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.