fantastic car! when purchased (3000$$) 146k miles... took it in for a fluid flush and belt change, runs fantastically. transmission initially was wonky-lots of horrible sounds when shifting-with fluid flush and an additive, it shifts smoothly as long as its eased into second gear. some body damage on driver side, molding was coming off but was easily fixed with some free pins courtesy my local volvo dealer. ultra reliable so far! and fantastic gas mileage! 22mpg in the city with AC on all the time! roomy, comfortable, a little slow in going, not sporty enough for a "fun" drive, but again, very reliable, safe and sturdy.
Bought this car new, and now my college age daughter uses it when home. I now have a 2006 V70 but I still love the 740. Has had very few problems, has 175K miles and most parts are original. Will have to replace heater core, but most reliable car I have ever owned. I will probably be buried in it if I can ever pry it out of my kid's hand.
Great car for almost six years.. i am the second owner.. a few problems with fuel pump.. and a few other very Minor problems..over the years .. we paid only 1500... that was a steal... more 250,000 miles and still going strong ...very dependable !!
Owned this 2nd 740 after the wonderful rock solid first one I put 160,000 on. Should have kept it. Now this new one has 150,000 and I will put another 150,000 on it with no major problems. I am not easy on any car, including this one. Top speed 112 and no leaks or oil use. My daughter will put 20,000 on it at medical school and give it back after a good thrashing. She will always make it home to dear old dad. I went from Mercedes to volvo for the new car for the wife, but this 740 is my baby. I'm going to be in the record books with a cool 500,000 miles with out a tear down. Love the ski door in the trunk. Next trip is 4500 miles, oil change at 5000 is OK and lots love. Regards, Dr. Bob
I'm not sure if your car has them but mine are in the arm rest ok the center console, they slide out from the part that you lift up to get to the storage underneath. One slides out for the front passengers another slides out for the rear passengers...