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Great Car!!
By josh63 on 11/04/11 20:28 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Volvo 850 Platinum Limited Edition Turbo 4dr Sedan

Review

I bought this car about 2 months ago. It had about 144,500 miles on it when I got it. I just hit 150,000 today! I have to say the one downfall of this vehicle is the gas mileage I average 26mpgs. I willl say in the short time that I have owned this car I have been pleased, I commute about 1.5 hours to and from school so its holding up to about 150 miles a day, which is very good for a car of its age. The interior is very comfortable, and very well designed, my driver seat heater quit working, that is the only downfall I have seen on the inside. The car also handles very well in the rain, I hate to say it but I almost enjoy driving in the rain now!! When this one dies I WILL have another one!
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Volvo For Life
By Flash Turner on 08/07/06 14:52 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Volvo 850 Platinum Limited Edition Turbo 4dr Sedan

Review

Volvo got it right when they built the 1996 volvo 850 turbo platium edition. Comfort, reliability, safety and passenger experience are all awesome. The engine is so good that Volvo is putting it in its new 2008 C30--rock-solid engineering. Don't know why Volvo didn't put the T-5 (with 218 horses) in the S80 or why didn't they put the R S-60 engine in the S80. All I know is when Volvo built the 850 Turbo they built a legend. The 1996 850 R are still selling for a lot of money.
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Excellent Machine - But Rattles
By TJG on 10/14/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Volvo 850 Platinum Limited Edition Turbo 4dr Sedan

Review

We really like this car. Speed. comfort. Reliability (exepct electrical, and ABS computer @ $850). But the dash has a rattle that absolutely drives you crazy. Two dealers couldn't find it.
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At 140 mph . . .
By Bogus Skier on 09/28/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Volvo 850 Platinum Limited Edition Turbo 4dr Sedan

Review

The Turbo can achieve that speed but it sounds and feels like it's in a hurricane. Bought new. Few problems: 2 batteries, some nuisance rattles. Smokes up mountain roads. New higher profile tires: handling and ride improved. Wt. distribution compromises handling. Steering heavy - requires firm, deliberate input; precise road sense in return but over- steer prone. Seating comfort is remarkable. Repair/routine maintenance myself so expenses minimal. Replacing pads at 45K without the need for rotors. Unused extended warty. Leather durable and wearing exceptionally well. Unless it begins to fall apart, will keep it around for another 5 to 8 yrs.
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Happy Driver
By Happy Driver on 03/26/02 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1996 Volvo 850 Platinum Limited Edition Turbo 4dr Sedan

Review

This has been an incredible car to drive. Fun, fast and great handling...who would of thought that Volvo could produce a "sporty" car. Two thumbs up for this car, i got an awesome deal...only cost me 8,000. I had someone offer me 12,000 the day after i bought it. Great ride, love it!!!
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