by kfluharty on Aug 8, 2013 Vehicle: 1994 Volvo 850 GLTS 4dr Wagon
Don't let the miles scare you when you are looking for a used Volvo. Mine had 152,000 miles on it when I bought it. Just passed 230,000 and this thing still runs and drives like a new car. She's built like a tank. Regular maintenance and the odd sensor or ball joint and this thing will run forever. FOLLOW THE VOLVO RECOMMENDED MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE!! I bought this car used 3 years ago after it was recommended by 3 different people. I have owned over 25 cars including Hondas, Toyotas, Nissans, Jeeps, a Ford, several GM products, and a BMW and this one is BY FAR the best vehicle I've ever owned. My friends kept telling me "Once you own a Volvo, you'll never own another car. They were right.
by Joe on May 11, 2010 Vehicle: 1994 Volvo 850 GLTS 4dr Wagon
has 137k, bought with 103k. Problems: - Throttle body hose, mass airflow meter, and spark plugs (about $700) at 129k - New ceramic brakes and rotors ($475) -New wiper/cruise control stock (replaced on my own at $35) Benefits: - Very comfortable car, perfect for long trips! - 26-30mpg highway - Rear seats fold flat...and passenger seat. It can sleep somebody in there!
by ADuckGirl on Aug 18, 2003 Vehicle: 1994 Volvo 850 GLTS 4dr Wagon
This is our second Volvo, and both my
husband and I love it. We were
originially sold on the Volvo safety
record, but after driving it for a few
weeks, we realized that the
performance of this vehicle is also
outstanding. We got it right before
our son was born, and although having
a rear-facing child seat in it was a
bit of a tight fit, now that he's in a
forward facing seat, we don't have a
negative thing to say about it. It's
roomy enough for our child, three
dogs, and all our gear for vacations,
and it's extremely reliable.
by austinlad04 on May 26, 2002 Vehicle: 1994 Volvo 850 GLTS 4dr Wagon
"Sportwagon" model rides like sports
car. Return rate on shocks is hard
enough to bring excellent handling, but
also annoyance over speed bumps and
rough roads. Quick-handling PT Cruiser
like Suburban next to this. Base engine
needs expert touch; auto tranny
cooperates once you figure out the
shiftpoints. Hand dealer your Amex and
pray; longer repairs than any other
shop. Swapping shorted shiftlock chip
(in the cabin) for the tranny cost as
much as replacing the topside motor
stabilizer bushing. Power seat mechanics
susceptible to early failure. Paint on
leather wears quickly in sun. Scheduled
service expensive due to labor charge.
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