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!
This car is now 12 (almost 13) years old
and people still comment on how nice it
looks, and are suprised to hear that it
is a '92 (they think it is newer). It is
white with black trim and although I
have retouched about a dozen very small
dings in the paint, the overall finish
is excellent. I bought this used Volvo
in '99, with 86,000 miles, and it now
has 140,000 and still runs great. I take
it in for regular maintenance, which is
costly, but the car has great
pickup-and-go when needed and allows me
to feel as safe as one can feel in a car.
I love the drivers adjustable back
support and the adjustable seats that
can be heated on cold mornings. The
comfort, simplicity, and clean lines
both inside and out make this a very
My main complaint is that this car is
too noisy. In fact, noisier than any
other car I have know. It is not the
engine, but just the general outside
noises and air rushing by as you drive.
It is like a house without any
insulation, and/or very thin walls.
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.