Volvo 940 SE Automatic Estate
Bullet Proof 2.0 Litre B200E Engine
4 Speed Automatic Transmission
Blue Heated Cloth Interior
Full 12 Months MOT until September 2021
For sale is a classic Volvo 940 SE Estate. It is the 'Catalyser' and 'LamdaSond' model.
These are legendary cars which are now gaining cult status. Cavernous loading capacity. No-nonsense, simple mechanicals. Built like an old battle tank.
High specification model with:
Heated Front Seats
Electric Windows x 4
Electric Door Mirrors
Front Headlight Wipers
Mechanically, this is one of the most reliable classic Volvo models you can buy. It starts first turn of the key. Idles in the correct manner once up to temperature. No fluid leaks. No overheating, even when sitting in M25 traffic for over an hour on a hot day.
168k miles, which is just running in for one of these 'B200E' engines. These are simple and robust units, with not much to go wrong. Not overloaded with technology or sensors. From an era where you could tinker and do home repairs.
It pulls well in every gear, with no hesitation. Whilst this won't be giving a modern PoleStar a run for its money, the old girl keeps up with modern traffic and happily sits at motorway speeds. There is something reassuring and comforting when driving these old 940 estates. They get you where you need to go, and you just drive in a relaxed manner.
The gearbox is solid and the gear changes are smooth. You would find it hard to believe that this car is 30 years old from the way it drives.
The suspension wafts along nicely, soaking up any bumps in the road.
Brakes and good stop the big tank as they should. At higher speeds you can feel a slight shudder when braking, but nothing major and no mention on the MOT.
Talking of MOT, there were only three advisories: One was for an engine oil leak (which seems like old residue, as not noticed any leaks). One advisory for the rear lights which have the reverse light lens covers missing and the final one for a seatbelt unit's plastic cover. Not bad for a car of this age. I have seen 5 year old motors with more advisories!
Overall, it is in decent condition. There is no rust or rot on the bodywork. Marks, blemishes and stone chips as to be expected of the age. A few scuffs here and there on the doors, and some on the bumpers. But generally tidy and presentable. The NSF headlamp wiper is missing.
Interior is tight and solid, and as you would expect from this era of Volvo, it has worn the miles very well. All present and in one piece. The driver's seat has some wear not he bolster and on the seat base, which has a car seat cover. The rest of the seats are free from rips or tears. These are like sitting in your favourite sofa at home. The seats and carpets would benefit from a wet vac and deep clean to get them looking proper.
Everything works as it should. There are no warning lights on the dashboard cluster.
Comes with: One Key, Volvo Folder, Volvo Handbook, MOT Certificate, V5 Logbook
Located in Shinfield, Berkshire, RG2 post code. Please call me on 07984 395400.