Engine: Smooth and predictable
Interior: Volvo got "utlity" to the
letter. The fit and trim are top notch.
While you are no threat to a ferrari,
getting on and off the freeway is
never a challenge. The trade off is
simple. Do you want fast and flashy,
or average looks and a life time of
Reliable but outdated styling. Very
loud and poor performing A/C if you
live in warmer climates. Excellent and
fast heating for cooler climates. Poor
acceleration but handles on roads very
The turning radius on the 240 is
fantastic. Better then any other full
size car. Makes it extremely easy for
1993 was last year for 240 model. It
served its purpose and Volvo then moved
on. One improvement they could have
made was using better quality plastic
inside vehicle arround map holders.
Craked and broke very easy.
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