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1990 Volvo 740

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Volvo 740 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.3 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 162 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 0/0 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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  Average Consumer Rating (9 total reviews)

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Still going strong

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Vehicle: 1990 Volvo 740 Turbo 4dr Wagon

At 270000 miles, it gets on down the road great. Had to replace the turbo and catalytic converter. But after that the car has been pretty low cost to maintain (about $0.035/mile). Still looks good, paint still shiny. Run Mobil 1 oil and Mobil synthetic transmission fluid.



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

These cars never die

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Vehicle: 1990 Volvo 740 Turbo 4dr Wagon

This is by far the most reliable car I have ever owned. I currently have 847,924 miles on it! That is not a misprint. Yes my Volvo is nearing one million miles and it still runs like brand new. The engine is strong with no signs of weakening even though I floor it at every stop light. The transmission shifts like brand new. The suspension is strong even though I fly over speed bumps. I am in love with these cars. Volvo is like a miracle car and I'm fortunate enough to have discovered them. They are also the safest cars on the road and very comfortable. The cargo in my wagon is huge. I love leaving new sports cars in the dust at stop lights with my 20 year old station wagon. Volvo for life!




Best ever

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Vehicle: 1990 Volvo 740 Turbo 4dr Wagon

Lots of fun to drive, safer than most cars, much comfort, just a very good car all around.




Fast swede

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Vehicle: 1990 Volvo 740 Turbo 4dr Wagon

Car was 5 yrs old with 25K when bought. Suspension was typical station wagon and a bit scary. Replaced all shocks with stiffer model, added front and rear sway bars, shock tower brace and under engine chassis brace and all season perfomance tires. Also turned-up the boost to 14 from 8.5. Car now handles great, brakes very well and with 222 dyno'd horsepower keeps up easily with all traffic. Car is excellent long distance cruiser as wheelbase and extremely comfortable leather seats encourage continued driving. Vehicle has been well maintained by independent volvo mechanic and has been very inexpensive to date. No rust but little driven in winter. Good for another 150K.




Car for the enthusiast!

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Vehicle: 1990 Volvo 740 Turbo 4dr Wagon

I bought my 745T as a relatively quick,& extremely safe vehicle for my family. Quality of the interior is standard1990's Volvo-with cheap plastic that breaks easily, no cup holders, but the best seats in the industry! Records on my car, had shown that it had to be towed to the dealer twice with 25,000 and 27,000 miles on her... Unforgivablefor a car whose sticker price was $29,356! Records show the previous ownerspent over $5,000 in repairs before I got her. I do my own work, & LOVE Volvos-but you need to either know how to fix the quirks, or have a pocket of cash to have the dealer fix what goeswrong. (Not as bad as the 450 pagemanual on how to fix the problems on theJaguar XJ-S...)




I had only liked the

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Vehicle: 1990 Volvo 740 Turbo 4dr Wagon

I had seen this car at a dealership off to the side of the road and I liked the way it had looked from a distance, that is to say for an older car. I thought that would be nice for a run a round town car. What a perfect value. The older Volvo wagon in "my opinion" is in every way comparable to my 2000 BMW 528it wagon . Performace, handling, and build quality are unsurpassed in the older Volvo 745 turbo Wagon. I would highly recomend to anyone looking for a cheap reliable run around car, pick up a Volvo Wagon! Besides the older the car the more sophisticated one might look for valuing a dollar, as we should!



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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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