1996 Volvo 850 Consumer Review: Sorry I bought it
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1996 Volvo 850 - Consumer Review

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GLT Sedan (2.4L 5-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Sorry I bought it
By kbarry on

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1996 Volvo 850 GLT 4dr Sedan

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The 1996 850 has been a mechanical nightmare for me. Rear Main seals, alternator, A/C problems, blower motor, radiator fan, cooling leaks, engine mounts, ABS module failure, bad antenna, leaky sunroof, peeling paint. I bought this car due to Volvo's legenday durability and high resale. Today, the car isn't worth squat on trade and needs about $2k worth of further reapirs to return it back to normal.

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Seats are the most comfortable of any car I've owned. I feel safe driving it (other than ABS problems).

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Engineering nightmare, parts are expensive and the car is difficult to service. It has been less reelaible than any other car I've owned, American or Japanese.
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