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1992 Volvo 740 Wagon

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Best value older used car
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By JoeJ
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1992 Volvo 740 Wagon GL 4dr Wagon


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Very safe, reliable, comfortable, roomy and practical! About 26 freeway mpg and 19 city. High build quality, roomy as a modern suv & scan design! Only a few black boxes to go bad and cheap to insure! Collectible now! 1992 best year-has SIPS, geared taller and later engine & features!


Favorite Features

Turning radius, space, comfort, build!


Suggested Improvements

Maybe geared taller like modern auto for even better mpg!


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17 years and still running
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By ChrisS
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1992 Volvo 740 Wagon 4dr Wagon


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Bought the car new in 92 in Germany. My wife was pregnant with our daughter. She is now driving it. We've been stationed in Germany, Miami, Biloxi, Lubbock, Charleston, the Azores and back to Charleston with this car. It runs like a champ. The only problems have been cooling system related and a new computer. Too bad they don't make them like this any more.


Favorite Features

Tough and reliable. The body style is never dated.


Suggested Improvements

Don't use plastic in your radiators.


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272K
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By CKBREW
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1992 Volvo 740 Wagon Turbo 4dr Wagon


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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!


Favorite Features

Rock solid engine that still puts out lots of power with 272K original miles on it. Large capacity & flexible interior. Comfortable to drive. A true road cruiser.


Suggested Improvements

Bigger brakes. Build the entire car out of stainless steel. Or maybe titanium.


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the best
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By scott
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1992 Volvo 740 Wagon 4dr Wagon


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i am on the road 5 to 6 days per week and have had these predictable vehicles since the early 80's. what i am sure of from exposure, is that if i ever get into an acident, i will walk away and live to talk about it. these cars are very predictable and reliable, and no they are NOT expensive to maintain or repair. but please do yourself a huge favor and search out a repair facility/dealer who does know these cars and or LIKES to work on them. i have found this to the best advice i have ever been given in my many years behind the wheel. don,t ever be apprehensive about these cars, just find the one you like get your best price and drive it! you'll never where it out, this is my 2nd HIGH mileage volvo


Favorite Features

sun roof and high power factory stereo


Suggested Improvements

better seat heaters


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Great old Box
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By almassengale
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1992 Volvo 740 Wagon Turbo 4dr Wagon


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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.


Favorite Features

Power. The turbo engine is great. Handling is also good. The cargo space is excellent. The automatic is one of the better autoboxes I have used. IT has also been by and large a very reliable machine. Only once in 197,000 miles did it breakdown and that was a free fix (loose coil).


Suggested Improvements

It could stand to be a little quieter, and the fuel economy isn't great for a car with a 4 cylinder engine. I get about 22 mpg. The brakes aren't up to modern standards.


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