The Cars

1991 Volvo 240 Sedan

This was my first wife’s pick and a car she dreamed about for several years before we purchased it. It was another roomy, comfortable sedan and good family car. I have to admit, I just never really cared for it. It went with my ex- as part of our divorce settlement and was later ruined by Hurricane Katrina.

This is the only photo I have of this car. I cannot place the date or location of the photo.

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1991 Volvo 240 Sedan Specifications

Purchased: – From regional dealer, 1996, Atlanta, Georgia, about 80,000 miles
– Went with first wife in divorce property settlement, October 2001.
– Totaled by salt-water flooding during Hurricane Katrina, August 29, 2005, Gautier, Mississippi
Features: – 4-cylinder 2.4 Liter engine
– Silver-Grey with white/maroon leather interior
– Automatic Transmission
– Air Conditioning
– Power Steering
– Power Windows
– Heated Front Seats
– Moon Roof with Wind spoiler
– Cruise Control
– AM/FM Cassette Stereo
– Front Airbags
Comments: Comfortable driving car, heated seats were very nice in the wintertime.
External Reference: Wikipedia Entry for Volvo 200 Series
Fact Sheet for 1991 Volvo 240

1991 Volvo 240 Sedan Factory Brochure

Cover page for the 1991 Volvo Factory brochure. This covered all models produced by Volvo in this model year.

The manufacturer emphasized solid engineering and safety.

General description of the series features.

Specifications and options available for the model year.

Gratuitous large fold out of all Volvo models for 1991.

As comfortable and reliable as this car was, I have to say it was my least favorite of all the cars I’ve owned.


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1979 MG Midget 1500
1980 Chevrolet Chevette 4 door Hatchback
1988 Isuzu LS SpaceCab Pickup Truck
1976 Alfa Romeo Alfetta 1.6 Four Door Sedan
1978 Mercedes Benz 200D 4 Door Sedan
1991 Volvo 240 Sedan
2004 Isuzu Rodeo LS SUV
2000 Volkswagen New Beetle GL 2 Door Hatchback
2009 Nissan Versa 1.8S Hatchback
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2015 Jeep Cherokee “Latitude”
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  1. […] basis over an eleven year period for family visits. My more memorable trips were made with the MG Midget  I briefly owned, but ghosts of my frequent commutes are everywhere along the I-5 […]

    March 26, 2015
  2. docreport said:

    Yikes, trying to comment and somehow ended up in your WordPress control panel. That was weird!

    So anyway, found someone that’s owned a few cars like me,although I have ya beat by around 20 LOL.

    Read most of your R. Garwood story. Geez that sucks.

    January 2, 2016

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