by jiminlakewood on Feb 25, 2011 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.
by terry44 on Jul 16, 2009 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!
by Dave Z on Aug 6, 2007 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.
by gearjam1 on Jan 23, 2005 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...)
by Calbistro on Oct 15, 2003 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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