Used Car of the Day: 1998 Volvo V90

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

used car of the day 1998 volvo v90

Is it wagon time? It's always wagon time around these parts. And this 1998 Volvo V90 is one of fewer than 10,000 produced. It's one of the last rear-drive Volvo wagons that was built entirely in Sweden.

Despite its relative rarity, the seller wants just $3,850. Underhood sits a 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder engine. The owner claims that the car is in excellent condition, with no rust and only a single interior light bulb not working. The timing belt and cylinder head have been replaced recently.

Our seller says the car has been very well maintained and that he or she has meticulously tracked service records.

The seller says that the car has high mileage, but I didn't see the exact number in the ad.

Go check it out here if a rear-drive wagon of Swedish descent is your cup of tea.

[Image: Seller]

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  • MaintenanceCosts MaintenanceCosts on Mar 02, 2023

    These have a lot of charm, but this one would need a lot of work to be charming. Quality repaint, reupholstery, and no doubt replacement of virtually the entire suspension and all the rubber parts on the car. And all that work and you'd have a car no one would pay more than a few thousand to buy.

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    • MaintenanceCosts MaintenanceCosts on Mar 03, 2023

      Clearcoat is shot, the leather has deep cracks, and the touch points are all worn out.

  • Steve Jacobs Steve Jacobs on Mar 03, 2023

    We had and '90 850 turbo that taught us why Volvos are so safe. It's hard to be killed in a car that won't start. A complete lemon back then... I shudder to think of now.

  • Steve Jacobs Steve Jacobs on Mar 03, 2023

    I may have the exact models or year wrong but the car was a mess

  • Cbpitt01 Cbpitt01 on Mar 04, 2023

    Your story was written March 2. The link in your story takes you to a post on, where the car was listed for sale on March 1. You say the mileage isn’t listed. It isn’t in the original post, but page down a couple of inches, and right there, also posted on March 1, is the mileage - 282,000.