Bought my Volvo at one year with
20,000 on it. Pure comfort and
safety. Great heater seats in winter.
Currently have 115,000 on her and
expect to go another few years. No
big problems, usual maintenence and
tire replacement. Worry free car.
Its weight and driving ease.
I added a CD player in the glove -
would have been nice if it came with
We bought our 850 used a little over a
year ago and it's been a gem. From
these reviews, it looks like you
either get a dog or a jewel, so we
were lucky. We bought it with just
over 100k on the odometer and have put
about 15k on it in a year. From the
way that it drives, you would never
suspect that it has that many miles on
it, it drives just like a new car. In
our year of ownership, we've averaged
just over 20mpg and the only cost
we've had (other than oil changes) was
for an A/C repair early last summer
for about $300. I highly recommend
Sport transmission setting.
More substantial cupholders, better
position for central locking switch.
This car drives me crazy. On one hand,
it is a very nice car and holding up
very well. On the other hand, as a
former Honda owner, it is frustrating.
Lots of problems with dashboard - major
squeek in radio area and the glovebox
had to be replaced because they
couldn't stop the door from squeaking.
Many similar problems as other people
such as A/C, calipers, O2 sensor. The
dashboard remains creaky-cheap plastic.
But the amazing thing is that the
creaks have not changed since the first
year I had the car.
Space, seats. I love the solid feel of
the doors shutting. The engine is not
as refined as others, but very durable
and she likes to run! I like the winter
mode feature. It is great in the snow.
Better components such as the A/C.
Need to improve the quality of the
As with others, I have foudn this car a
disappointment. It works very well,
but I need to work two jobs to keep it
in good working order. Also, quality
of dealer servicing is variant. I had
a dealer mess up a belt replacement,
which caused engine failure on highway,
destroying original engine. I have
spent approx. $13K servicing this car
since buying it new. I am looking for
a new Japanese compact...
Very nice ride and engine; sleek,
minimalist interior; excellent handling.
Make more reliable. Small things that
go wrong really add up (gas door lock
stuck; dash lights misfunction; third
brake light intermittently works.
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