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My Life, My Love, My Volvo 850
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By Rett's 850
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Vehicle

1993 Volvo 850 GLTS 4dr Sedan


Review

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.


Favorite Features

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.


Suggested Improvements

Transmission could use some fine tuning, vibrations inside sometimes annoying.


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The 850: Practical, Reliable, Fun
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By jakemj8402
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1993 Volvo 850 GLTS 4dr Sedan


Review

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 euro car.


Favorite Features

Heated power memory seats, moonroof, stereo, cargo capacity, safety features.


Suggested Improvements

Cup holders!!!!


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Vivecka the Volvo!
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By NAsh
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Vehicle

1993 Volvo 850 GLTS 4dr Sedan


Review

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!


Favorite Features

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


Suggested Improvements

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!


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