By Volvo 850 Driver on
1997 Volvo 850 4dr Wagon
Bought car 25,000 miles ago. I've only had to replace a control arm in the
front end. Car runs well, with oil changes every 3,000 miles (at 3,000 on the
oil change, engine seems to make a ticking noise which disappears with an
oil change.) When I purchased it, it had some interior lights out. Also, radio
volume is not working properly - turn down the volume, sometimes it turns all
the way down with just a touch of the dial; turn it up, sometimes it maxes
the volume with just a touch of the dial. Only other negative - the shift lock
button clicks when I step on the brake to shift out of neutral. It's actually
"fun" to drive for a wagon.
Comfortable seats, good pickup for a big car without turbo, airbags, and
general safety with the Volvo product.
Slightly sluggish in the corners (but again, it's a wagon!), burned out light
bulbs in the interior, costly preventive maintenance, radio problem.