Bought this California '90 745T w/25K in 1995. It now has 139K. It joined two other cars with more sporting suspensions so that it's floating & leaning tendancies were more apparent. Spent about $1K u...
Bought this California '90 745T w/25K in 1995. It now has 139K. It joined two other cars with more sporting suspensions so that it's floating & leaning tendancies were more apparent. Spent about $1K upgrading suspension (gas touring shocks, front & rear heavy duty sway bars, shock tower & chassis braces under hood and rear overload springs) turned the car into a great handler. Increasing boost from 8 to 14 upped Hp at the flywheel to 222, dyno'd, so the car easily keeps-up with traffic.
I've heard that Volvo's are expensive to maintain but found this car to be cheap in this regard. I'm an engineer & gearhead and generally keep cars a long time. If maintained properly any new car can easily go over 100K. Traded bought-new '90 Mitsu Galant GSX at 158K and it was much more expensive to maintain. '92 Nissan SE-R traded at 113K was flogged but great fun, and the body and paint fell apart.
Seats (leather) are incredibly comfortable. Car is a highway crusier and from Wisconsin has been to Colorado twice, New Mexico three times, Florida twice, Maine once and Mt.Rushmore once, all without incident or special preparation. Mileage could be better but hey, it's a turboBrick and I have only my foot to blame. Liked car so much that we bought a used '94 940T for the kids to drive.