by Richard Hendesron on Jul 16, 2010 Vehicle: 1995 Volvo 850 T5R Turbo 4dr Sedan
Bought my t5-r in a snow storm . The seller sold it to me dirt cheap (only $1500). I've added suspension springs and sway bars. I've also upgraded the ecu and exhaust and turbo. This car eats up r/t chargers and most f-bodied V-8 GM cars. Very roomy but it drives so solid. I never expected this out of a Volvo. Fuel economy is good but not o.k. Pretty easy to work on if your not afraid to d.i.y. And to top it all off its a rare car. I love the feeling of smoking a STI or charger and the look on the faces. Yeah, you just got torched by a Volvo.
by canam77 on Oct 29, 2007 Vehicle: 1995 Volvo 850 T5R Turbo 4dr Sedan
I bought this car as a non-running, unmaintained piece of crap basically, after investing over $8k into it I can say its still not perfect but whatever. It's a 1995 Yellow, one of 185 made. At this point it is my favorite car ever (replacing a 96 850R, with half the mileage, and half the problems but oh well, I dont care like I said its a Yellow T-5R whatever it takes I feel i finally have the dream car I had always wanted since I was 10 and my brother borrowed one from the dealer he worked at back in 95).
by IJT on Jul 31, 2007 Vehicle: 1995 Volvo 850 T5R Turbo 4dr Wagon
I bought it in 2005 with 102k miles, and it was by far the best car I could imagine getting for the money I spent. The interior is spacious and comfortable, with many amenities like wood trim, CD changer and dual zone climate control that aren't available on many newer cars costing twice as much. The powerful turbo engine was a blast to drive, and it could still outrun the majority of cars on the road today. The engine had some oil leaks when I bought it, but after fixing the leaks the car had no major reliability issues.
by topht_bb on May 6, 2006 Vehicle: 1995 Volvo 850 T5R Turbo 4dr Sedan
I bought one with 100k in jan '06 and it still drives like a baby i compared it to a 02 impala (3.8 engine) with the same mileage and the ride was much smoother. it sits better on the road better pickup a true classic.
by SnwBrdnXC14 on Sep 15, 2003 Vehicle: 1995 Volvo 850 T5R Turbo 4dr Sedan
This is a cool car.. at first for a 16
year old it seemed a wagon was uncool
but then i realized that it is beter
for having a kickin stereo system put
in... you can have the subs in the
cargo area and still have room for
whatever you need! my car is in bad
leather condition and my power seat's
gear fell off the the back rest so its
stuck, but in a very good condition.
Whats not to like about this car... it
has really nice seats and lots of
luxuries to boot! only thing it has
ever needed is timing belt at 75000
miles and a broken headlamp lense. Get
one of these i garuntee youll love it!
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