Here’s Why Old Volvos Last Forever

  • Published: 08 May 2019
  • Here’s Why Old Volvos Last Forever, car review and car tour with Scotty Kilmer. Old Volvo car. Car show off contest winner Jean-Pierre and his 1988 Volvo 740. This 31 year old car has over 255,000 miles on it and is still running strong. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 51 years.

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  • Scotty Kilmer
    Scotty Kilmer   1 months back

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    • Roy boy
      Roy boy  1 months back

      Good job Scotty

    • YouTubing News on a Budget
      YouTubing News on a Budget  1 months back

      @Nelson Flexing I have a 2002 Honda for 1400 bucks cash nothing wrong with it had transmission rebuild have paperwork to prove it.. car needs bushes and shocks make a little sound when going over little bump.. it could use a paint job.. my wife was the only owner of this car.. she took good care of her old Honda..

    • YouTubing News on a Budget
      YouTubing News on a Budget  1 months back

      I have a 1998 Toyota Camry only had 60,000 miles when I bought it now miles is at 75,000 everything works on car, its all original besides window tent.. I would like to show it on your channel..

    • Mark Runyon
      Mark Runyon  1 months back

      maybe timing?The cables are hot because the engine is locking up.Trouble shoot it before you do more damage.

    • Iron Man NB
      Iron Man NB  1 months back

      Mr. Mike what about the fog lights...:)

  • Ivan Chiang
    Ivan Chiang  2 days back

    Thank you. I have Volvo 940. I love it since day one. It drives comfortable, easy to maintain, feel safe and solid and reliable it meet all my expectation

    • Prince Duties
      Prince Duties  6 days back

      My 2016 don’t have heated mirros. Lol

      • Viktor Sundström
        Viktor Sundström  6 days back

        I love old Volvo’s

        • SwedischMuscleCars
          SwedischMuscleCars  3 weeks back

          Did a road trip with a 960 with 687 000 km thrue europa

          • Paul Johnson
            Paul Johnson  3 weeks back

            Jean-Pierre sounds a lot like the guy who runs the BicycleDutch channel.

            • القرعة
              القرعة  3 weeks back

              old cars were tough and built like a tank. I feel sorry for nowadays garbage

              • Marinus Antonius
                Marinus Antonius  4 weeks back

                The first years on the road they were only driven by elderly people to the socialist club.

                • HDD
                  HDD  4 weeks back

                  My uncle has this car 😄

                  • Bill Petersen
                    Bill Petersen  4 weeks back

                    When we had kids. I sold my wife's, Tercel. Bought a 240 wagon, for her. One day, she turned in front of a cement truck. Both passenger doors were caved in. Car was up on two wheels. My daughter, was in a car seat, on that side. She was fine. The old tin box Tercel was fun to drive, but.... That truck bumper was quite high. The Volvo, still drove straight, after this. Kept it for a few weeks, for the novelty. Then bought her another one. Currently, i have two, manual 97 850awd wagons, with 2.3 turbos. (locking rear differential in the snow, is a blast)

                    • randall jr Benoit
                      randall jr Benoit  4 weeks back

                      Sounds like a forklift intake....

                      Engine sounds like a forklift...

                      Had a couple buddies who are brothers they owned these exactly here in usa they were slant inline 4's and 1 of them the engine blew at 360k tbe turbo 740 hit the wall on the freeway & the other wagon na still runs & will be a BASS ride soon!

                      • Bob the Hat King
                        Bob the Hat King  4 weeks back

                        Great video. I wanna see his 1981 Cadillac too!

                        • Игорь Базовой

                          Вольво 7 и 9 серии это МАШИНЫ !!!!

                          • 10poundnote
                            10poundnote  4 weeks back

                            I would like that Volvo.

                            • Ohem1
                              Ohem1  1 months back

                              So what's the channel of the Volvo presenter?

                              • johnthursday2
                                johnthursday2  1 months back

                                he forgot the best thing, the in the bumper there is a single giant piece of steel, i had the 200hp rwd 740 torbocharged, best car i ever had and lasted 300000 km!

                                • kerbside motors
                                  kerbside motors  1 months back


                                  • H H
                                    H H  1 months back

                                    I love these old cars that lasts decades.

                                    • David Green
                                      David Green  1 months back

                                      Nobody would want to steal one?

                                      • adddan123
                                        adddan123  1 months back

                                        Tumme ned för att du valde att använda miles och gallonn

                                        • Steve Freeman
                                          Steve Freeman  1 months back

                                          i have a 1990 volvo 760 gle with 2.8l v6. I live in Stratford Ontario and the car has no rust and is original paint. it has 180000 miles on it. Very old school. Fuel injection and electronic ignition and an asin warner automatic same as the toyota cressida.

                                          • LedZeppelin 1987
                                            LedZeppelin 1987  1 months back

                                            They last long maybe because they‘re developed from the reliable 240 series drivetrain. Wich is basically a 1950’s construction.

                                            They needed nearly ten years of time until the well engineered 700 series was presented. Except the shitty glovebox and the (coloured) interior plastic parts (red blue green and tan, not black.. ) nearly every part is much heavier built than it has to be.

                                            Until 1988 it’s construction was improved (engine, electrical system, rust resistance) and with some minor design changes it was produced until 1998 known as the 940.

                                            • Micke
                                              Micke  1 months back

                                              Best car ever built! Wish they could do a remake of it. Use simple tech and sell it cheap! No damn electronics as todays new cars are littered with!

                                              • Malcy Maclennan
                                                Malcy Maclennan  1 months back

                                                I'm actually disappointed man I was excited as I thought you were doing a video on volvo, just some dude talking it was very boring.
                                                Maybe you done it already I'm fairly new to the channel, awesome though!

                                                • Jeff
                                                  Jeff  1 months back

                                                  Ok im lookin for an old volvo

                                                  • Mani Dominguez
                                                    Mani Dominguez  1 months back

                                                    I love my 1987 Volvo 245! (240 estate)
                                                    32 years young and my daily driver

                                                    • Digi tal
                                                      Digi tal  1 months back

                                                      Owning a Volvo in Sweden is like owning a Ford in the states... easy access to parts.

                                                      • J A Z Z P E R
                                                        J A Z Z P E R  1 months back

                                                        Driving behind it stinks very much. Thank you.

                                                        • Xanthuum Nihyr
                                                          Xanthuum Nihyr  1 months back

                                                          Newer car could last as long as this one with some care if people weren't getting rid of their car every 5y

                                                          • KRAZEEIZATION
                                                            KRAZEEIZATION  1 months back

                                                            I love Volvo cars. I had a V70 D5 from 2004 I bought used and it has 256,000 miles on it now. I got a mint 2004 V70 2.0T recently with 62,000 miles, full service history. Drives like a new car! Has the best sounding stereo I’ve ever heard. It cost me €150 and runs silk smooth. Modern cars are rubbish, I know full well I work in the industry!!!

                                                            • JackTheBlackCat
                                                              JackTheBlackCat  1 months back

                                                              Thank you man for recording that amazing review. I'm a teenager(16) and can't wait to drive a car when I get my licence. In my country we can only take driver licences when we're 17. I was thinking to buy a volvo for my first car, either volvo 240 or 7 or something. Tbh I love old cars a lot

                                                              • Ryōan Nazuk
                                                                Ryōan Nazuk  1 months back

                                                                0:06 Come on Scotty! At least clean of the bird droppings off the hood before you film and post to the internet!

                                                                • My Edited Life
                                                                  My Edited Life  1 months back

                                                                  I had a GL model with air conditioning and a manual my first car! 2009...

                                                                  • JOSUE DAVILA
                                                                    JOSUE DAVILA  1 months back

                                                                    Sweet volvo

                                                                    • Tom Kruze
                                                                      Tom Kruze  1 months back

                                                                      I owned a 1986 Volvo 760 when I was a kid. Great car!!!

                                                                      • Rod Anderson
                                                                        Rod Anderson  1 months back

                                                                        I owned a 740 GL approximately 20 years ago, and it was a great car. It was reliable, comfortable, simple to work on, and drove very well. Unfortunately it was fitted with an electric overdrive that could be engaged or dis-engaged via a button an the shift lever, and for whatever reason, likely the solenoid, the overdrive ceased working? As a result I sold the car, which, had it not been for the overdrive problem, I would have likely kept for a lot longer? I currently own a 2004 Volvo V50 T5, which is a great car, and which I intend keeping until it expires completely.

                                                                        • Making it Happend
                                                                          Making it Happend  1 months back

                                                                          The 740 is a nice car, but my favorite is 240 and my dream car is 121.

                                                                          • Making it Happend
                                                                            Making it Happend  1 months back

                                                                            In all honesty. Volvo of the older models is thirsty.

                                                                            • LedZeppelin 1987
                                                                              LedZeppelin 1987  1 months back

                                                                              Making it Happend they use about 9 till 12 Ltr. / 100km with the same engine type as shown in the video. This is not much. Compare it to a modern Fiat cinquecento wich uses about 7 Ltr... And the volvo is five times bigger ...

                                                                          • Making it Happend
                                                                            Making it Happend  1 months back

                                                                            The K-jetronic wasn't really that good.

                                                                            • Making it Happend
                                                                              Making it Happend  1 months back

                                                                              @LedZeppelin 1987 I know. That's why I always fix my cars myself. Workshops are not reliable, they are careless.

                                                                            • LedZeppelin 1987
                                                                              LedZeppelin 1987  1 months back

                                                                              This car has a Bosch LH 2.2 electronic fuel injection.... The LH is a precise and reliable injection system.

                                                                              The K-Jetronic is one of the most reliable injection systems ever built. Only bad or no maintaining the car or the „care“ of lousy mechanics will cause bigger failures with the k-jet.

                                                                          • Jiyan Chammo
                                                                            Jiyan Chammo  1 months back

                                                                            411561 T km 😎✌🏻 full respect

                                                                            • Big E
                                                                              Big E  1 months back

                                                                              This was a great and well informed video. Thank you

                                                                              • Kakarot
                                                                                Kakarot  1 months back

                                                                                Before cars were made to 5-10yrs and bye bye..

                                                                                • Johnny Austdal
                                                                                  Johnny Austdal  1 months back

                                                                                  I am the only one that have used a rubberband as timing-belt because the timing belt broke?

                                                                                  I cant be the only one

                                                                                  • franko
                                                                                    franko  1 months back

                                                                                    my 2015 (modern advanced ) v40 doesn't have a temperature gauge or oil pressure gauge, why because Volvo now best, ???

                                                                                    • johan eriksson
                                                                                      johan eriksson  1 months back

                                                                                      in sweden we call it drift car.

                                                                                      • super gizmo
                                                                                        super gizmo  1 months back

                                                                                        Everything is easy to reach. Then pick up the yellow pen that is stuck under your driver seat it was clearly visible in the video

                                                                                        • Sámel
                                                                                          Sámel  1 months back

                                                                                          3.15 that is for the heat on the back window* no mirrors :)

                                                                                          • dillertroels
                                                                                            dillertroels  1 months back

                                                                                            It is a combo button, turns on both rear window and mirrorheaters.

                                                                                        • Jesper Staaf
                                                                                          Jesper Staaf  1 months back

                                                                                          Svenssons livs! ❤️