The design of the Volvo 240 was always a bit controversial. No matter what body style you choose, sedan, two-door or wagon, what you got was basically a tin box with four wheels and an engine up front. Even with the turbocharged engine, the Volvo 240 wasn’t a fast car, just because it looked so boring.
On a positive note, the boxy shape proved to be practical and dependable, giving Volvo a stellar reputation. Although a lot of people like those old Volvos, this car doesn’t have a design language. It is just flat lines and a boxy look.