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1996 Volvo 960 Wagon - Consumer Reviews

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Base 2.9L 6-cyl. 4-speed Automatic - (5 reviews )

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Enjoy this car
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By Michaell
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1996 Volvo 960 Wagon 4dr Wagon


Review

The joint venture with Asia has
created a smooth and strong engine
which doesn't blink when tested. The
sound system, interior, and finishings
leave very little to question.


Best Features

Strong engine, plushness in a wagon.


Worst Features

Increase rear seat leg room....still tight even in 2004 v70's


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I like this car. (so far)
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By mtrelax
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1996 Volvo 960 Wagon 4dr Wagon


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other then normal engine parts being
replaced due to mileage I am quite happy
with this car. I do not take it to a
dealer. I found a great Volvo-only
repair shop that treats its customer
great at a fair price.


Best Features

very comfortable,very sturdy. excellent sound system.


Worst Features

what happen to the cup holders!?


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never again
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By velobaby
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1996 Volvo 960 Wagon 4dr Wagon


Review

We thought this would be an
excellent, reliable family car, but it
has been a piece of junk. We've
spent no less than $1000 on
maintenance. The AC has gone out,
the headlights have died; the radio is
terrible; the brakes have gone out;
the ENGINE BLOCK cracked!! I wish
I'd never even conisidered a Volvo
and I certainly never will again.


Best Features

Hopefully the resale value, so some other poor fool can pay for the repairs.


Worst Features

Functionality and reliability would be a good start.


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Would Not Buy Again
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By chirodoc
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1996 Volvo 960 Wagon 4dr Wagon


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I had a lot of problems with my '96
960. First there was the front end,
then the air conditioner went out,
twice! There were a number of
problems that one would not expect
from a one year old luxury car. Check
the Consumer Reports Relibility and
you will see what I mean. I just
bought a Lexus ES 300 instead. Back
to Japanese cars.


Best Features

Comfort, ergonomics, etc.


Worst Features

Reliability was poor


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Our Volvo 960 wagon has been a delight.
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By Oklahoma Volvo
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1996 Volvo 960 Wagon 4dr Wagon


Review

This car was purchased from an
individual in Texas and shipped
directly to our home. A Volvo dealer
did the pre-purchase inspection for
us. This car has been extremely
reliable, gets pretty good gas mileage
(about 19), and handles great. My
husband loves that it will turn on a
dime. We have really enjoyed the
winter package features and the
transmission setting for winter driving
is helpful in ice and snow. We have
taken two trips cross-country so far,
and the perfomance of the car is the
same no matter the terrain, weather, or
distance. The booster seat is a nice
touch for smaller passengers and there
is plenty room to fit carseats
comfortably.


Best Features

All the extras. Heated seats, all leather, rear view mirror defrosters, 3rs seat, driver's seat position memory, tons of cargo space, great handling.


Worst Features

There is only one cup holder that is sized to hold two soda cans for the front passengers.


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