1994 Volvo 850 Review | Edmunds.com

1994 Volvo 850

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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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 18/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1994 Volvo 850

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  • What's New for 1994

    Turbo model debuts with 222-horsepower, 2.3-liter five-cylinder engine, and a wagon body style is introduced with standard integrated child seat. Warranty is upped to four years/50,000 miles.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
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  • 26
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Best car i've ever owned

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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.



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A good car...all in all

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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!




Safety matters

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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.




Clean machine

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Vehicle: 1994 Volvo 850 GLTS 4dr Wagon

comfortable, reliable, I feel very safe in it




Old driver's opinion

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Vehicle: 1994 Volvo 850 GLTS 4dr Wagon

These are great cars and are very safe. I have had no problems and this is my second Volvo to own. I will buy another Volvo.




Know what you're buying

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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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Full 1994 Volvo 850 Review

What's New for 1994

Turbo model debuts with 222-horsepower, 2.3-liter five-cylinder engine, and a wagon body style is introduced with standard integrated child seat. Warranty is upped to four years/50,000 miles.

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Talk About The 1994 850

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ahatley
ahatley
10-01-2010
I have had my 850, 1994 not start when it sat a few weeks or the battery went down. In either case it just took a hot battery and a lot of cranking while repeatably pulsing the accelerator pedal. S...


ptg0
ptg0
05-10-2008
I am new to this forum but I have 2 Volvo's. A 1994 850Glt with 230,000 and a 2002 V70 with 93,000 m. My experience is NEVER take it to the dealer. The dealer is not your friend. Also, NEVER buy a...


lancerfixer
lancerfixer
08-12-2001
on the odometer. 1993 was a unique year for the 850 in the US; it was the 850's first year here but it had already been out in Europe for a year; several minor changes were made in 1994. Therefore,...



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