"...'cause when the sun dies and the earth is a burned-out husk, my '85 Volvo will still be drivable. It's ugly. It's slow. Kelley Blue Book doesn't even evaluate cars this old. But after two serious accidents and a quarter of a million miles, it's got a straight frame, gets 25 miles a gallon on the original engine and transmission, turns on a dime (well, okay, on some kind of large archaic Swedish coin), and has never, never, ever let me down. The Time Machine ain't a Delorean, it's an old blue Volvo sedan. It's a big ugly dog that slobbers, but it will love you forever...and in a pinch it will save your life. In other words, she ain't heavy, she's my Volvo."
"My wagon has almost 300k miles on it and still running as good as ever. Great MPG with the 5-speed manual, I get 30 mpg on the highway. I do basic maintenance myself to save $$ and over the past 8 years Ive put a total of less than $2000 into this car. Thats a good value!! I wouldn't hesitate to drive this car across the country (and I have many times), reliability is one of its greatest strengths. For combined reliability, safety and longevity there is simply no better vehicle."
"I got a 1993 240 in 2000 when I turned 16. It's the only car I've ever had and I'm almost 24 now. Annie, as I call her, is the most reliable vehicle of any of my friends cars. She doesn't like the Florida heat and when I first got her, she overheated a few times, but as I learned how to handle her I can now prevent that from happening and havent had to be towed since! Even though she's 15 years old, she drives nicer than a lot of my friends much newer vehicles. This is not a "performance" vehicle, but for a little 4-cylinder she gets me where I need to go in the same amount of time it takes anyone else, and safely! I've been in a few fender-benders...but of course, my car was not the one that needed any repairing! Sure I'd like a newer car, but I've grown to really love my Volvo 240 and if you don't have a lot of money to spend on a car, this is definately your best choice! My only complaints would be that the interior parts are cheap plastic and brake easily. The driver seat springs are also broken in my car, and that seems to be a common 240 problem, as I've noticed several people said that. But my vehicle has 200,000+ miles and is still going strong!"