Thursday 24th January 2013
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We would like you to write a review about your experience of the Volvo 240. If you owned one of these cars and had to replace any parts then let us know how the replacement parts performed when fitted. Leave your comments in the comments box below.

Volvo 240 Overview

The Volvo 240 is classed as a large family car and was produced by the Swedish automobile manufacturer Volvo Cars. This vehicle was in production from 1974-93 and was part of the Volvo 200 series. The Volvo 200 series was introduced in 1974 and the 240 was the best selling car of this series. The 200-series cars were a direct replacement for the 140 series with a very similar body design but improvements to the mechanics of the car. It was intended for the Volvo 700 series to replace the 200-series but it was actually the Volvo 850 that replaced the 200 series. These cars were very reliable, good value for money and very comfortable. They were also spacious and had good safety features now familiar to all Volvo cars. Does this sound like your experience of the 240?

Volvo 240 History

The Volvo 200 series consisted of the Volvo 240 and the Volvo 260. The Volvo 240 had 6 different variations available: 242L, 242DL, 244DL, 245L and 245DL. The 240 was available in saloon, estate and coupe variations. These cars featured some new safety features which made for a much safer car in the event of a crash. Although this car was similar in design to the previous 140 series, it had an all new front end which made it distinguishable from its predecessor. The most popular version of the 240 was the ‘station wagon’ estate car. The 240 ceased production in 1993 when it was replaced with the Volvo 850.

Model Types


Fuel Economy

The Volvo 240 was available in 1.8, 2.0, 2.1, 2.3, 2.6 and 2.9L petrol engines and 2.0 and 2.4L diesel engines. The diesel engines are the more economical of the available engines. Which engine did you have and how did it perform in terms of fuel economy? Remember to think about the fuel type, engine size and age of vehicle when considering fuel economy for a vehicle.


The Volvo 240 was available in 4 or 5 speed manual and 3 or 4 speed automatic, depending on the year of the car. Which gearbox did you have and how did you rate its performance? We have a section of our website dedicated to Volvo gearbox parts where you can search for your 240 gearbox parts today.


If you are looking for Volvo 240 parts then Breakeryard aim to help you find these parts at the lowest possible prices around. We have a comprehensive network of UK Breakers with new and used parts for all makes and models. Begin by entering your vehicle details in our part finder or you can check out our 240 parts page to locate those parts you need for your vehicle.