1997 Volvo 850 Consumer Review: My money pit!!
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1997 Volvo 850 - Consumer Review

1997 Volvo 850

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70 Total Reviews

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

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My money pit!!
By Jenn skier on

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1997 Volvo 850 GLT Turbo 4dr Sedan

Review

I grew up with Volvo and thought I
could do no wrong buying one. I bought
this vehicle with 52k from an older
couple that supposedly took great care
of the car. I have been in the shop so
many times. The rear main seal and
turbo seal went 2 days after I bought
it and then the turbo seal went out
again just last week. It has needed
alot of things that are normal wear and
tear much sooner than I expected. I
love driving it and feel safe in
it...but I'm not sure if I want to keep
it...but since I've put so much money
into it in need to get that dough back
out... My advice if you buy one
is.."Find a good Volvo repair shop-not
the dealer to work with"

Best Features

turbo, stereo, climate control

Worst Features

Brakes are terrible! But I live in mountains and drive hills daily
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