Volvo Repair Costs?

Discussion in 'Volvo 240' started by Elly, Jul 27, 2018.

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    Elly

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    Are the average costs for repairs on a 240 more expensive than other cars?

    I currently have a Honda Civic, but would love to return to driving a Volvo. I've just been warned that I am looking at spending more in repairs than might be worth it.

    Thoughts?
     
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    Arthur Dent

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    According to repairpal its about $477 per year on average. But that's if you pay a mechanic to do your repairs for you. In which that's kind of pointless because Volvo 240' are one of the easiest cars to work on ever. Although it will need a few more services than the old Honda in order to stay reliable.
    Personally I say go for it.
     
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    Repairs on a 240 are a bit more expensive than other cars of the same vintage but not by much. The real problem lies in the age of the car. No matter how well preserved, a car as old as a 240 will require a bunch of work to keep it reliable. It can be lot of fun though. I miss them.
     
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    Genuine Volvo parts are much more expensive than Honda parts. But they last forever. Make sure you use a Volvo expert to do complicated repairs to fuel injection system. Volvos are easy to work on for ordinary service and maintenance. There's little to go wrong with older Volvos. They're extremely well made. Good luck!
     
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