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1990 Volvo 740

Volvo 740 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

    740 GL gets driver airbag, and all 740s have new sheetmetal that closely resembles 760. New Generation III turbo engine is introduced.

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Excellent car

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Vehicle: 1990 Volvo 740 GL 4dr Wagon

We purchased our 740GL wagon 9 years ago and had no major problems with it. It was simple to maintain, simple to drive, very reliable.. and was truly a tank! It could hold everything, and although the engine did not have the greatest pickup, it was great on gas - it was a real road trip car. The car had about 100k miles on it, and would have gone another 200k. However last week while I was sitting on the 4 lane highway making a left turn, I was hit from behind by a truck going around 50 mph. The car took quite a hit, but it did just what it was designed to and corkscrewed on impact.




Volvo 740 wagon

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Vehicle: 1990 Volvo 740 GL 4dr Wagon

Tank-like driveability. Solid. Safe. Secure. Practicality and roominess like no other. Outstanding quality. Absolutley no rust anywhere. 336,000 km and still going. Owning these cars is likea cult - you develop great attachment.




Solid and owes me nothing

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Vehicle: 1990 Volvo 740 GL 4dr Wagon

This car has been a solid and enjoyable experience. Over 230,000 miles over 13 years and while not sexy or sleek or speedy, it has been reliable and safe. We have grown with and through the third row seat with our kids.




What a keeper!

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Vehicle: 1990 Volvo 740 GL 4dr Wagon

Now 14 years old and still moving along as new. Admitted that we only have 80K on it, but it still seems reliable. We do the 5K and 10K maintenance (which can be expensive in NYC) but everything seems to work fine. Not sure if I am getting bilked by my garage, but have had to replace the exhaust system at least 2x. Latest problem: clutch cable broke w/o warning. Minor problem, but makes me wonder if it's time for a new car.



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What's New for 1990

740 GL gets driver airbag, and all 740s have new sheetmetal that closely resembles 760. New Generation III turbo engine is introduced.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
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  • 26
  • highway
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