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1996 Volvo 850 Sedan - Consumer Reviews

1996 Volvo 850 Sedan

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expensive but nice
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By sarahbaker
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1996 Volvo 850 Sedan GLT 4dr Sedan


Review

I have owned this car for a little
over 8 years now. It is an awesome
car - great interior, solid exterior,
fun to drive. My biggest complain has
simply been with the cost of repairs.
In the past year and a half I have put
well over $2000 into the car. With
the car not even being worth much more
than that, it is time to say goodbye.
I would recommend this car highly, but
only if you have the funds to maintain
it. It requires more money than I can
put into it, but I truly do hate to
see it go.


Best Features

The sound system (nice for factory installed), the interior layout, the power, and the way it handles in all kinds of weather.


Worst Features

Dealerships need to make repairs more affordable.


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volvo 850 turbo
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By patagonia
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1996 Volvo 850 Sedan Turbo 4dr Sedan


Review

great car high performance comfotable
suprisingly fast and nimble loaded
with features that would be extra
costly on other makes


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Safe, Reliable Car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By fusnyphi
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1996 Volvo 850 Sedan 4dr Sedan


Review

Bought new in 1996 and maintained
regularly through the dealership until
the warranty expired. Now serviced by
a more trustworthy independent import
repair shop. Save by buying parts
online.
A strong, solid, dependable car (150k
miles). Excellent brakes, but rotors
are not durable. No significant
mechanical problems.


Best Features

seats, safety features, trunk space


Worst Features

better situated and stronger cupholders


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False Advertising
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By No Volvo for You
on

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1996 Volvo 850 Sedan GLT 4dr Sedan


Review

I bought a Volvo because of what I
believed they had a reputation for
producing safe, trouble-free, cars that
would last many years. After 6+ years,
I've had to spend over $13,000 on
repairs to the car -- what's kept me
going is the thought that nothing else
could happen....well I've been wrong
every time. I'm going to get through
this winter, sell it or give it away
and will steer clear of Volvo
(horrendous service and warranty
replacement policies BTW) as I suggest
you or anyone considering a Volvo do as
well.


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Got a good one
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By T-luv
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1996 Volvo 850 Sedan 4dr Sedan


Review

We bought this car in '99 with 57k on
it. Now has 150k miles. Had all of
the normal problems (brakes, cam
sensors, squeaks in dash, bulb burnout,
etc.) but these have all been
relatively minor. I can never
understand why folks take their cars to
the dealers for service and get ripped
off - find someone else! I fix most
things myself so costs have been rather
low. It's a solid car that we got for
my wife to be safe in. Will probably
sell it next year but overall it has
been a decent car and we'll miss it.
Probably the best student car out there
(safe, durable, not too powerful).


Best Features

Safety. Seats are comfy. Easy to drive. Gas mileage of 24mpg. Mechanically it seems durable. Great in snow and heats up super quick - my wife loves that!


Worst Features

Squeaky dash. Source better interior light bulbs.


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