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1997 Volvo 960

   
 
Volvo 960 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.9 L Inline 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 181 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

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  • What's New for 1997

    Automatic load leveling joins the options list for the wagon, while tailored leather seating is no longer available on the wagon.

 
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

A great and comfortable family

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Vehicle: 1997 Volvo 960 4dr Wagon

We've owned Volvo for years, and traded a 1988 740 Turbo for our current 1997 960 in September 2001. Our current mileage is 169,000, and other than routine maintenance, our car has been reliable, comfortable and trouble-free. Yes, the plastic interior bits do tend to fall off and the sunroof leaks, but the car's long-distance comfort, safety, and high spec make it an ideal purchase for those on a budget who desire a safe, solid and agile vehicle. The key is to find a good mechanic who specializes and let him look after the maintenance. Running costs are much less than a Mercedes or BMW. We average 20mpg city/26 hwy. The '98 V70 is the same car, and the last year for this body style.




Solid vehicle, volvo service has

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Vehicle: 1997 Volvo 960 4dr Wagon

have all praise for this car. last of the roomy comfy wagons. Only buyer beware is poor Volvo service nowadays. cannot invest today's Volvo prices, and risk big service $$$$ with poor service quality, numerous, repeated trips over same problems. more than one dealership. Sad for what was once a great company. we're now looking at VW, Subaru, after years with Volvo.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

A great car!

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Vehicle: 1997 Volvo 960 4dr Wagon

I agree with the others: an all-around great car. The only glaring piece of poor workmanship is the cup holder--- surely Volvo could have done better than this. Very smooth engine, largely due to its being an inline six. And rear drive contributes to better weight distribution. Rear drive also makes possible the short turning radius-no problems with tight u-turns. I have mixed premium gas with intermediate without a problem. Agreed, radio reception isn't the best, as others have observed.After several years, my air conditioning output is getting weak, but that may only require a recharge of refrigerant- --I hope! Front window sill coverings are pulling away. Am very pleased overall.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

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  • 16
  • cty
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  • 24
  • highway
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Full 1997 Volvo 960 Review

What's New for 1997

Automatic load leveling joins the options list for the wagon, while tailored leather seating is no longer available on the wagon.

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jrosasmc
01-22-2002
During the last two years of the 850's and 960's existence (1996 & 1997), how did they do in terms of overall reliability and durability? I've heard, and do know for a fact, that the 960 was more ...