1983 Volvo 240
56,758 Miles | New Milford, CT
$14,990
Est $216/mo

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1988 Volvo 240
180,000 Miles | Moultonborough, NH
$2,750
Est $40/mo

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1983 Volvo 240
159,241 Miles | Alpharetta, GA
$2,100
Est $30/mo

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1991 Volvo 240
130,150 Miles | Feasterville Trevose,
$13,950
Est $201/mo

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1991 Volvo 240
279,106 Miles | Copperopolis, CA
$3,950
Est $57/mo

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1992 Volvo 240
160,689 Miles | Piscataway, NJ
$1,500
Est $22/mo

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1978 Volvo 240
190,833 Miles | Gibsonia, PA
$9,700
Est $140/mo

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1987 Volvo 240
270,563 Miles | Albuquerque, NM
$4,900
Est $71/mo

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1981 Volvo 240
173,323 Miles | Tucson, AZ
$3,998
Est $58/mo

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1990 Volvo 240
118,000 Miles | Pahrump, NV
$7,999
Est $115/mo

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1990 Volvo 240
218,799 Miles | Island Park, NY
$1,450
Est $21/mo

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1982 Volvo 240
132,000 Miles | Pahrump, NV
$2,999
Est $43/mo

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1992 Volvo 240
71,578 Miles | Sherwood, AR
$3,995
Est $58/mo

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1983 Volvo 240
150,623 Miles | Los Angeles, CA
$2,950
Est $43/mo

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1991 Volvo 240
150,000 Miles | Seattle, WA
$4,997
Est $72/mo

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1993 Volvo 240
148,183 Miles | Ocala, FL
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Est $0/mo

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1980 Volvo 240
74,195 Miles | Catonsville, MD
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Est $0/mo

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1985 Volvo 240
196,000 Miles | Brisbane, CA
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1984 Volvo 240
90,000 Miles | Jamestown, NC
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Est $0/mo

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1991 Volvo 240
209,000 Miles | North Falmouth, MA
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Volvo 240 Buyer's Guide

Owner Reviews
4.3
24 Reviews
Overall
4.3
Value
4.5
Performance
3.1
Style
4.2
Comfort
4.2
Fuel Economy
3.5
Reliability
4.3

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1981 Volvo 240 -

SC
Redondo Beach, California
Overall
3.0
Value
4.0
Performance
2.0
Style
2.0
Comfort
3.0
Fuel Economy
3.0
Reliability
5.0
I purchased a used Volvo 240DL from a dealer in Venice, Ca. This car was to provide transportation for my new family. The model is unaffectionately referred to as a refrigerator on wheels, alluding to it's rectangular shape. This particular model was beige, had a working stereo and 140,000 miles. The transmission was a four speed. The car drove very well. The car was very safe. Even given its age, our 4 cylinder model still got around 20MPG average (city and highway). The comfort and accessories were nothing to write home about, but the seat belts worked, and despite a couple of cracks the dash still held together well.
Story
At one point, I was driving my son to daycare during a rainstorm and a car skidded into my rear bumper. While the entire front end of his vehicle was crushed, my bumper barely had a scuff mark on it. My son and I still laugh in amazement over how safe our Volvo was.
Pros
Volvo has built a solid reputation on safety. This lower cost 240DL model was no exception. This car was solid and held up well in rainy weather fender benders, which were it not for the reinforced bumpers, could have ended very differently than they had -- not so much as a small dent and no injuries to the passengers. The clutch cable broke at one point and I was still able to pop into first from a dead start using the starter only and I kept the car drive-able, avoiding an expensive towing service.
Cons
The stereo sound really wasn't very great and the cloth seats were not the most comfortable. The design of the car leaves much to be desired. The sunroof was manual and was showing signs of rust and leaked around the weather stripping in wet weather.

1980 Volvo 240 - Best car available

JP
Washington, District of Columbia
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
3.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
3.0
Reliability
4.0
This is the best, most functional car on the market. The standard Volvo 240 has ample space for five passengers. Some models have the available jump seats in the rear, behind the rear seat. The best part about this car is that the rear seat folds flat. Now this is not like the fold flat offered in cars where the seat is near flat, but it is flat. Real flat. This car is a truck from the Swedes. The seats are comfortable and plush for long distances. The controls are well laid out and easy to use. Downside is the aged drive train which uses more fuel than the average new car. Average fuel economy is about 17 miles per gallon.
Story
Excellent for running around town, though the four speed needs some help working up a hill from a dead stop. Plenty of time I had to change my route.
Pros
True fold flat seats. Great visibility. Excellent safety record.
Cons
Low fuel economy. Cost of repairs.

1989 Volvo 240 - I love the Volvo 240

Jesse
Marietta, Georgia
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
2.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
3.0
Reliability
5.0
My 1989 Volvo 240 wagon is one of the best cars I've owned. It had about 60k miles on it when I bought it. It now has 140k miles on it and it has never given me any trouble. I paid $2,000 for it. I'm a musician, so the fact that it has a rear hatch and large cargo area is endlessly helpful. The rear seat folds down flat too, so there's plenty of space. I've even slept back there on a long trip. When driving, there is great visibility all around. It also has all manual features like manual door locks and windows. I specifically looked for manual features because I've had a lot of headaches with other cars when the power window motor went out or the door lock stopped working. The Volvo has an automatic transmission that still shifts very smoothly. It has always been reliable, and the onl... (more)
Story
I often see another white Volvo 240 wagon around my area driven by an older man. We'll wave at each other and honk when we pass by. One day I was at the grocery and when I walked out to my car to get in, I looked down and saw some items in the passenger seat that weren't familiar to me. Then I heard a voice behind me, "wrong car huh?" It was the owner of the white 240 wagon I was about to ente... (more)
Pros
I like the classic, iconic design. I love the reliability. I love the convenient cargo area with the hatch. The car is huge inside. I really do appreciate the fact that there are no power options on the vehicle. I know people might think that's crazy, but I feel like it adds to the overall value and longevity of the car. Overall, this has been a very economical car to own and maintain.
Cons
The air conditioning has stopped blowing cold. That's really the most annoying thing about it. This is apparently a typical problem with the old Volvos. To get it fixed properly is going to require some sort of conversion, which is pretty expensive. I'm putting it off until next summer. The radio is just that - a radio. There's no CD or cassette player or even an auxiliary input where I can plug in my phone. So, I've had to suffer with AM/FM radio programming for the past 6 years. But most of the time I just cruise without any music. These are really the only cons I can think of.

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