Re: RIP My 240; Whats the skinny on 740s
In article <J_cWd.56005$uc.55894@trnddc03>,
"James Sweet" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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???