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Old 03-21-2005, 01:10   #1 (permalink)
Willie Bannister
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Re: RIP My 240; Whats the skinny on 740s

In article <J_cWd.56005$uc.55894@trnddc03>,
"James Sweet" <jamessweet@hotmail.com> wrote:

> > So I am off in search of another vehicle. the old school mechanic we
> > deal with has a 740 Wagon, circa 1990. and is asking about $1800....
> >
> > Another reliable vehicle (with functioning A/C) is a much more
> > attractive prospect than the nightmare scenario of a minivan and monthly
> > payments....
> >
> > Whats the general experience been with the 740 versus say 240?
> >
> > Opinions are greatly appreciated.

>
>
> They're mechanically much more similar than they are different. Suspension
> is setup different but in those respects they're equally reliable and about
> the same to work on, more space under the hood though and the hood will open
> fully vertical, nice feature.
>
> Interior is more complex, has more bells & whistles to break, but the air
> conditioning works better and the blower motor is MUCH easier to replace.
> The only thing I can think of to really watch out for is the headliner, if
> it's starting to sag that can be a big job to re-do, but a wagon is a lot
> easier than a sedan.
>
>


Thanks for the input....I've had conversation as well regarding a '91
940 wagon with a hair over 200K. this vehicle is, in essesnce, a slight
refinement of te 740, is it not???
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Old 03-21-2005, 01:10   #2 (permalink)
James Sweet
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Re: RIP My 240; Whats the skinny on 740s



> > They're mechanically much more similar than they are different.

Suspension
> > is setup different but in those respects they're equally reliable and

about
> > the same to work on, more space under the hood though and the hood will

open
> > fully vertical, nice feature.
> >
> > Interior is more complex, has more bells & whistles to break, but the

air
> > conditioning works better and the blower motor is MUCH easier to

replace.
> > The only thing I can think of to really watch out for is the headliner,

if
> > it's starting to sag that can be a big job to re-do, but a wagon is a

lot
> > easier than a sedan.
> >
> >

>
> Thanks for the input....I've had conversation as well regarding a '91
> 940 wagon with a hair over 200K. this vehicle is, in essesnce, a slight
> refinement of te 740, is it not???


Yes the differences between a late 740 and a 940 are trivial, many of the
body and interior parts are even compatible.


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