Question about 1987 Volvo 240
Hi, I am considering buying this Volvo for only $200.00. It has less than 100,000 miles, engine in great condition, original owner. The problems: AC does not work, power windows stick, sun roof does not open (she never used it). Minor, needs new tires and could use a paint job. I am a single mom and want a safe car. Is this a good deal and how much (approx.) do you think it should cost to get it fixed? Thank you! firstname.lastname@example.org
HAving driven one of these vehicles 120 miles for a daily commute (not including sunday), i can honestly tell you that a better daily driver cannot be found. They are simple, easy to maintain and repair, easy to drive, and their reliability is far above comparison to any other vehicle. Just make sure you get one in good condition, and you've hit gold.
Posted on Nov 03, 2009
1000,000 miles is nothing for a Volvo 240. I sold one running well for $1400 with 235,000 miles ( and bought another used Volvo) The cars are built like bricks. To answer your question: The power windows might be fixed using some silicone spray. Easy ands cheap. The AC could just need a recharge. If not, the compressor is about $900. Sunroof, forget it. New tires - $450 all around for good ones. Paint? If its an issue, go to Maaco. If not, drive it, like I drove mine and forget about the paint. You will get 24-28 mpg on your used Volvo, and will probably keep it for four years. They run forever with little maintenance. Except for the tires and the a/c the other stuff seems minor.
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
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