1997 Volvo 850 R - Consumer Reviews

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Fast Car
By Peter on 03/12/06 19:21 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Volvo 850 R R Turbo 4dr Sedan

Review

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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Happiness is volvo
By SIRO on 01/27/06 20:40 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Volvo 850 R R Turbo 4dr Wagon

Review

Ive owned 2 850 sedans and this is my first turbo wagon. It's been nothing but fun to drive.
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my 850r racer
By erk1983 on 11/21/05 20:46 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Volvo 850 R R Turbo 4dr Sedan

Review

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
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Fast and Fun!
By musicy2k on 04/08/04 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Volvo 850 R R Turbo 4dr Sedan

Review

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.
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Unreliable, maintenance headache
By SB on 11/19/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Volvo 850 R R Turbo 4dr Wagon

Review

Unless you or a friend are certified Volvo mechanics - STAY AWAY from these cars. I have thoroughly enjoyed this car - but only when it was behaving properly. I have been eaten alive with repairs and excessive maintenance. For what was originally a $40,000 car, this is the biggest rip off I have ever had the displeasure of owning.
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Great value when purchased used.
By Michael Kamentsev on 05/05/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Volvo 850 R R Turbo 4dr Wagon

Review

Love the shape of my 850R wagon. Still contemporary interior. Very spacious. Purchased for $11,000 with 85,000 miles in bad condition. Invested $1000 to change all fluids, battery, brakes and tubro seals and hoses. Running like a bueauty for a year- no problems. I also have 88 Volvo 240 with 180,000 and expect to put 300,000 miles on it :) This is not a joke - just go to a junk yard to see 240s with over 300,000 miles on them. Welcome to Volvo family :)
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HB3's 850 R
By hbyrd on 03/11/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Volvo 850 R R Turbo 4dr Sedan

Review

It is quick as a cat.
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850R Nice sedan
By Gavin on 01/29/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Volvo 850 R R Turbo 4dr Sedan

Review

I've had the car three years. Has performed reliably. Fun to drive. Great on the highway. Lots of room for rear passengers.
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850R Nice sedan
By gavin on 01/29/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Volvo 850 R R Turbo 4dr Sedan

Review

I've had the car three years. Has performed reliably. Fun to drive. Great on the highway. Lots of room for rear passengers.
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850R raises some questions
By Dalmatian Wagon on 09/09/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Volvo 850 R R Turbo 4dr Wagon

Review

Why buy a Volvo? My reasons was space, performance, and a raise at work. This wagon zooms to 60mph in 7.0 seconds with 240hp and 220 ft. lbs of torque @ a low 2000 rpm. Love the Turbo! It’s a solid performer, but not as smooth as I had hoped. Steering feel, cornering feel, and brake feel just don’t feel as solid and confidence inspiring as I had hoped. The power band, however, keeps me coming back for more every day. Timing belt was just changed so time will tell how this hellion holds up. If you see a white wagon on your tail, you may want to move to the right…
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