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Volvo 850 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 5-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 168 hp @ 6200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/27 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

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  • What's New for 1993

    740 replacement arrives with 168-horsepower inline five-cylinder engine. Dual airbags and ABS are standard. Automatic transmission has…

 
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  Average Consumer Rating (38 total reviews)


85 gls

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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.



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300,000 kms and still a

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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.




850 enigma

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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!)




Volvo: my pup pup

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Vehicle: 1993 Volvo 850 GLT 4dr Sedan

I have to start saying that i have driven many cars some were pretty bad uncomfortable, but this Volvo has been with me for a couple of months it is SO reliable tough, and still feel like it has the power when it first came out. Fun to drive and very comfortable in the inside, all my friends love being driven in it. i wish Volvo can continue making cars as just like this one. only thing i can complain is some parts are a little expensive depending what it is, i would only take it to a mechanic that my step dad knows for years ASE certified, wont trust any mechanic to fix it its like a baby after all these years now just got to fix my A/C and some minor interior damages. BEST CAR! hands down.




Great car

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Vehicle: 1993 Volvo 850 GLT 4dr Sedan

If you take care of them they take care of you. No real issues over 12 year and 160K miles. Change the timing belt, change the oil, if this was done the car will get an easy 200K.




Good car

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Vehicle: 1993 Volvo 850 GLT 4dr Sedan

I bought my car from a guy in Everett, used 168k, drove it home kept surging or cutting out turns out the intake tube was really warn and duct taped, it leaked and the air made the car run funny. Later found out the pass cv was bad, pass side motor mount broken, heater core bypassed.... Well after driving it for a while I think its worth fixing everything, even with a salvage title :) I noticed how a lot of people have been sayin the interior rattles, so did mine, come to find out my passenger side motor mount was bad when I got it, cv is going out and the belt squeals once and a while cause it chewed threw the rubber mount, still driving! All the newer model buttons plug and clip in



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
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  • 27
  • highway
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Full 1993 Volvo 850 Review

What's New for 1993

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.

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