by Beast on Oct 28, 2010 Vehicle: 1993 Volvo 960 4dr Sedan
I bought "Inge" with about 120,000 miles on her. Now has 180,000 and still going strong. Great car. Very reliable. Only problems were electrical gremlins (replace coil wires-they get brittle - make sure fuel injection harness doesn't rub through where it goes through the intake and check and clean grounds) Engine runs great. Comfortable. All the luxury features. Just wish they sold 960's with a 5 spd. like they did in Europe. Hopefully she will be good for another 180,000 miles. If not, she doesn't owe me anything!
by beast on Sep 13, 2010 Vehicle: 1993 Volvo 960 4dr Sedan
Have owned this car for 3 years. Great car if you can do the maintenance and repairs yourself or have a good honest mechanic. Parts expensive. Need to maintain it and it will be good to you. Wiring harness to fuel injectors/coils can disintegrate and cause hard to trace problems
by Dr. Psy.D on Sep 16, 2009 Vehicle: 1993 Volvo 960 4dr Sedan
I bought the car with 84,150 miles when it was 16 years old. No problems other than minor: check engine light, sunroof is stuck, and other minor details mostly due to age. With premium gas and adhering to speed limits driving steadily even with a/c on I get nearly 26mpg. Power is good despite the weight and age and car insurance rates are pure joy. The car feels safe and predictable at all times, comfort and noise level are superb, and so are the turning radius, oversight, and trunk space. Due to extreme UV the leather seats are a bit dried out but I am definitely sold on Volvo and hope it will last much longer.
by 4mykids on Aug 31, 2004 Vehicle: 1993 Volvo 960 4dr Wagon
I now understand why people say once a
Volvo owner, always a Volvo owner! I
had this wagon for over 10 years and I
loved everything about it. It was
very easy to maintain and I never had
unreasonable mechanical problems. It
has excellent acceleration and
control. I always felt VERY safe in
it. I used it for carpool for my
three kids, and three neighborhood
children, who loved the rear-facing
seat and who all fit nicely...until
now. That is the reason we finally
got a new car. The rear seat is a bit
small for the pre-teen and teenagers!
by riding on Aug 21, 2003 Vehicle: 1993 Volvo 960 4dr Wagon
The car has been very stable and solid
and has handled well in snow and bad
weather. However my wife was driving the
car one time and aquaplaned into a tree
and had light damage but nothing
serious. I have put in a mix of 1 tank
premium to two tanks of regular gas and
has run well. I have the larger motor
and pull a trailer behind it with no
problem, so I would highly recommend it
as a good work horse of a family
vehicle. I find that changing the timing
belt aftr every 40K miles excessive but
that is the only negative thing about it.
960 gets passenger airbag. Wagons have integrated child seats. All stereos have anti-theft feature, and air conditioning is free of CFCs. Wagons have an extra four gallons of fuel capacity and a revised rear seat.