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