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GUEST,Bob BS: Taurus vs. Volvo station wagon (50) RE: BS: Taurus vs. Volvo station wagon 22 Jun 07


I have owned a full range of Volvos - from an S80 to a 240, then a 740, a V70 and now back with a 760.

The ones to get are well maintained models - regardless of age. Condition is what counts with a Volvo.

The 240 blew a head gasket after 3000 mile and was duly scrapped. The 740 covered 25000 miles in 18 months - with only a loose alternator belt being a problem. It would start at -15c on the key (IE no gas) everytime - and this was an 18 year old car. The V70 was a superb motorway companion - and rapid as well - touching over 140mph with ease on the German autobahn. Again it needed no work doing on it in 6 months.

The 760 has only been in my care for 3 months and has again proved a worthy companion. Supremely comfortable, well equiped (even by modern standards). It is thirsty (22mpg (UK Gallons))but makes a wonderful sound and rides so smoothly.

The build quality of real Volvos (RWD ones) is as good as it gets.

Parts ARE expensive, but 240/740/940 cars are pretty ease to work on, and they are reliable in extreme conditions


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