Best Used Car Ever!!!
By CindyMac on Sunday, February 21, 2016
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 249,950
overall rating 10 of 10rating details
- Overall Rating
Pros: "Last Forever, comfortable, best used car!"
Cons: "No cup holders, getting old/rusty."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"We bought our 1993 Volvo Station Wagon, Dory (she is blue, and she "just keeps swimming" ) used about 14 years ago (2002) when she had about 145,000 miles. She is about to reach 250,000 miles. When we purchased her we paid.....drum roll....$3,000. We use her for mostly around town, though lately my husband has been driving her round trip to his work, 20 miles each way. Dory is a very comfortable car for her age, and the car fits both him and myself well - he is 6'5" and I am 5'5" - she has had her issues - we recently put in about $2,500 worth of fixes, which included the drive chain (it rusted through) new brakes, something to do with the steering, and a bunch of other small electrical items, but we are trying to eke out her last years while we have two in college.
She is now driving with a much tighter feel in her steering since the fixes, and it is fun to drive her. Even though she is rear wheel drive, she does fine with snow tires in the Winter. I have noticed that parts of her are rusting (I can see rust inside the door where it meets the frame when closed - you can't see it when the door is closed.) While Volvos are known to be very safe, it is getting to the point where newer cars have many more safety features, like Electronic Stability Control, and a passenger air bag. We have bought other used cars, but she is the one who just keeps on going. It was great when our kids were young, and as a car to learn driving in for our kids. She needs attention, just like any other car, but the transmission and engine have been fantastic, and for such an old car in New England, her body is holding up well. This is a great car!"
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