by Don Valencic on Sep 23, 2007 Vehicle: 1994 Volvo 850 GLT 4dr Sedan
After searching for a quality second car for doctor's appointments and the occasional trip to the mall, I finally found it in my 1994 Volvo GLT. I test drove and passed on every maker's so called premium/luxury model. I test drove this car because of its excellent outward appearance. I was surprised to find it quiet, rattle free, smooth on acceleration with terrific handling. Seating was what mattered most due to my disabilities. The 8 way w/memory, thickly padded but supportive power seat let me find the best position easily and keep it. I have never been more pleased in more than 42 years of driving. I wonder if the new Volvos are as well designed and made as this one.
by Jason on Sep 1, 2005 Vehicle: 1994 Volvo 850 GLT 4dr Sedan
Bought with 78K miles in 2001. Amazingly harsh and brittle ride, lack of power at low speeds, tendency to wander at high speeds, narrow tires not very confidence-inspiring. Significant body roll, squeaky but effective brakes. Had a $500 problem with it once every year. Broken down only once, when the battery decided it had had enough and wanted to explode but didn't. AC evaporator tends to fail and costs a grand to fix. This car lets in an amazing about of heat in the summer, and I live in the northeast. This car is relatively cheap to buy now, but I would only recommend it to residents of Canada who don't like driving fast and have autobahn-quality roads where they live.
by seashell on Oct 20, 2004 Vehicle: 1994 Volvo 850 GLT 4dr Sedan
I bought the car because of the safety
features. Luckily they've never been
tested. The drivers seat is the most
comfortable seat as was my 240. It
gets decent mileage 22 to 25 (includes
some highway driving). I don't like
the price of the 30K service work but
it's never let me down. The finish has
held up great with waxing twice a
year. The antenna has gotten bent in
car washes and had to be replaced. I
wish the new ones had as much room. I
do ocassionally have to tighten the nut
on the windshield washer arm. Overall
it has been good to me.