Volvo 440 – Review – 440, a very decent drive

14 Apr 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Volvo 440 – Review – 440, a very decent drive

Volvo 440

Advantages: Cheap to buy and Readily Available, Can Cram a lot it

Disadvantages: Not especially good

Traditionally, when you think of you think of old men in caps, sitting in the lane of a motorway, doing 50. So a might not be an obvious choice of but it’s a dark horse can serve you well.

The 440 series of are now very cheap, you can pick up a one form anywhere between to Ј700. I’ve had two 440’s purchased for Ј400 with 70,000 miles on the clock. this amount of mileage be a concern, but for a decent Volvo, only just getting up.

The 440 are a spacious, easy to drive and reliable. They come all manner of specifications, from a runner to one with all the electrical such as heated seats, windows and sunroof and trip Like any car, things go wrong with them time-to-time, but this is usually to the age of the car; such as a battery after a cold night.

It’s not uncommon to see 440’s, or any for that matter, with 200,000 miles on the clock and running well.

There are variants of the 440; I’d recommend a 1.8; it’s more powerful than the 1.6 but to insure than the 2.0 petrol As a side note, the 2.0 liter have a lot of power, even an one will shift when you to put your foot down!

For a smaller car, the 440 is a bit of a tardis, hatch back style and folding rear seats you can pack a whole lot of stuff one of these machines. The suspension and engine sizes mean the vehicle wont struggle, with a heavy load.

There are a few problems to be aware of buying 440’s. Because of age the electrical system is prone to a common one to watch out for is that seats might not work or lights might not function as a good look and test will give you an idea of how the car works.

Rust can build the arches easily so check Another place to check for is at the fuel filler.

Seals at the back end can perish so for any moisture in the boot space and check the spare wheel in the boot to make sure no water buildup.

Spare are readily available for 440’s if major should go wrong and not massively expensive. I purchased a ECU for an old Volvo and paid Ј35 for one stripped an scrapped unit an it worked

The 440 is a fine car and provided you dont driving around in one it’ll you very well, a good of thumb is to ask yourself; when was the time you saw one broken down on the of the road?

Summary: A cheap, workhorse that wont let you

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