by a_childs on May 6, 2014 Vehicle: 1995 Volvo 850 GLT 4dr Sedan
My Volvo 850 has been a very good first car. It is very comfy, has a really long features list for a car of its age. Love the sound of the inline 5. Has a good amount of power for the non turbo (168hp)
I have had the car a little while and the only maintenance that it has needed was the rear brakes needed replacing. I've been getting above average fuel consumption, it's rated at 19 city/ 26 highway and I've been getting 26+ mixed driving.
Would love to upgrade to a T-5R or a S70 T5
by nmccardle on Oct 10, 2012 Vehicle: 1995 Volvo 850 GLT 4dr Sedan
I recently bought this car from
Ebay auction for very good price
and this car is my first car since 2008.
I ran into
a lot of problems
after 5 years later.
tramission fluid leak,
you name it. but
it is going alive.
it now 138,000 miles on it.
it still alive today.
by Sal on Jan 5, 2009 Vehicle: 1995 Volvo 850 GLT 4dr Sedan
I purchased this car new in 1995 and drove it for many years before passing it on to my kids. It is a great car for new drivers - not too much horsepower (non-turbo), 4 airbags (first car to have side airbags back in '95, and built like a tank. Tranny went at 120K which was an expensive repair ($2500), but has been very reliable otherwise. Great car if you can find one that has been properly maintained. If you are a do-it-yourselfer, there are great web resources available to help you with troubleshooting.
by New Volvo Lover on Jul 11, 2008 Vehicle: 1995 Volvo 850 GLT 4dr Sedan
I bought my 850 used in October 07. I had never had a foreign car before. My friend and his family swear by Volvo, so I was a least somewhat familiar with them. Considering I only had $4000 to spend, I think this is easily the best car I could have bought for the money. I've had a couple of bulbs burn out and the odometer gear broke, but that is a known issue and not a big deal if you are handy. This are geat cars, but I can't emphasize this enough... do the maintenance! You really cannot let stuff go on these, but if you take good care of them they will last a very, very long time! I see no reason I won't hit 300k with this car.
by D.H. on May 10, 2006 Vehicle: 1995 Volvo 850 GLT 4dr Sedan
Have been driving my Volvo for 1 year. Love it. Not fast, but like the unique style of the Volvo. 1995 was the last year Volvo was privately owned & built in Stockholm, after that, all when down hill with Ford. Look out for PNP switch on the tranny, very common problem, will cause care to start in 3rd gear or not start. $500-700 repair, but otherwise, great care which will run forever with proper maintenance. Why drive a boring Camry or Accord, everyone drives those, get some style!
by Volvo4Life on Feb 15, 2006 Vehicle: 1995 Volvo 850 GLT 4dr Sedan
I received this car as a family hand me down. It is unquestionably the most well-built reliable car I've ever owned. Maintenance is expensive - especially for big ticket items - but in the 5 years and 45,000 miles I've owned it I've put less than $3000 in repairs into it. It's not fast or flashy and I'd like a cooler looking car but I have a hard time justifying a new car when this one keeps on running strong.
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