Best car I have ever owned
By schuckles on
Vehicle1995 Volvo 850 GLT 4dr Wagon
ReviewI bought my 850 used, the previous owner beat the crap out of it and I've been restoring it. My 850 lacks the turbo, it is a bit slow. However, the 5 cyl engine that Volvo used in this car is rock solid, it starts every time. The car drives like a dream, it holds just about anything you can imagine, the MPG is nothing to write home about (avg 19.8 MPG). The gear shifter is a little notchy, requires a large throw. The odometer stopped working at 185k miles, but using the computer diag port, it's actually got 214k miles - the vehicle shows no sign of giving out - it just keeps going! The suspension and all wheel disc brakes give it a sporty edge, but the engine is under powered.
Best FeaturesThe climate control is a little weird, but it works well enough. The turning radius is crazy awesome, the brakes are great.
Worst FeaturesWish the electronic seat was more reliable, wish the 5-speed manual came with a turbo.
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