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Buying a 240 DL wagon

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1975 - 1993 240
1983 - 1992 740
1982 - 1991 760
1986 - 1991 780
1990 - 1998 940
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Jaguar xjs
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Buying a 240 DL wagon

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Hello all. I bought a 96 850 turbo sedan a couple years ago and this site was vital to turning this car into my primary car. I have another question for you all.

I have been given the opportunity to purchase a 90 240 DL wagon from the original owner with only 32000 miles on the clock. He has all of the maintenance records since new and has maintained the car to factory recommended intervals.

The only thing I can find wrong with the car is the paint is faded which will polish out after hitting a small section, most of the rubber is due for replacement and the car is calling out for a stage zero rehab.

I've done a few days of reading but could not really find a good checklist on what to look for on these cars prior to purchase. Could any of you folks give some pointers on this model/year on what to really look for?

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Re: Buying a 240 DL wagon

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Search this forum. There are many threads addressing what to look for and avoid on 240 series Volvos. If you have looked only at 1990 year, expand the search.

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