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Big, boxy and brilliant !

Advantages: Big, safe, reliable, comfortable and practical
Disadvantages: None

...a fan of Volvo cars, even as a child I wanted one. Strange you may think, but true ! I owned a Volvo 740 GL automatic estate for around 5 years, I reluctantly sold it when I moved house as I needed the money for home improvements (I ...

Buenosdias 16.02.2004 · Read full review
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volvo 740 turbo diesel-A premium product for pennies

Advantages: reliable, comfortable, plenty of grunt (ideal tow car?) depreciation proof, safe, long lived
Disadvantages: some engine work is very labour intensive and expensive.

This was my first Volvo, I knew enough about them to know I didnt want a petrol version. my Grandad has owned nothing but volvos for years and 25 mpg did not appeal, so I tracked down one of the rare turbo diesel variants. It uses a volkswagen derived 2. ...

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Volvo 740 GLE Automatic

Advantages: long useful life, very rust resistant, good aftersales
Disadvantages: big gas guzzling engines

Volvo opinion The preamble may appear to be devoted to our Mitsubishi campervan but this opinion essentially concerns our ‘B’ reg Volvo 740 GLE Automatic, colour metallic blue so I must ask you, dear Reader, to bear with me, please, for a paragraph or tw ...

topcol 24.01.2003 · Read full review
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Swedish Brick

Advantages: Value for money, loadspace, quality, comfort
Disadvantages: Size (at times), fuel economy

I have only recently started Volvo ownership, firstly with a 740 GL Estate B Reg, 2300cc, and when that went pop (head gasket) I bought my latest one, an E Reg (87) 740 GLE Estate, 2300 Injection. Comfortable cars, they have a great prerscence on the ro ...

kwackerz 05.06.2005 · Read full review
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Volvo 740 Estate - A Great Safe Family Car

Advantages: Safe, lots of extras, reasonable insurance, easy to drive
Disadvantages: A bit high on petrol

...recently decided that our car was too small for our family and that an estate would be a much better proposition. Eventually we decided on a Volvo Estate and were delighted when an F Reg 740SE came into our local paper. Anyway we bought it and it is ...

elvina 31.07.2000 · Read full review

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