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1991 Volvo 740 Wagon - Consumer Reviews

1991 Volvo 740 Wagon

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422k miles on a turbo'd 5 speed
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Tommy
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1991 Volvo 740 Wagon 4dr Wagon


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This car is remarkable, it's made it almost a half of a million miles and still pulls hard, that turbo kicks hard and combined with a manual gear box and rear wheel drive it gets fun, it's actually a lot of fun. It puts a smile on my face every time I drive it even after all these years and miles, it's fast yet practical, spacious yet sporty, understated boxy appearance makes its a "sleeper" I would never drive anything else, I own nothing but Volvos, my girlfriend drives an 850 base and I also own an 850R the newer ones are okay but front wheel drive kills the soul of the brick. Avoid any Volvo newer than '98 when Ford got involved, they're money pits. Stick to the brick and you can't go wrong


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1st Car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By paul_thomas_
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1991 Volvo 740 Wagon 4dr Wagon


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I am the third owner of my 1991 Volvo 740 Wagon and I could not have asked for such a great first car. I got it about 5 years ago and I have put on almost 100,000 miles on it since. A few problems with the fuel pump and the front suspension, but other than that it has been a great car. Getting close to 300,000 miles on it and it is running great. Just make sure to change oil every 3,000 miles. It will last forever


Best Features

Having a sunroof is awesome to have since it doesnt have air conditioning. I drive a lot so cruise control is also another one of my favorite features. Overall the layout of the interior is very simple and not complicated.


Worst Features

More power for the 4 cylinder engine. It has trouble making its way up mountains.


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Neglected as can be but was a great car
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By borncarnut
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1991 Volvo 740 Wagon Turbo 4dr Wagon


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This was my fourth Volvo an my first outside the 200 series, I bought it for only 900 and very neglected so I expected a lot of issues, especially at 364,000 miles. I replaced a blown turbo an tires as well as the normal Volvo tie rods, beyond that this was a fantastic car always suprisingly fast always got me where I needed to go up until almost 500,000 miles when I had an oil leak I didn't notice until too late. Was one of the most exciting cars I ever had the pleasure of owning


Best Features

turbo power, surprising acceleration for such a big car,great archaic handling, sleeper fun


Worst Features

not around anymore, though REAL cup holders would have been a big plus. though no volvo is built like it anymore


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Neglected 740 Turbo Wagon still reliable
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By CARL JOSEPH
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1991 Volvo 740 Wagon Turbo 4dr Wagon


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I wanted a Volvo 740 Turbo wagon. I had a 1987 740 regular wagon. Found a '91 Turbo wagon with 186,00 miles on sale for $2,500. Haggled the price down to $2,000. Could have haggled down the price more, but resisted the urge, out of respect to a fellow Volvo owner. Original paint job looked glossy for a 13-yr old. Interior showed its age. Brakes were bad. Timing belt replaced at 188,000 miles. Replaced leaking radiator. The cylinder head gasket was replaced. Front bushings were replaced. Previous owner tried hard to "kill" car but failed. After few-and-far-between repairs by a "Volvo only" mechanic, car runs like a dream. 0-80 mph, no sweat. Gets 20 mpg, city. Overall, a magnificent car.


Best Features

Engine and transmission are very reliable. Electrical system in excellent shape. Body is solid: no rust and rattles. Seats are comfortable.


Worst Features

Need cup holders. Plastic components did not hold up well. Car will outlive the mechanics. Need to program replacement robots soon.


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Volvo holds the world record in miles.
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By David
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1991 Volvo 740 Wagon Turbo 4dr Wagon


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This is the best car I have ever owned and I probably will not find a better one in my life time. I now have 485,787 miles on it and it runs like new. Smooth transmission and engine and it's all original. I have had this car for six years now and everything still works perfectly. I admit I even abuse the car all the time at the street lights and she is as tough as a tank and as fast as a hot rod. All I do is change the oil every 3 thousand miles or so and I changed the battery once. Not bad for a half a million mile car! I paid only $600 for her and some guy offered me $4,000. no way would I ever sell my car. If you buy a Volvo you will never buy anything else again! Volvo for life!


Best Features

The incredible reliablility, the confidence of being safe in a Volvo not just for me but my family, the endless amount of cargo space is better than many vans, leaving many new little sports cars in the dust at street lights.


Worst Features

For a 16 year old car with 485,787 miles on it I still can't think of a single thing.


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