by arubaariba on Jan 16, 2004 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.
by PJ19 on Sep 30, 2003 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
by reeljoy1 on Aug 11, 2003 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.
by Mickey S on Jul 2, 2003 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
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