1991 Volvo 740
309,970 Miles
$2,199

Richmond, VA
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Volvo 740 Buyer's Guide

Owner Reviews
Overall
4.3
Value
4.5
Performance
3.9
Style
3.9
Comfort
4.2
Fuel Economy
3.5
Maintenance
4.3

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1991 Volvo 740 - Sexy Turbo Wagon

Tallahassee, Florida
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
4.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
2.0
Maintenance
4.0
This is one of the best cars I have ever owned. It is both sexy because it includes a sick body kit on the SE model, and a total beast because it's got that sweet, sweet turbo. It's way quicker than you would think. The interior is vinyl and that's sort of unpleasant, but I'll probably spring for new cloth seats soon.
Story
Went camping out in the National Forest and brought the wagon, it ended up pouring rain that night and instead of even trying to set up a tent in the down pour, we just toss the air mattress in the back of the wagon, blew it up, pushed all the other supplies into the front seats, cracked the windows, and got a great night sleep. Like, maybe that is cheating, but it was sure better than getting... (more)
Pros
So roomy, I seriously fit an entire full sized air mattress in the wagon portion of the car for a camping trip once. So luxurious. That turbo is also a nice feature, makes the car super quick... for a wagon. Don't come in expecting a Ferrari or anything, but it's for sure got some get up and go. The body kit that comes on the SE model makes the car look SOOO good. Mine is lowered a little bit more that stock which just enhances the look even further, but even before that it was just so so sexy.
Cons
After twenty years EVERYTHING is brittle. The vinyl on the seats started peeling away long before I ever even got the car and they have only gotten worse since it's become my daily driver. Also, vinyl gets SO hot which really matters living in the South. The wiring going in to my radio is 100% hacked in there, but that was probably from the previous owner. The trim inside is super brittle - stuff chips away and breaks at the slightest touch - but if you're really careful you can keep it looking pretty good.

1991 Volvo 740 - Even after all these years.

Tallahassee, Florida
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
4.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
5.0
Maintenance
5.0
This is, by far, the best car I have ever owned. It's built like a tank and Volvo is renown for their safety qualifications. Beyond being a great safety pick, I have the wagon edition and it is super roomy. My boyfriend and I go to a lot of thrift stores and such and I have been amazed at how much stuff you can really pack into the back of these things! Not to mention the fact that it's up over 400,000 miles and still going strong thanks to regular maintenance. These cars will really last forever if you take good care of them. Luckily, they are also quite easy to maintain, even on your own without spending a lot at a mechanics. I do all of my own work on my car and it has never been overly costly or hard to accomplish. Fuel economy has always been very reasonable. Not a gas guzzler but... (more)
Story
There are a lot of really winding scenic roads around the area and it is a favorite past time to just drive around them in the early evenings during spring and fall with the sunroof open to the darkening sky.
Pros
My favorite feature on this one is probably the Turbo. You wouldn't really expect it out of a bricky wagon like this one, but it's got some real pep lent from the turbo that makes it pretty quick at times. The sun roof is a nice perk too, especially in the heat of Florida's summers.
Cons
My vinyl interior is not holding up super well, but after 20 plus years that might be expected. Parts are sometimes harder to find than with American made vehicles, and if you HAVE to get something from the dealership or a specialty parts store, it can get quite expensive.

1986 Volvo 740 - Great family car

Charlotte, North Carolina
Overall
4.0
Value
4.0
Performance
3.0
Style
4.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
3.0
Maintenance
4.0
We bought this car used, but it had all records. It was, of course, comfortable, as all old Volvos are. It's gray, so the paint was spotting on the roof, etc., which can be expected in grey cars, for whatever reason. The A/C was broken, so rather than just fixing it we upgraded it and it's worked great since then. It rides like a dream, the speakers are great, and the space is incredible. It has a cassette deck, which I love and is kind of hard to find. It has a smooth ride - it rides almost as well as our 1994 940, which is pretty perfect in every way. It has cloth seats which, as a vegan, I appreciate.
Story
My husband is an artist, and I hang his paintings in my workspace. I am constantly amazed at how many of them I can fit in this car!
Pros
The ride is so smooth and it has such a fabulous range of vision -- nice, big windows. I love the rear windshield wiper and the heated seats, as well. The steering wheel is comfortable. Obviously, it's incredibly safe.
Cons
There's nothing negative about the car itself. The only negatives can be attributed to its age, but it's likely you'd find this type of problem in any car this old: cracked plastic and a slightly drooping headliner. The car itself has no negative qualities.