I got my 760 about 2 months ago form a guy who took absolutly NO care of it. Its really a shame because it looks like all the damage thats been done to it has been his doing. The car drove right off the bat even though it had some moderate issues. The car has classic style. Alot of my friends tease it and call it a beater but im proud that its a volvo and its my car. THIS IS ONE DURABLE SEDAN. Whatever the guy before me put it thriugh he went to hell and back and for the price i payed ($400) its running like a champ. then engine and transmission are great. i plan to restore this car fullly and have it for awhile.
the interior is comphy as all hell. you sit in it and you feel like your in a recliner. For being 21 years old the car is in amazing shape, especially considering what the pervious owner put it through. He never repaired anything and just drove with all the bad things and there still holding. Like i said this is my first car and i just love it. And i plan on keeping it a very long time. The car has 250,000 + miles and the tranny still runs great. That in itself is incredible.
heres some of the things that are wrong with it. The back end seems to droop a little. The trunk door dosent stay up, now im not sure if this is just how it is or somthing i need to fix. The engine has a bad lifter and seems to knock when its running. The timing is way off. The driver door hande had been disliged and is dangling (easly fixable) The engine also seems to be leaking oil from a unknown point. The back left wheel was completely jammed to the axel and we had to cut off the bolts to get in to bleed the brakes, as we got deeper we realized it needs new wheel bearings.
most of this is at fault of the prev owner not the car.
I bought this car in April of 08. I've had a few small issues with the vehicle but nothing that is not to hard to fix IE; the radiator and lower hose. I also put in new spark plugs (E 3 diamond) and got the best fuel mileage (430) to a full tank of regular gas with the added help of 104 max octane booster.
The comfortable seats, room for long legs and ergonomic feel.
The lack of warning when something like the head gasket is going.
I have owned this car since the first
day it came on the lot in 1990. I have
had minimal amount of trouble with this
car. It has been completely reliable.
It is very powerful and can respond to
every demand and push. I often drive
in the mountains and this car handles
better than my fathers Porsche and BMW
(even he will admit that). The cost of
keeping this car has been low. Other
than regular oil changes and tire
rotations and diagnostic check ups,
there has been no significant repairs.
The 8 speaker stereo with 600 watts
amplifies well and sounds like no
other. The only slight dislike I have
for this car is that the gas milage is
I bought thi car off my brother in law
who always serviced it himself being a
volvo mechanic. I am the third owner
now I am giving it to my boy for his
first, solid reliable car being he is
getting his license. In winter you
must either put weight in the back
even with Blizzak tires or super
studded tires being it is rear wheel
This car is solid,
comfortable ,durable and safe. You
cannot tell the ride from a new car in
fact a new one doesn't ride as solid.
With the turbo you have plenty of power
With the turbo you don't get the best
gas mileage, about 25-26 on the
highway could have kept the lock up
torque converter cup holders are non-
existant.Little more reliability
electrically,radio and power seat