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1991 Volvo 940 Sedan - Consumer Reviews

1991 Volvo 940 Sedan

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Classic car but has flaws
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By tony89
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Vehicle

1991 Volvo 940 Sedan SE Turbo 4dr Sedan


Review

We bought a '91 940 Turbo from a family friend who took very well of his cars, and we continued the regular maintenance. It is a heavy car, which is safe but hard on gas and acceleration. It was disaster to drive when gas was $4+ a gallon. Currently there are a lot of things wrong: interior roof covering is falling apart, the odometer stopped working at 160k, the turbo is stuck on, etc. And I've been stranded 3 times in the past few months from a range of engine problems. Now the engine dies at 50+mph, apparently from a blown converter. I am selling it because it is no longer worth the money put into it. These issues are a shame, because I love the look and design of this early 90s Volvo.


Best Features

Classic and simple design. Heavy, safe feel.


Worst Features

Reliability. This model does not seem to live up to the Volvo brand or the 200k+ driving life.


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Volvo 940 SE
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By David Milne
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Vehicle

1991 Volvo 940 Sedan SE Turbo 4dr Sedan


Review

The 940 has always been a joy to drive. It holds the road extremely well. It has a great deal of power both for acceleration. It has a large passenger cabinet very well appointed. The trunk is very large and the standard Volvo trunk to passenger cabin has been extremely useful many times for transporting sailing booms, skis, lumber and other long stuff!


Worst Features

Rear suspension system is comfortable but not dependable in the long run. The rear end sags after six or seven years.


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Great car for low price
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By ND4SPDR
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Vehicle

1991 Volvo 940 Sedan Turbo 4dr Sedan


Review

This is my first car but not the only
one I drive on a regular basis. The
turning circle is awesome and the car
starts every time. Engine is okay once
the turbo spools, but fairly weak before
that. Interior is comfortable but needs
cup holders. While the car isn't what
one might refer to as beautfiul, it
doesn't look bad and keeps you from
getting noticed.

Handling is decent with a bit more body
roll than I'd like, but it's 13 years
old already. Understeer is controllable
and the limited slip rear diff is really
useful. Few mechanical issues even with
170k miles.


Best Features

Turbo, turning circle, seats, safety.


Worst Features

Cup holders, bigger turbo or engine, better gas mileage.


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Would not buy another
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By jimmygee1245
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1991 Volvo 940 Sedan GLE 4dr Sedan


Review

Had a lot of mechanical problems.


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1991 Volvo 940SE
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By vinman
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Vehicle

1991 Volvo 940 Sedan SE Turbo 4dr Sedan


Review

Great second car and extremely reliable
vehicle overall. Very handsome styling
and the SE version is very well built
with self leveling rear shock
absorbers. Its a great daily driver
and I would recommend one highly for
anyone looking to get a family sedan.
Power is good but not great, however
once at highway speed its a great
cruiser and accelerates well.


Best Features

Very comfortable seats and accurate climate control system make for nice long journeys.


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