240 Wagon, which year, model?

Discussion in 'Volvo 240' started by Franz Bestuchev, Jun 24, 2005.

  1. I've got a guy who can locate cars for me and go to the auctions and such.
    I'd like to get a 240 Wagon, but I'm looking for modern conveniences and
    even something kind of *peppy*...so that's like early 90s?

    I'd prefer an automatic but whichever transmission is most likely to be
    bullet proof would be preferred.

    I know about the wiring harness problem, are there others I need to have a
    specific look at? I can do a decent amount of my own maintenance, is this
    car easy to work on?

    Much appreciated.
    Franz Bestuchev, Jun 24, 2005
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  2. Franz Bestuchev

    James Sweet Guest

    Well unless you get a turbo, which were only made from '80 to '85, then they
    all have the exact same engine, you can do a few mods to make it more peppy
    though but mechanically the cars from '86 to '93 are virtually identical.

    While I strongly prefer manual myself, both the manual and automatic
    transmissions used in all 80's and newer 240's are about as close to
    bulletproof as you'll get.

    The wiring harness is a problem, though thankfully it's also a fairly easily
    identified and corrected problem, and only an issue up through '88 or so. As
    for ease of working on, there's a few things that are difficult, but overall
    I can't think of an easier car to work on than a 240, at least as far as
    cars of the same general era go. You can do just about anything with a
    couple 10, 12 and 13 mm wrenches, a small socket set and some screwdrivers.
    James Sweet, Jun 25, 2005
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