by CKBREW on Jun 20, 2008 Vehicle: 1992 Volvo 740 Turbo 4dr Wagon
Bought this car used in 1998 with 163K on it. I drive it daily and it now has 272K on it. It does eat brakes but I drive it hard. Solved most of the brake problems by installing cross drilled ventilated racing brake rotors and matching racing pads. The front struts blew recently out, and I had to rebuild most of the front end. It now drives like you are on rails! I use Mobil 1 Synthetic oil only with a Mann filter change every 5,000 miles. The engine still runs strong and has never been opened for any major repairs. The way the interior is designed you can put just about anything inside or on top. A comfortable, reliable work horse. They really don't make them like this anymore!
by almassengale on Apr 4, 2004 Vehicle: 1992 Volvo 740 Turbo 4dr Wagon
My 740 Turbo has 197,000+ plus miles on
it but is still a great machine. Great
acceleration. This thing leaves newer
and sportier looking cars in the dust.
It did 0-60 in 7.8 according to road
tests of the day. Not bad. The handling
is also nice. Quick to respond, great
turning radius, and overall fun to
drive. A little too much body lean
perhaps but still good. Very comfy car
on long trips and you can fit a ton of
stuff in the back. Fuel economy and
noise are concerns.