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Volvo 240 wagon my DD
« on: September 22, 2009, 04:45:22 PM »
Here's my beauty.......OK maybe not but she is reliable!


By the way she only has 267,000 on her......

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Re: Volvo 240 wagon my DD
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2009, 04:48:20 PM »
All 240 are beautiful in their own way!
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Re: Volvo 240 wagon my DD
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2009, 05:00:36 PM »
270K -- heck TR, she's just "broke-in". Those things are bullet proof and you can actually still work on them -- imagine that!

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Re: Volvo 240 wagon my DD
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2009, 06:25:34 PM »
I like the simplicity and pragmatism of the design. Those are a wonderful example of what can be done.   :wow:
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Re: Volvo 240 wagon my DD
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2009, 06:36:44 PM »
They show the ideals we should have stayed with.
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Re: Volvo 240 wagon my DD
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2009, 11:11:41 PM »
Finally I can fess up to owning a 240!

A '90 finally sent to the junkyard with over 315k on it.  It was rusty underneath and the trans went.  At the time I only had a one car garage and a dirt driveway so I made the tough decision.


It only took me two weeks to decide I couldn't live without it, so many of its parts live on in this '92, which now has 295k.


Somewhere in there I also happened upon this '76 with <100k.  I couldn't just let it go to someone else...  :-)

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Re: Volvo 240 wagon my DD
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2009, 11:40:31 PM »
Man you got it bad!By the way I dig the '76........and all the turbo rims you are rollin' on! :cat:

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Re: Volvo 240 wagon my DD
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2009, 11:52:33 PM »
I really like that 76! That is one nice car.

Since JAFE has admitted to a liking for Citroen 2CV's we can't pick on any one about any other car.






Besides I've had a few Volvos in my time as well.

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Re: Volvo 240 wagon my DD
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2009, 12:10:36 AM »
The 2CV is car. Just basic car. Everything has a function and purpose.

I also like the older Volvos quite a bit up until they became yupmobiles.
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Re: Volvo 240 wagon my DD
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2009, 12:16:23 AM »
JAFE I just have to pick on you about that due to the way most Americans feel about them.

The story behind them and the engineering always intrigued me. They were not designed for American roads but they preformed well in the situation they were designed for.
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Re: Volvo 240 wagon my DD
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2009, 01:48:36 AM »
They were the French equivalent of a farmers SUV design philosophy wise. The French went as nuts for them as the hippies went for the Beetle. It's really too bad the French didn't have more international success with it - IMO the car deserved it.
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Re: Volvo 240 wagon my DD
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2009, 01:56:56 AM »
I dunno I saw them in a lot of the former French colonies around the world. Ramshackle held together with bamboo and twine but still running.
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Re: Volvo 240 wagon my DD
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2009, 02:17:26 AM »
I believe the key phrase there was French colonies.
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Re: Volvo 240 wagon my DD
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2009, 03:47:38 AM »
True very true, I came to respect their endurence. Later Citroins however failed to be as rugged.
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Re: Volvo 240 wagon my DD
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2009, 10:53:23 AM »
The 2CV is car. Just basic car. Everything has a function and purpose.

I also like the older Volvos quite a bit up until they became yupmobiles.


I saw a surprisingly perfect 2CV the other day.  I think they are really interesting but I don't think I could bring myself to own a French car!

My parents went to Volvos when BMW became too expensive "yupmobiles" (we had 2002s but no 3 series - our first new Volvo was a '78), so I grew up with them.   Now we have seven of them ranging from '61 to '94.  Someday when I am at my parents' house I'll get some decent pics of the older ones and post them up.

I've tried to get away from the 240s, but I always return.  There is no other combination that I have found quite as useful, user friendly, durable and easy to work on.  Plus, I have a garage full of parts for them...