My brother and sister drove Volvos as their first cars, and the tradition continued with me. My parents have always been big fans of Volvo since 19 years ago when they bought their first Volvo, an 87 240, which we still have. I was really wanting a 4Runner, but insurance was high and it guzzles gas, so I decided for a Volvo. Now for the car. I love Volvo style, especially the older boxy look. 850s are extremely reliable and enjoyable to drive. They get excellent gas mileage, sometimes even up to 32 on the highway. Volvo maunals are the way to go. Accleration is alright, but plenty of power for a 16 year old. Very roomy. Easy controls, fog lights, heated seats makes the 850 a great choice!
The wipers on the lights do it for me,sad I know. The seats are so comfortable my back smiles when I sit down in my car. Not having the exact civic, celica, or cavalier as every other kid in the high school parking lot. GAS MILEAGE for my parents now that I'm not driving an suv. GET A MANUAL! SAFETY
cup holder like usual. They aren't to bad, however, I'm used to Volvo cup holders. They sometimes get in the way while shifting though with both of them pulled out. Volvo a/c's are weak, but once again I'm used to a weak a/c in a car. Those are both very minor and I really enjoy my car!
I received the 850 as my first car, my parents
thought that Volvo safety was the way to go
for me. I'm glad that they did; I love the car
its comfortable (Volvo seats are the best!) it
can haul anything with its never ending
cargo capacity, and even though it has boxy
styling, this car has class. Anybody would
be happy with an 850, its such a versatile
car; just make sure that the previous owner
has done all the maintainence. Repairs can
be costly as I have heard from other 850
owners, but that is to be expected with any
Heated power memory seats, moonroof,
stereo, cargo capacity, safety features.
This is without a shaddow of a doubt
the best car I have ever owned. I
purchased it used two years ago, and
have loved every second of owning this
car. It does like to get attention
when it comes to the maitenence
department, but its not an issue when
I think about how much I love the
car. I'm almost to 150k and haven't
had any major problems until a fuel
regulator went out the other day, and
all my friends kept trying to crank
it, and ruined the engine. So, I'm
having to replace the engine, oh well,
it's worth it to me.
5 Cylinder Engine, Boxy yet sporty
design, Impeccable Reliability and
Safety, All the safety features you
can ask for, leather seats and the
cool as hell radio.
Transmission could use some fine
tuning, vibrations inside sometimes