Is a Volvo 240 a good car?

The 240 is 100% reliable and is built VERY strong. It was designed for safety, and it was designed for reliability.

Are Volvo 240s easy to maintain?

And maintenance on a 240 is easy to do yourself, or find a reasonable mechanic with experience in them as there are certain “idiosynchrasies” and they usually charge less, because they know the tricks to doing the work quickly.

Are Volvo 240 easy to work on?

So, no, it’s not as dead reliable as most people will have you believe. But try and find a car as old as mine with as much use as mine, that didn’t or doesn’t have these issues. But, it’s a simple car, and therefore pretty easy to work on… except the air conditioning.

Are Volvos expensive to fix and maintain?

Are Volvos Expensive to Service? While the Volvo brand is listed higher in cost on a list created by Your Mechanic Inc., Volvos are more affordable to maintain than other luxury brands. Over a ten-year period of ownership, Volvo models cost an average of $100 more to maintain than Audi models.

What makes a Volvo 240 GLT Turbo Wagon better?

The rear setup was improved with a Panhard rod, trailing links, De Carbon shocks and a thicker anti-roll bar. These upgrades helped the car manage curves, plus they made the GLT Turbo 240 more controllable under hard driving, something all wagon drivers crave.

When did the Volvo 240 wagons come out?

The best way to break down the different flavors of 240 is by body style. There are two-doors (242), four-doors (244), and wagons (245), with the latter two in continuous production from the start in 1975 to the model’s honorable exit in 1993.

What kind of engine does a Volvo 240 have?

The contemporary Volvo 260 used the same platform as the 240, instead using a V-6 engine in place of the 240’s four-cylinder. The 260 was available until 1982 when it was officially replaced by the Volvo 700 series (although the 265 wagon would linger for a few years after that). Volvo 244 DL Volvo

Is the Volvo 240 GL rear wheel drive?

Despite body roll from the tall center of gravity, the stock 240 GL wagon is composed and predictable, and rear-wheel-drive makes it that much easier ot pilot. The driving position and visibility are excellent, and the seats are comfortable and supportive.