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1997 Volvo 960 - Consumer Reviews

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Base 2.9L 6-cyl. 4-speed Automatic - (21 reviews )
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Volvo tried and true
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By Eric
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1997 Volvo 960 Sedan 4dr Sedan


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I am a new Volvo owner as of this year and would buy another one for sure! This car amazes me every day because it is so reliable. Smooth power, nice comfort and awesome lighting! I will say that brakes are an issue but who can complain with the crap out on the market today. Oh, and real crap cupholders!


Favorite Features

Lighting, turning radius, room, stereo, smooth power.


Suggested Improvements

Door leather, cup holders, brakes, ash tray, exhaust hangers.


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Overall Nice
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By Nick
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1997 Volvo 960 Sedan 4dr Sedan


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This is my first Volvo. The ride quality and engine performance are very good for a family sedan. I have not had many problems with the engine (after 165,000 miles). The sunroof and interior are rather cheap. The sunroof continuously breaks and leaks, and the interior chips. The brakes have to be replaced about as often as Nascar does theirs. Overall a solid vehicle though, just some minor tweaks.


Favorite Features

Power, Handling, Comfort


Suggested Improvements

Sunroof, Interior, Brakes


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It's the best I have driven so far
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By Stuka
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1997 Volvo 960 Sedan 4dr Sedan


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I never thought I would have bought a Volvo. But after riding with one of my friends in his S90, I could not keep away from getting one too. I have had it for 8 years and taken it all over the east cost as well as Canada several times. I am ready for a new car and decided to give it to my daughter as her 1st car. My experience with this car made me buy my wife a V70 XC , an awesome car too . Will buy myself a good V70R next


Favorite Features

The solid ride


Suggested Improvements

Cup holders


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poor build quality
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By herb c
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1997 Volvo 960 Sedan 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car used in late 2003. I had many problems with the car such as sunroof and trunk leaks that my mechanic couldn't locate (and they're volvo mechanics) and numerous other problems such as replacing the evaporator, compressor, power seats, etc... The car's engine and ride are very good but that's it. The car was in the shop probably every 3 weeks. I finally traded it in on a used Acura which is great. I've owned Volvos since 1986 and I'm not impressed with their build quality.


Suggested Improvements

Build quality needs to be improved alot.


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Sunroof & Brakes
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By Larry
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1997 Volvo 960 Sedan 4dr Sedan


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This is my third Volvo. I have been VERY disappointed with the poor quality sun roof. After having it repaired five times (three under warranty) I finally gave up. In addition, this car eats brake pads and ended up needing new pads every 9-12 months. Cup holders in interior are a joke.


Favorite Features

Overall, solid car, including Volvo safety!


Suggested Improvements

Improve sunroof quality. Add some reasonable cup holders.


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