by tlewis333 on Apr 17, 2012 Vehicle: 1993 Volvo 850 GLT 4dr Sedan
i bought the car super cheap and put a chunk of money in it immediately to be assured that it was good for the long haul.
Water pump and timing belt were done along with a host of things that 19 years and 138,000 miles could cause.
So far, 2 months and 3,000 miles later, it is still humming along and a great city/ touring car.
i hope to update the report in a year with more of the same.
by JT from Canada on Nov 14, 2010 Vehicle: 1993 Volvo 850 GLT 4dr Sedan
My 850GLT is the 6th car I have owned, and by far the best. I've been driving it for 13 years, and it has never let me down. The body is impeccable, having no rust whatsoever. Find a good Volvo mechanic who doesn't over charge for repairs, and you've got it made with this car. No unusual repairs required, only routine maintenance, with a new timing belt being a bit pricey. Overall, cheap to run.
by duke_wa on Sep 26, 2010 Vehicle: 1993 Volvo 850 GLT 4dr Sedan
This car is one of the best values we've ever purchased in a used car. However, after almost 5 years of ownership, I must say that it is bittersweet. The maintenance costs are astronomical! I would estimate over $2,000 per year in maintenance and repairs. It is built like a tank and has the most comfortable seats I have ever experienced. On the highway, we get 27 mpg! (imperial gallon!)
740 replacement arrives with 168-horsepower inline five-cylinder engine. Dual airbags and ABS are standard. Automatic transmission has Economy and Sport shift modes, as well as a winter second-gear start feature. Car meets 1997 side-impact standards, traction control is optional and sedans have standard integrated child safety seats. Wagon not available.