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By Peter
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1997 Volvo 850 R 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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Happiness is volvo
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By SIRO
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1997 Volvo 850 R R Turbo 4dr Wagon


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Ive owned 2 850 sedans and this is my first turbo wagon. It's been nothing but fun to drive.


Best Features

Heated seats and power from a stop


Worst Features

Turbo inlet has some seepage but is easy to reseal.


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my 850r racer
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By erk1983
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1997 Volvo 850 R 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 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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Unreliable, maintenance headache
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By SB
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1997 Volvo 850 R R Turbo 4dr Wagon


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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.


Best Features

Fun to drive, heated seats, suede interior


Worst Features

Quality control, ABS system, better cup holders, improved dealership service, extended warranties (factory given only and supplied for free to make their old suckers - I mean customers at least think of buying one again)


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