The good old Volvo 240 has long been a coveted classic. The big 900 series has had a hard time so far, but is recognizable on the way there. The desire for well-kept specimens is growing, the prices are slowly rising. Anyone who has always had a large Swedish station wagon on their wish list shouldn't wait too long before making a purchase decision.
Robust and a little rough
Volvo offered the 900 series from 1990 to 98. The station wagon was seen as an alternative to the established German providers, and anyone who thought an Opel Omega was too bourgeois and a Mercedes T-model too luxurious turned to the Swedes. The 945 offered a lavish amount of cargo space, the utility was high. The brand's safety image also played a role in the purchase. One always had the notion that the large series could also have a long service life. The Volvo made an honest impression, was more rough and rough than elegant, but it had the gene of longevity in it.
The Volvo runs and runs
The petrol and turbo engines were not particularly economical with fossil energy either. But extremely durable if you allow them a minimum supply. High mileage, even beyond 700.000 kilometers, is less the exception than the rule.
The 900 series, the last representative of the rear-wheel drive era at Volvo, has sailed in the wake of the 240 with fans in recent years. The classic par excellence, with rising prices and growing popularity. The 940 the wallflower that was perhaps too big, too modern and too serious for true love.
But times change. Prices are still at the bottom, but the trend is rising. In Sweden, a 945 Turbo was auctioned for an almost sensational price, but it is still cheap beyond all romance. The Volvo can be considered a rarity, which also explains its price. A mileage of less than 100.000 kilometers is almost never found.
Rarely and prices go up
Being built in 1997, the station wagon with the enormous loading volume is a later representative of its class, that it comes from the first hand, also counts. 1 Swedish kronor, plus buyer's premium, reports that Auction house. € 12.800 for an old station wagon from Gothenburg, which plays with its utility value every upper and middle class SUV on the wall.
The prices are likely to rise further, the problem will be to find a copy on your own. In Germany, only one Volvo 945 is currently listed on a major portal. One! He too has less than 100.000 kilometers on the clock.
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