Consumer reports has reviewed this car
with pretty low marks. Later years,
like the s80 models were much better.
I have had terrible problems, ranging
from constant problems with the cooling
system, to constant brake repair. As
well as massive sunroof leakage. (by
the way, the coolant and brake problems
were 2 huge trouble spots with this
year and model according to C. Reports).
This one is a stinker. The interior is
poorly built as well. The side of the
front seats is where the power seat
controls are located. They are placed
on a flimsy piece of plastic, which i
kicked getting out one time and it
broke right off.
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Excellent rear wheel drive car. Good
solid car with good power, looks, and
handling. Much more refined and
sophistocated than the Volvo 240s and
740s, but also somewhat more
problematic. Electrical gremlins have
found their home, but if you really
love your Volvo, you know how to fix
them and you won't be deterred.
Limited supply of aftermarket parts for
improving performance - you'll have to
get an 850 or S-70 if you want to "plug
and play" with performance chips.
Also, repairs are more expensive than
with the 240/740's. But, overall the
960 is a good car. I often find myself
driving home at night saying "I love
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