I bought this car from a reseller with 30,000 and had an aftermarket sunroof put in. The reseller lost my trust by not taking care of a serious rotor warpage just after buying the car. I love the sunroof but it sometimes does leak. With now over 320,000 miles the car still drives beautifully. I have put 3 radiators and two water pumps into it, but everthing else just keeps on working. These cars are nearly bulletproof. Original trans, front end, bearings, valves, etc. Not exactly flashy, but well constructed. I would reccomend this car to anyone that has a long commute.
Realitively non-problematic, 3rd row seat, tight steering (even after 320,000 miles), Volvo High Milage Club
Great vehicle, lots of room for shopping, flea markets, comfy for passengers, exterior paint - perfect. The a/c just died and the parts alone are $1,000.00 labor probably $500 plus. Not sure if I'm going to fix it.
All the room in the "way back" to fit my antique finds, my horse feed, etc.
To the Volvo people: Give us "100,000 milers" a discount on parts and services to keep our valued Volvos on the road in perfect running condition.
The 940 distills all of Volvo's 20+ years of experience building midsize four-cylinder cars (staring with the 140) into a handsome, reliable, modern package. When I bought mine recently with 195k miles on it, I spent about $2500 to bring everything up to my exacting mechanical standards. It was worth it, because I expect to get it over 300,000 miles. I'm even thinking of trading my 1995 Volvo 850 Turbo wagon on a 1993 940 sedan, I like the 940 so much better.
Reliability, styling, honesty--no attempt at being flashy or pretentious, it is what it is
More horsepower, which you can get with the turbo version but potentially less reliable
Just picked up this ride and must say
it drives and rides better than my 2001
Benz...and one heck of a lot cheaper to
drive. I highly recommend this vehicle,
but caution that if you're considering
one, make sure it has all the trim
pieces if that's important to you. I
just spend $125 on two pieces of front
window molding. Bottom line, parts
aren't cheap, but hopefully the
reliability will make up for it.
We bought the car used with 117K on it
in May of 2001 shortly after our
daughter was born. We've got 207K on
her now and she's still going strong.
Got her back from the shop today,
routine PM, belts, front oil seals,
timing etc. Our mechanic thinks she's
good for another 100K or more. Very
reliable and comfortable, plenty of
power, averages 24-26 MPG consistantly,
oil consumption is modest at about a
quart every 2K to 2.5K or so. The car
has been a real value and gives a good
miles per dollar ratio. We couldn't be
The seats and the storage room are
fantastic. Handles well on the rough
roads of the North Maine Woods and it's
a great highway cruiser. Does well for
a boxey old wagon.
The interior lighting could be better,
especially the map lights. Having an
ammeter, oil temp and oil pressure
guages would be a good thing too.