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FUN CAR! :D
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By brando
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1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 4dr Sedan


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FUN TO DRIVE! VERY PRACTICAL!.......WILL LAST A LONG TIME... MINE HAS 195K.


Best Features

Traction control, economy and sport modes. STYLING!


Worst Features

none yet!


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volvo 850 turbo
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By jamesmcsweeney
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1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 4dr Sedan


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I have a volvo 850 turbo since 2005 and I have fond it a very comfortable car to drive it has a lot of power and with a proper tune up its very fast .its also nimble in traffic .Yes you have to put premiuim gas in it but that is a small sacrifice for the power you are getting . all in all I love this car .


Best Features

250 turbo engine


Worst Features

the dash board could have been made a little better.


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850 Turbo, if you please!!
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By bccturbo
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1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 4dr Sedan


Review

Before I ended up staying at home with the kids, I'd been driving a 94 300zx every day. Wow this was a change, but not in a bad way. Performance is on par with a Taurus SHO without the lack of reliability. Not to mention the interior is of MUCH higher quality. I paid right at 4k for this vehicle from a dealer. Why so cheap? There was a vacuum line break that they didn't want to investigate. It allowed unmetered air into the intake that caused the MIL to activate and it would not pass emissions. Found the leak during a test drive and gambled that it would fix the problem. Bought it, fixed the leak, passed with flying colors and the vehicle has not had any problems since.


Best Features

Self-diagnosing, user-friendly OBD-II. Power, safety, handling, and the factory sound system is nothing short of amazing for a 1994.


Worst Features

Can't think of any off the top of my head...sorry!


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1994 Volvo 850 turbo review
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By mjc3214
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1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 4dr Sedan


Review

Very fun to drive. Somewhat rougher after this many miles and not as quiet on the road. Excellent performance with turbo. Very reliable. Normal maintenance gets expensive at 60,000 and 70,000 intervals with fluids, drive belts and plugs needing to be replaced for about $350-450 each time. Light bulbs on dash sometimes go out and that cost $90 to replace. Braking is excellent, styling great and sound system very good.


Best Features

Performance and acceleration are the most fun with this car. Handling is good. The room in the trunk and back seat is exceptional. No one complains even with three adults in the back.


Worst Features

Ride quality and quietness improve with newer cars. this is about average. Would appreciate a heads up display, but not all cars carry this option.


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Seadan turbo
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By cjr
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1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 4dr Sedan


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I've had this car for 10 years and have enjoyed it the entire time. It is expensive though to take it in every 5,000 miles. After abou the 7th years, things start to go bad on it and need replacing. For example the AC compressor and more. I have heard many complaints though about Volvo since Ford bought them. Therefore I would not get another Volvo at this time. But really enjoyed mine for the last 10 years. Great power too on the 850 Turbo!


Best Features

Seats, great AC system, Power seat positions, trunk space, fold down seats, gas mileage


Worst Features

Cup holders added, tires less expensive,


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