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1997 Volvo 850 - Consumer Reviews

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By Peter
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1997 Volvo 850 R Turbo 4dr Sedan


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This car is just a rreal pleasure to drive, I will keep this for a long time. Comfort, speed and reliable, My wife just loves leaving people behind off the red light. go figure.


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my 850r racer
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By erk1983
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1997 Volvo 850 R Turbo 4dr Sedan


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i bought this car after a long line of subaru sport sedans and was really not sure what to expect.. well i was blown away at the power and the handling... this car's performance is an unparalleled experience.. great drive


Best Features

gotta love that turbo.. the wheels are a great look for this turbo brick!!!!


Worst Features

definately needs a 5 or 6 speed!! sucks down the fuel like a v8...other than that nothing to complain about....


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Fast and Fun!
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By musicy2k
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1997 Volvo 850 R Turbo 4dr Sedan


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I purchased this car after looking at later year S70 AWD models. My wife actually said "that looks like you" when she saw it on the lot. It took about 10 seconds to figure out this was the right car. Unbelievable acceleration, control, comfort and class. Wouldn't consider driving anything else. It really is fun when the turbo kicks in at about 15 mph and you leave the rest of the pack behind. A completely wonderful car in all aspects. Even get about 21 mpg's. Not bad for one heck of a performance car.


Best Features

Fast start, merging onto highways with no problem. Killer leather trim, black leather with suede inserts.


Worst Features

Nothing really comes to mind. Maybe a five speed manual transmission. Naw, that would be too much!


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HB3's 850 R
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By hbyrd
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1997 Volvo 850 R Turbo 4dr Sedan


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It is quick as a cat.


Best Features

Gray rims and Turbo meter


Worst Features

Nothing


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850R Nice sedan
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By Gavin
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1997 Volvo 850 R Turbo 4dr Sedan


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I've had the car three years. Has performed reliably. Fun to drive. Great on the highway. Lots of room for rear passengers.


Best Features

Excellent Stereo. Good power (after turbo kicks in at ~ 15 mph). Seems to handle well.


Worst Features

Low-end more (turbo lag). Sport suspension ride can be rough at times. Looking forward to the S60R AWD 300HP!


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