I drive an older Volvo 240, if I am not making it faster I have nothing else to do. I have already replaced the 5 things that could possibly brake did complete suspension + bushings all around, engine overhaul with all new gaskets and seals, brakes, and all the front end parts. Best 500.00 I ever spent.
I tried Volvo, a '01 V70XC to be exact, it's been sitting in the same spot in my driveway for about 4 months now. Mechanically it's a great car, ran perfect, didn't burn or leak oil, drove great, needs new bushings in the rear end but that's normal maintenance. The reason why it was parked, is the electric throttle sensor went out, I bought a rebuild kit for it and fallowed the directions and it all worked perfectly. BUT I guess the car had been messing up for so long, it corrupted the computer program in the car so it needs a new program uploaded. I guess Volvo are a pain to work on for the reason of everything has to be done at a dealer. My brother found a program online (on a Volvo forum) and he is going to try and upload it to the car. So far I am NOT impressed with Volvo. I have heard a lot of good things about their older vehicles, so maybe their newer cars are junk???
This is also why I would never own a newer VW, I guess a dealer is about the only one that can work on them too
Edited by BTS, February 07, 2018 - 11:28 PM.