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1996 Volvo 850 Sedan

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lolos volvo
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By lolo
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1996 Volvo 850 Sedan Turbo 4dr Sedan


Review

great solid car, even the trunk lid is
heavy so you know the passenger cage
will be protected in case of serious
accident.
fast car,as soon as u pass the initial
turbo lag, for its size and weight.
above average maintenance/ repair fees
but not unusual or even less than other
european cars.
Master cylinder replaced at around
80000 miles, otherwise no other major
repairs done.


Best Features

stability safety features unique design


Worst Features

handling especially curves at speeds, need high performance tires. better cup holders


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Love My Volvo
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By Huling
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1996 Volvo 850 Sedan 4dr Sedan


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Bought my Volvo at one year with
20,000 on it. Pure comfort and
safety. Great heater seats in winter.
Currently have 115,000 on her and
expect to go another few years. No
big problems, usual maintenence and
tire replacement. Worry free car.


Best Features

Its weight and driving ease.


Worst Features

I added a CD player in the glove - would have been nice if it came with one.


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Just a great car
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By pmulry
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1996 Volvo 850 Sedan GLT 4dr Sedan


Review

We bought our 850 used a little over a
year ago and it's been a gem. From
these reviews, it looks like you
either get a dog or a jewel, so we
were lucky. We bought it with just
over 100k on the odometer and have put
about 15k on it in a year. From the
way that it drives, you would never
suspect that it has that many miles on
it, it drives just like a new car. In
our year of ownership, we've averaged
just over 20mpg and the only cost
we've had (other than oil changes) was
for an A/C repair early last summer
for about $300. I highly recommend
this car.


Best Features

Sport transmission setting.


Worst Features

More substantial cupholders, better position for central locking switch.


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Love/Hate relationship
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By Cheapflyfishing sob
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1996 Volvo 850 Sedan GLT 4dr Sedan


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This car drives me crazy. On one hand,
it is a very nice car and holding up
very well. On the other hand, as a
former Honda owner, it is frustrating.
Lots of problems with dashboard - major
squeek in radio area and the glovebox
had to be replaced because they
couldn't stop the door from squeaking.
Many similar problems as other people
such as A/C, calipers, O2 sensor. The
dashboard remains creaky-cheap plastic.
But the amazing thing is that the
creaks have not changed since the first
year I had the car.


Best Features

Space, seats. I love the solid feel of the doors shutting. The engine is not as refined as others, but very durable and she likes to run! I like the winter mode feature. It is great in the snow.


Worst Features

Better components such as the A/C. Need to improve the quality of the plastic.


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Extremely Reliable
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By TG894
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1996 Volvo 850 Sedan GLT 4dr Sedan


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I have owned 5 volvos and everyone of
them have been great cars


Best Features

sport transmission


Worst Features

more cupholders


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