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1997 Volvo 850

   
 
Volvo 850 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 5-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 168 hp @ 6100 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 1997 Volvo 850

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Side-impact airbags, superb seat comfort, solid construction

  • Cons

    Oddly laid-out controls, price

  • What's New for 1997

    The Turbo is now known as the T-5. GLT models get a new engine that makes 22 more horsepower than last year, and peak torque at a low…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (5 total reviews)


Nice car

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Vehicle: 1997 Volvo 850 4dr Wagon

Just purchased my new wagon to replace my 245 Turbo with 186000. Nice car, love the luxury. Wish every window had controls. I researched the vehicle before I purchased and knew that the evaporator and the rear engine seal had already been replaced. Gas leaking from the bushings near the heat shield but volvo will replace as a safety recall. It's got 81000 miles and I purchased it for $5900 including tax. I'm happy. The broker didn't know what he had!




Balanced engineering, comfort, & safety

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Vehicle: 1997 Volvo 850 4dr Wagon

There are cars that are faster, more luxurious, and more reliable. But considering everything you get, the Volvo 850 GLT is one of the best cars you can buy. The turbo makes this dependably fast enough to merge and avoid. The steering is crisp, ABS brakes powerful & effective. The interior appointments are superb. And with careful maintenance you avoid the big repair bills. Watch out for potholes (alignment) and check brake pads often.




Stay away from volvo

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Vehicle: 1997 Volvo 850 4dr Wagon

I bought a '97 Volvo from the biggest dealership in Washington DC. That car was absolute garbage. It was in the shop literally every other month. It was a "certified used car," (which means nothing as you will come to find out). It was trash. Stay away from Volvo.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
/
  • 26
  • highway
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Full 1997 Volvo 850 Review

What's New for 1997

The Turbo is now known as the T-5. GLT models get a new engine that makes 22 more horsepower than last year, and peak torque at a low 1,800 rpm. Base and GLT models meet Transitional Low Emission Vehicle (TLEV) regulations this year.

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