the volvo 850...this is my tank, a great car, it has got me through alot of things that many cars would hav probably gotten me killed lol. I just love this thing. I feel safe in it everytime i sit inside. It feels bullet proof, it will last forever, i just dont even know what else to say about this car.
other than more horsepower (like 300) I cant think of nething
This has been my most dependable car - more dependable than my brand new Acura TL.
VERY dependable, nice exterior, great (comfortable) seats, inexpensive to operate. I can't kill the car, it just keeps going...
If anything breaks - Swedish parts are expensive. Only items requiring repair are power seat and dash lights that burn out (very minor). Worst item in car is the flimsy cupholders above the power window switches
Great car with all the power I need.
Costed all too much, but ALL cars do
so in Norway. (Costed me $25.000,-)
Sorry VOLVO, but your dealers need
more training in fault finding.
Also they should listen to what the
My car has now the fourth transmission
installed, as the dealer tried to get
rid of some performance problems, and
faultcodes that told him that the
tranny was defective. The problem was,
surprisingly in the ECC MCU.
(All af you who know a little about
early automotive databussystems know
All in all the car performs eccelent
now. VERY good MPG ratings too.
(0,8 litres of petrol per 10
The automatic transmission, VERY
smooth and predictable.
ECC (Why isn't this obligated?, even
the automatic transmission for traffic
This is my third Volvo,(previous 244,
and 744 owner). It has all the typical
'quirks' that make the old girl a Volvo.
1) electrical problems. It seems as
soon as you go over 75k miles, the
electrical system goes to pot,
replacing bulbs in tail light, dash,
and console instrument panel are a
constant. Driver's side power seats
don't recline anymore either.
2) Also, black trim on car peeled, and
was repainted twice to no avail.
3) 6 disk CD changer in trunk is
worthless, but sound system is great!
I've got 130k on her now, and won't
even think about another Volvo until I
crack 200k. With age comes
distinction...even if the lights keep
Mine is a 5 speed, so gas mileage is
Better paint job on trim, improved