We bought this car used and drove it
for several years. Maybe it's a fluke,
but this is the only car I ever owned
that I never had anything break on the
whole time I owned it. We sold it with
115000 miles on the odo.
Heated leather seats, great stereo,
pretty car, sun roof.
I have owned 6 differant volvos and my
1990 740 gle is my familys favorite. It
has classic styling, very nice looking
and fun to drive. I am looking for
another, would really like a 5 spd.
Safe reliable and necer goes out of
style, the 16 valve motor is very fast
and the car handles beautifully. The
only complaint is rear wheel skidding
in wet weather due to torque. All in
all the fastest truck on the road.
This has by far been the sorriest
vehicle that I have ever owned. Motor
mounts failed @ 28K, cat converter
broke in half @ 32K, lumbar supports in
drivers seat fixed 6 times and still
broken, transmission failed @ 52K,
radiator, replaced before 100K despite
having this "car" servived every 5000
miles, and on and on ad nauseum!
We bought this old car 2 1/2 years ago
and we have not had a problem since.
We love its safety and reliability for
our family with two young children.
It's not glamorous, but it is "stately"
and even the gas mileage is better than
we expected (28 mpg on hgwy). A solid,
well-built car. We expect to drive it
another 100K miles (it is at 151K now).
Sunroof, heated seats (ahh!), safety,
reliability, and big trunk.
A little more giddy-up in the 4 cyl.
might be nice, but the world can't be
I received my 1990 Volvo for college
graduation. It is now 13 years old,
with 110,000 miles. This is the first
year I had to do anything to it. My
husband wants me to buy a new car
and I refuse. According to my
mileage I have another 20 years.
My favorite feature is the turning
radius. There isn't a car on the road
that can compare.