My 94 960 has 215,000 miles on it, but you would never know it. I've been lucky and all the materials interior-wise have held up well. my only complaint is that volvo leather doesn't like heat, at all. it tends to shrink and get hard (just like any other leather) but this one particularly.) As far as power goes, it has nice pick-up off the line, as well as passing. this cars downfall is it is a 4- speed, running 85 down the turnpike will have you sitting at about 3300RMPS, which isn't great on gas. gas mileage isn't amazing, but it's not a truck. it has a huge tank, which makes road trips nice. I can't even begin to explain how comfortable the seats are in this beast. truly supportive in every way. the sound system blows away some of my friends cars, they don't even come close to mine. the bass truly will surprise you. the pedal ( not kidding ) has roughly 7 inches on clearance which means your foot typically will ache while driving. It doesn't have the signature volvo kickdown actuator in the pedal ( which is felt at the end of the pedal as a notch ) but it kicksdown nicely. I constantly have to red-line it to merge onto I-35, this Volvos power rarely doesn't surprise the person in the next lane. if you're looking for an old, reliable volvo, the 94 960 is the one for you.
I have owned my 960 (160k miles)for the last 2 years. this car is very reliable and offers a lot of options for a 94 Volvo (leather, power everything, sunroof, CD, spoiler). I drive across Texas on a regular basis and it's had no major mechanical problems. Please do maintain on a regular basis and get tune ups every 25k miles and this car will not hesitate once.
Power seat motors have always been known to go out in these older Volvo's.
this is my wife's primary car, and it
has been the most reliable vehicle we
have ever owned. comfortable front
seats, smooth power and safe precise
handling. our fourth volvo, and still
the best. too bad these rwd sedans
aren't made anymore.
I have owned numerous Volvos, and this
is the 3rd I have had my son in since
he was 16. Unfortunate circumstances
required me to replace the other 2
earlier than normal. Both times
serious injury or death avoided. He is
in college, has put about 15k miles on
it with absolutely no problems. Have
been offered $5500 for it w/139k, but
son is happy w/it, so for now, just
another oil change, r/b/a, and keep
Safety, Safety, Safety!!!
speaker covers on doors were poor
design, otherwise great car!
I bought this car brand new. It is
grey with black leather. This car I
have kept with me for all these years,
because it has been a great car. I
drive it daily and it starts every
time. I often am kidded about owning
one because many of my friends have
SUV's and think that it is silly. But
when they ride in it they are quite
suprized. Many times I have raced this
car against Mustang GT's, Camaro's, and
BMW's, and I have always won. The 3.0
inline 6 realy cranks out the power.
Around 210 horsepower. My one
complaint is that you have to use high
octane gas and the gas milage is still
The Heated Seats, Automatic Climate
Control, The Power and handling. The
odd looks I still get from sports car
drivers when I beat them.
There really should be an in-dash CD
player I really do not like getting out
and going to the trunk and changing the
CD's in and out of the 6-disc.