by Ricardo on Nov 22, 2008 Vehicle: 1996 Volvo 850 R Turbo 4dr Sedan
I love this car. Never thought I would even own a Volvo, let alone say I loved one. Keep them maintained and they will keep on going! Do a few modifications and these will not only get better gas mileage (30+ if you can keep your foot out of the turbo) but also blow the doors off of most cars out there.
by LUVTHATR on Jun 15, 2005 Vehicle: 1996 Volvo 850 R Turbo 4dr Sedan
Fastest/safest most reliable car i've ever owned,, at 156,000 it still "cruises" at 135 mph.. Ac dumped at 150,00 pirelli p zero' 17" hold the road like a custom glove.. If the abs/trac lights goes on/off it's the ignition key switch.. See one,, buy it !!! 25Mpg even at demon speed..Oh ,.. And the cd stereo ,,sounds like heaven and this is an 850 turbo "r" with the spoiler on the trunk and spoiler under front bumper
by gmac on Sep 25, 2002 Vehicle: 1996 Volvo 850 R Turbo 4dr Sedan
Have enjoyed everything about R! Great
acceleration, handling good for sedan.
Been smacked 3 times by poor
drivers....great protection, never close
to injury! Safety plus. Seats are
best...cannot stand other luxury
seats..especially for long trip,
replaced radio x'x 3 (all on warranty.)
A/C fine for 6 years, then leak in
heater coil. Ride harsher than GLT
sedan, but wouldn't trade ddue to other
features. Love it at 207K miles....hate
the "soft" 17 inch wheels, bend...but
saved life once so....! Cannot find a
replacement with all features I like
...keep it til 300K or 400K.
by zachj on May 24, 2002 Vehicle: 1996 Volvo 850 R Turbo 4dr Sedan
Bought 96'850R volvo in 99'.I was 16
when I got and for the first few months
it was great.After that I wished I had
bought a bicycle instead,would have
saved about 15000.Had to replace both
back brake rotors.Battery went dead
about twice a week.Alternator broke
twice.Tracs and abs light is always on
and dealership doesnt know a damn thing
about fixing it.A/C is the worst thing
ever.Leaks out once a month.
This year all Volvo 850s are equipped with front seat side-impact airbags, optional traction control (TRACS) and a life insurance policy that pays $250,000 to the estate of any occupant who loses their life in the 850 as the result of an accident.