Re: 1995 440 GL
Okay, thanks alot guys, i am looking forward to driving my "new" used volvo.
"David Balfour" <email@example.com> skrev i en meddelelse
>> I'm far from a mechanical expert, but in my experience (on two 95 440s),
>> it's the annoying little things that go wrong: dashboard bulbs, electric
>> aerial, courtesy light etc. The 440s were never as tough as the "proper"
>> Volvos but I think the electrics were a particular weakness.
> Give the gearbox a good work out as well. We've had three 440's and the
> only complaint I have with them is the gearbox can get hard to engage as
> the miles increase.
> Other than that, there are no specifics I can think of. I've never felt
> the electronics were that weak on these cars, my 240 is worse, but do have
> a good look at the central locking - make sure the key fits all the locks!
> Instrument bulbs too, as Richard said, tend to go and aren't that easy to
> Build quality is not quite up to the standard of the 'old' Volvo's, but
> it's better than the equivalent Ford, Vauxhall, VW stuff of that era. So
> check the trim is all in place. If it's had any impact it will show in the
> bumpers - they are hard to put on properly after they've become deformed.
> They're good cars, just be careful with the back end going fast in the
> wet. I'm on my third 440, I crashed the last two. First one died because I
> lost it on a corner and ploughed into a tree, second one died because I
> was hit on the motorway and the insurers wrote it off. Safe as houses
> though, I didn't feel a thing either time and they were both 'big' shunts.
> The radios got better by 1995 too :)