I bought this car with intentions of
being able to pass on to my child a
safe/reliable used vehicle that would
last several years. I have had
various problems with it since
purchasing it - having brakes repaired
most often (1-2 times a year). I will
never buy a Volvo again - my next car
will be a Nissan, Toyota or Volkwagen.
I really love this car when its not in
the the repair shop. Fortunately, I
have found a tire shop to do my
repairs. The volvo dealer repair shops
are a major league ripoff. Shim kit 10
dollars online , dealership 120.00 .
Rear pads and rotors 600.00 (tire shop
280)The brakes have been my major
problem. Somthing is always wrong. When
the check engine light comes on be sure
to check the master hose , a leak here
will create erroneous data on the 02
sensor. I have become used to all the
sqeaks , creaks and rattles. Next time
I will buy toyota/lexus or honda/acura.
Great seats still after 7 years.
Brakes that work.
Dealerships whose service reps are not
paid on commission.
Interior that does not warp, sqeak
rattle and roll.
Better gas mileage.
great solid car, even the trunk lid is
heavy so you know the passenger cage
will be protected in case of serious
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
Master cylinder replaced at around
80000 miles, otherwise no other major
handling especially curves at speeds,
need high performance tires.
better cup holders
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.
Its weight and driving ease.
I added a CD player in the glove -
would have been nice if it came with
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
Sport transmission setting.
More substantial cupholders, better
position for central locking switch.