Are the Volvo 240 series a good car? I think they are 4 cylinders. I seem to recall these being one of the high mileage gassers

Friend of mine is looking around 1983-1989 vintage.

Are they easy to work on?  Any stories?

Biggest problem I know of is that in the "salt belt" like Pittsburgh, a 20+ year old Volvo will be NOTHING but rust superficially as well as the chassis and will have disintegrated or be ready to at the slightest excuse. They are VERY reliable cars and pretty easy to work on.

Marshall Booth Ph.D.
Ass't Prof. (ret.)
Univ of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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