1997 Volvo 850 Consumer Review: An exasperating, expensive ple
ADVERTISEMENT

1997 Volvo 850 - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

70 Total Reviews

GLT Sedan (2.4L 5-cyl. Turbo 4-speed Automatic)

Performance
Comfort
Fun-to-Drive
Interior
Exterior
Build Quality
Reliability Value
An exasperating, expensive pleasure
By Princeton on

Vehicle

1997 Volvo 850 GLT Turbo 4dr Sedan

Review

The car drives very well--good turning
radius, acceleration, engine response
at high and low speeds, and great
feeling of safety. It's also styled
very well. However, in 7.5 years of my
ownership, this car hardly ever has
periods where nothing's wrong with it--
e.g. undiagnosed, unresolved excess oil
consumption, flat tires due to the
wrong type put on them by Volvo,2
exhausts replaced, a new turbocharger,
plus a dozen other dumb little things,
like an unopenable gas-tank door
(!),several remote key entry
replacements and broken cheapo
cupholders. The extended warranty has
paid for itself many times over.

Best Features

Handling, turning radius, engine response.

Worst Features

Fix the oil consumption--maybe ditch the turbocharger altogether. Improve interior materials.
Recommend (0) (0)

Are you the author of this review?

Update Your Review
Report it
Comments (0) Post a Comment
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.

Register

ADVERTISEMENT
Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display
ADVERTISEMENT

Other Vehicles to Consider

ADVERTISEMENT

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT