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1996 Volvo 960 - Consumer Reviews

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Base 2.9L 6-cyl. 4-speed Automatic - (5 reviews )
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By Michaell
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1996 Volvo 960 Wagon 4dr Wagon


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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.


Favorite Features

Strong engine, plushness in a wagon.


Suggested Improvements

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.


Favorite Features

very comfortable,very sturdy. excellent sound system.


Suggested Improvements

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


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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.


Favorite Features

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


Suggested Improvements

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.


Favorite Features

Comfort, ergonomics, etc.


Suggested Improvements

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


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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.


Favorite 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.


Suggested Improvements

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


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