By Mr Oswald on
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 4dr Wagon
Excellent value, bought privately two
years ago, holding value very
well....some dealers can really hose
you, had real RIP-OFF experience with
one, absolutely excellent with
another. Any problems are well known,
easily fixed, and non-recurring, Eg:
ABS/TRACs light on is simple $45
electrical ignition switch fix, air
pump should be $200 fix IF dealer
replaces air check valve. Basic parts
are available over internet from ipd
and others at 30- 60% off of Volvo
Dealer prices. Currently 120K miles,
feels strong and smooth.
Everything inside well thought out,
easy access on regular maintenance
items. Very well engineered.
Will consider a shock upgrade when
needed, bit harsh on rough roads.