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Hatchback, Saloon - Automatic, Manual - Petrol, Diesel

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Excellent

“Loveable old thing”

published 05/09/2000

ProReliable Comfy and sturdy

Conshardly a pulling machine

OK, it's not going to win any design awards, except maybe for safety, but I'm on my second old 340 and I am all to pleased to be driving it. Having travelled lots of miles in lots of different cars, the 340 still is the most comfy (forget all the BMW's and big executive cars) and when you get...

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Excellent

“My Silver Bullet.”

published 15/10/2002

ProStrong, safe, reliable.

ConsUgly shape unless you have a spoiler !

I think the fact that there are so many of these cars still on the road speaks volumes for itself. How many cars do you see with 100,000 + on the clock and still going, well mine is. My silver bullet as i call her is the 340 GLE 1.7 hatchback model, she has 148,000 on the clock, was registered in...

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Excellent

“My lovely 345 DL”

published 26/04/2003

ProCheap car to buy these days Book price less than £...

Consmay need new carbouretta or other improvements to ...

About four years ago I bought a Volvo 345 DL a 1.7 Litre hatchback, It needed new suspension bushes anew clutch and a new Carbouretta to get it running right but once it was running I could bet 36 mpg out of it (6 or 7 Miles per litre) thats pretty good or a 13 year old car. The style of car i...

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“best 80 quid i've ever spent”

published 23/04/2001

Procheap and cheerful

Conscheap and cheerful

When my beloved Golf was involved in an accident through my recklessness, the courtesy car was taken back and I was left to use public transport. I called a friend who deals in used cars to see if he had anything cheap. “Have I got a motor for you?” was his response. Taxed till the...

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“Betsy RIP”

published 31/01/2002

ProTank like

ConsSome spares can be expensive, ugly

I brought a copy of the local free ads looking for a car, I didn’t already have one so I couldn’t go too far, I saw an ugly looking beast it definitely wasn’t sporty, It was the chunky tank-like Volvo three forty. I looked down at the price to see if I could afford it, It was only £100 quid so I...

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Excellent

“Owner's review”

published 23/07/2000

ProMainly as above

ConsVolvo's exorbitant charges for spares

Volvo 340 DL 1.4 Hatchback The classic Volvo design, chunky but functional. The seating is comfortable and supportive whilst the driving position is excellent. All round visibility is quite good although the front headrests tend to get in the way when reversing. Steering is positive but not too...

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Super

published 17/09/2007

Given an H reg 1.4L in 2005. Smashing little runabout, thought I'd miss power steering, but it doesn't really need it (I can turn on a sixpence!), can go like a rocket (when it feels like it as it's an old man now!), great boot (I'm a courier so that's handy) and doesn't mind a little weight in the back (I can fit 3 large people in the back seat and still get up a steep winding hill, probably coz of the rear wheel drive). Engine accessible, making working on it easy, like the fact the spare tyre goes under the bonnet too. Not sure about the spoiler, but it comes in handy when your hands are full! Used to be a Nissan girl...now converted to Volvo (sorry old Bluebird, RIP).

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“tank”

published 06/12/2000

ProVery safe and strong

Consno power steering

The Volvo 340(1700 cc, C-reg, 5-speed Gearbox), I love it, because it probably saved me and a friend from serious injury in a recent car crash. I managed to hit a barrier and roll the car but escaped with only minor injuries, due to the fact that it is built like a tank. It is also a very comfy...

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