Looking at a car....
I am about to purchase my second Volvo. Wife drives the '93 960 and I
need a car, and of course, a Volvo is on the top of the list. Heck!
it's the only car on the list! We live in fire-danger country so a
wagon will be handy in case of evacuations (two German Shepherds and
three cats). I wanted a stick and a 4 cyl. for economy and to put all
the power to the wheels (we live in the mountains).
I am going to check out a '90 240 estate (wagon... a 245 to be
technical). It is exactly what I was looking for- Wagon, white, 5
speed stick, with air. Although it has nearly 200,000 miles, it looks
great from the pics. Besides the usual things (under-door, rocker,
wheel well rust, leaks, knocks, rattles, steering looseness,
suspension response, radiator crust, and all the rest of what you
would check on any car) is there anything specific I should look for
with this model/year car? It has had a clutch done once and teh
radiator replaced, brakes and tires as well.
The car looks like a 240 (no chrome trim or moldings), but it has a
leather interior. Was leather an option, or is this actually a 240DL
(there were only those two options in 1990)?
Anyway- we go to look at it in a week (owners goping on vacation and
too far to rush over today). We will keep you posted, and TIA for any
It's going to be a long week's wait!
Randy & \ \/ /alerie's
'93 960 Estate
....and soon to have a
'90 240 estate