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would buy 1 million times over.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By cpat93
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1992 Volvo 940 GL 4dr Sedan


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At 226,000 miles this car looks and performs as new. All original parts alternator ,water pump, steering pump, and R12 charged ac system which still works.Paint has faded despite being waxed ever months but sits in sun alot. Interior looks new Leather seats get treated to conditioner so their not cracked like others its age. Had many serious offers to sell but would rather saw off my right hand .I also own a 95 mercedes benz e320 but find myself always driving the volvo, because it has more feature such as lumbar, heated seats, slip diff. Will be trading the e320 for a volvo 960. One of the last true volvos , couldn't pay me to buy a modern one.


Best Features

Supportive heated leather seats. Design of car Reliability Firm handling. Fuel efficiency up to 29mpg lowest 22


Worst Features

forget about driving in the snow. Tilt steering wheel 940s before 93 had no squirt holes in con rods for oil so they often develop a piston slap where the piston raddles in the sleve until engine is fully warmed. Shouldn't be a problem because volvo has cast iron sleves.


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Swedish brick
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By drjjjj
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1992 Volvo 940 Turbo 4dr Wagon


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The 1992+ model has 25%+ stronger side impact protection ( SIPS) Also, taller gearing than the 93-95, has limited slip rear end, a bullet proof Toyota truck automatic, very comfortable seat, lot's a little safety features like knee bolsters, charged seat belts, light on doors, anti loc/air bag, hydraulic engine that detaches and goes under car, massive roof strength etc! The motors are bullet proof too! Top grade paint job! Weakness: air conditioning marginal, must maintain as spec'd-find a volvo expert! 92 740/940 with AT is 18 & 26mpg which ain't bad! 93-95, 17 & 24-411 rear ends vs 373 in 92! Upscale, well built reliable and was $25K new back then! Best older used rig on market -period!


Best Features

Safety, mileage, comfort, steering, torque curve, robust build!


Worst Features

A bit boxy/dated look of wagon in particular, air conditioning marginal, some plastic a bit brittle.


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Black Stallion
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By bkook74
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1992 Volvo 940 Turbo 4dr Sedan


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I had this car for 2 years, and so far so good. As long as you are aware of regular maintenance schedule for this car, it will be very good to you (i.e., timing belt every 50k, oil change every 4k, etc.). I've replaced one pair of tires for rear, changed driver side window regulator, passenger side window switch and moonroof switch. I actually need to recharge AC and change AC blower, simply because this is an old car. I think any car over 15 years old need these things changed. As far as driving, this is one of the best I ever had. I can definitely use more power, but I don't drive like a teenager any more, so the car is keeping me in check.


Best Features

Very heavy, feels rock solid in windy highway driving. Very spacious trunk and interior. (You can fit 4 golf club bags and 4 people in one car.) Easy to take a part for repair. This car is one jigsaw puzzle, awesome!


Worst Features

More leg room at the back. Awkward rear seat (it sits really high, kinda weird position). Better plastic parts for interior. They degrade and fall apart. It's almost bio-degradable.


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92 944GL SDN
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By Ken Nace
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1992 Volvo 940 GL 4dr Sedan


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This is my Eighth Volvo. Bought with 126,000 miles, now has 132,000 miles. I am always pleased with the comfort of Volvos. Just as reliable as a Mercedes, but half the cost to maintain. Plan in keeping this one for many years. Will most definitely own more of them in the future.


Best Features

Understated styling, Ease of maintainence, seat comfort, and relability.


Worst Features

Just a little more pep, esp. around town would have been nice.


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940 92
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By jonas
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1992 Volvo 940 GL 4dr Sedan


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this car is as good as they get, there is not a single more reliable car in the world, mine has done 300,000 miles!


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