Bought new end of '92 and presently have 141,000 miles. By far finest of 4 Volvo wagons owned incl. 240/760/V70AWD (2001 w/tranny probs @ 90,000 mi still own). Independent shop signed off on timing belt change at 60,000mi. but failed to do-failed at 65,000 mi. and they made good $5k eng. rebuild at dealer. Fabulous highway car with 25mpg fully loaded and lots of pep in town. Only very minor maint. issues since. If you can find a nice clean one-grab it!
Sleek looks and comfort-a real Volvo untainted by Ford or TATA involvement. Straight 6 really whines on the open road!N
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!
Safety, ride, comfort, gas mileage,
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.
Heated seats when they worked were
great. The driver's died on me last
winter which I miss. The sun roof is
Better handling on water (the tires are
the best Michelin's) and the electical
could do with some improvement.
The 1993 Volvo 960 wagon has been an
excellent vehicle for our family for
almost 6 1/2 years. It is roomy,
comfortable, is fun to drive, and has
been very reliable. The cargo space
with the 3rd seat folded down is huge,
and we have no trouble packing for a 2-
week vacation. I have no complaints
about this car, with the possible
exception of the gas mileage, which is
about 15/21. The powerful engine is
the culprit here, but also a nice
thing when driving with a full load.
Our children and their friends have
outgrown the 3rd seat, so we are
trading for more of a minivan type
car. Otherwise we would keep this one
for many more years.
Leather seats, seat warmers, great
cornering, feels very solid.
Well, like most Americans, I feel the
cup holders could be more substantial!