240 with 185,000 miles - concern?

Discussion in 'Volvo 240' started by rastlouis, Jul 13, 2005.

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    rastlouis Guest

    Made an offer on an early 90s 240 with around 185,000 miles. Single
    owner, well maintained, good records, runs well. Should I be
    concerned? If I can get another 75-100k miles out of it I'd be really
    happy. Thanks.
    rastlouis, Jul 13, 2005
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    Steve Guest


    Not even the Volvo techs here with years of experience can look inside the
    car and see failures coming in 28,287 miles!
    The best you can do is be careful and you are being very careful.

    It sounds ok to me, my biggest fear is the trans in old cars, but anything
    can go--drive gently use sensible maintance and you are doing the best that
    one can!
    Steve, Jul 13, 2005
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    James Sweet Guest

    It's impossible to say from the mileage, 240's are well known for going 300K
    or more, but that's certainly not to say nothing will ever go wrong. I
    regularly work on a few ranging from 120K to 270K and generally the lower
    mileage one has more issues, probably wasn't as well maintained.
    James Sweet, Jul 14, 2005
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    rastlouis Guest

    Thanks for your thoughts.
    My offer was accepted and I'm getting the car (92 wagon) for a
    reasonable price. I brought it into a Volvo mechanic who has given it
    a clean bill of health. Compression on the engine was very good, no
    mechanical issues to speak of except a sticking handbrake which will be
    Looking forward to Volvo ownership!
    rastlouis, Jul 14, 2005
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    dragon Guest

    Good luck with your "new to you" Volvo... You mind telling us the reasonable

    dragon, Jul 15, 2005
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    rastlouis Guest

    "reasonable" is a relative term, I know. I paid $1700 cdn for it
    (about $1200 US?). Original asking price was 2.5 times that. I'm very
    pleased with my purchase.
    rastlouis, Jul 15, 2005
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    Steve Guest

    Dude...Sounds like a STEAL!
    (hope that does not jinx you)
    2 years with not too many problems and it owes you NOTHING!

    Good Luck!
    Steve, Jul 15, 2005
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    doc Guest

    Congrats Robert!

    BTW, at today's exchange rate $1700 CDN = $1392.56 USD--or roughly
    $1,400 USD.

    I looked at the pics you sent me and still think it was a very good


    doc, Jul 17, 2005
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