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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

Review of the 1997 Volvo 960

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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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Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (21 total reviews)

Very reliable even w/ 200+

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Vehicle: 1996 Volvo 960

I loved this Caesar. Got it will 204000 and took it to 220000 and only fixed a wire with supplies I already had. Never stranded me and even when the wire broke she still got me home. Only sold it because I began commuting and the gas mileage sucked. But that is the only bad thing I have to say about the car. Put all those miles on it and still sold her for a profit. EXCELLENT CAR

Surprising car

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Vehicle: 1996 Volvo 960

This has been an amazing car for me. I got it with a bit over 100,000 miles on it, and have not had to bring it to the shop for anything besides normal maintenance in the three years and additional 60,000 miles I've put on it, even after sitting twice for periods of four months when I went to school. Seats are very comfortable. Coming to this car from an old very luxurious Cadillac was an easy transition; the Volvo is about as comfortable but handles like a sports car. Very grippy, poised, and well balanced. 200 hp isn't a ton, but the large amount of torque hits hard at any rev. It has little cool features too like the door handles and a drip edge so so don't get wet when you pay a toll.

Fantastic car

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Vehicle: 1996 Volvo 960

This car is wonderful. I felt very safe and comfortable in my volvo. I purchased this car about a year ago. The only problem (purchased with the car) was a rear main seal leak. Car need more power and rear leg room. massive trunk, comfortable ride, maximum visability, ease of drive, turning radius, and fuel economy make this car perfect for travel.

200k and still going

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Vehicle: 1996 Volvo 960

I purchased this Volvo 9 months ago with 194,000 miles on it, it has been a fun car to drive and haven't had a stitch of problems. The turning radius is awesome and the ride is like a tight sports ride. The body has no rust, which says alot for a Chicago car. I have now turned 204,000 and still going strong. I do like this style better than the newer ones. The only issue is the front seats won't move forward or back, everything else is great

I love volvos, except this

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Vehicle: 1996 Volvo 960

Had it for three months. Purchased with 96,000 miles. We're at 100,000 now with a new transmission, struts, cup holder, etc. It's fun to drive, but I hope the kinks in the '96 were fixed for the 960's last year. I really only gets 17 to the gallon anyways.

Such a beautiful car, expensive

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Vehicle: 1996 Volvo 960

I bought this car as inexpensive transportation. It looks great inside and out, and has a ton of great features, especially for an older car. So far everything works great on the inside, I've had problems with the car overheating and a blown headgasket. But, the car has almost 150k, so I guess I should be happy with whatever I get out of it.

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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Gas Mileage


  • 16
  • cty
  • 24
  • highway
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