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1992 Volvo 940

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 18/Hwy 26
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.3 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Sweden Country of Assembly: Sweden

1992 Volvo 940 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.8
Out of 10

Based on 95 Ratings for the 1991 - 1995 models.

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  • Value
    9.0/10
    Quality
    9.1/10
  • Reliability
    9.1/10
    Performance
    8.7/10
  • Comfort
    8.9/10
    Styling
    8.5/10

This is one of the best vehicles I have ever owned

By on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 186,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
6/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I am the original owner, purchased from showroom floor in 1992, she always starts through any weather. Negatives, high test gas and not good in heavy snow unless one knows how to drive in snow, which they do not know here in NYC. Jan She is like an old friend!"

Owning this car for 20yrs 4boys!!! BEST EVER!

By on Monday, April 27, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 170,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
6/10

Cons: "Not a lot of creature comforts like cup holders!!!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"This car has seen us through much!!! Including 2 front end accidents and another smaller one, at which point I begged the insurance company not to total it!! What an amazing feeling to send our son's off to college in Virginia, have it returned for the next one etc etc. We are now planning on donating the car to charity or someone who needs a very safe vehicle…we are a volvo family (7) its the whole safety thing…maybe now that everyones off on their own I should find a midlife crisis car!!!"

20 YEARS, 335,000, (bought new)- I'll Miss "Vixen"

By on Thursday, February 26, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 335,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Great Engineering"

Cons: "Not much to look at, but so DEPENDABLE"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"My EE hubby thought I had lost it, when I bought "Vixen" in my 30's. My new 940 was boxy, boring, symbolic of either an old hippie or a republican. Fast forward 20 years, and my husband THANKS ME FOR MY 940 DECISION. The car has had some work done, granted, but the cost of ownership has been more than reasonable. Repairs have been higher than let's say a Toy, but if you do the math, she's been on the cheap to own 20 YEARS. "Vixen" is long in the tooth, and it's time for her "transition". I am in tears. I LOVE her boxy boring dependable self. (tear stained pillow) Our car doc this is one of the best models Volvo made. Goodbye old friend."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

If you can find an old 2.3L rear wheel Volvo

By on Sunday, June 29, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 170,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "A legendary vehicle that runs forever."

Cons: "Not a chick magnet."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"BUY IT! They still are out there. Anything well maintained under 200K is fine, and if you can chance upon a car around 150K, this is a car that you can easily drive for another 150K and maybe more. These are bland vehicles only if you consider comfort, stability at high speed,great brakes and legendary longevity boring. All parts are easily sourced at local stores or on the net. Most are cheap...ex. new rear rotors(2) and pads 78$ TOTAL! Calipers around 50$ea.Full cat back exhaust 179$....Most of the problems can be traced to relays/electrical...can be tricky to diagnose, but any decent volvo guy usually has it fixed in no time.The net is full of information and fixes for these models..they are LEGENDS! Once fully up to snuff, just drive and forget about problems...My last 740 went 240K with original starter,alternator...never an engine issue,never a tranny problem...Sold that car, and it still goes and goes...Reinvested in a newer(1993) 940 wagon....purchased cheap, with total go through I'm in about 2 grand..I plan on driving this car for at least the next 15 years...no problem. I get around 25-27 mpg on average, even with the wagon."

14 people out of 21 found this review helpful

Best vehicle I ever owned

By on Tuesday, June 17, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 277,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Decent on gas, easy to work on, very reliable"

Cons: "Never noticed this til now--zero cup holder"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought this car in 2008 with 178,000 for $1600. It needed a few parts to make it whole. Replaced fuses for interior and exterior lights. It ran rough so I replaced the mass flow meter. The water pump and radiator leaked so I replaced them as well as the timing belt. Almost six years and 99K miles later, this car runs like a champ! It currently has 277K miles. No oil leaks. It is the most comfortable car I've ever driven and one of the easiest cars to work on. Plugs/wires, cap/rotor, brakes, motor/transmission oil, coolant--all easy to change. The part cost are reasonable. I'm convinced this car will last another 100K miles easily."

10 people out of 12 found this review helpful

Love this car!!

By on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 264,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Cons: "No Cup Holders repairs can get pricey"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I absolutely love this car. This car has been in my family since I was 9 and now I'm 29. As with any car parts ware out and need to be replaced but this car has really been a trooper. With proper care it has handled 20 years of beach trips, 6 grand kids, and dog and never missed a beat. Although it's a wagon it handles more like well refined sedan. The cornering is excellent, the ride is very smooth and the seats even after 264k miles are still comfy and sportive on long trips. Being a Volvo it's very safe and sturdy car. Even though this is a wonderful car there are a few negatives. First and foremost who ever thought it was a good idea to make a family wagon with no cup holders was not thinking! The acceleration is not the best in world but remember this is a family station wagon not a Ferrari. The car is very reliable but eventually things break down and when they do repair bills get steep quick. On a more positive note the car is Very fuel efficient for what it is. I have achieved 27 mpg on long highway trips. I know that doesn't sound like allot when you compare it to a 40 mpg economy car but this is a 2 ton family wagon that was a luxury car in its day. I highly recommended this car to any one who is looking for a good solid reliable car that they can enjoy for years to come."

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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