1996 Volvo 850 Consumer Review: Enjoying my 850 Turbo-starting

1996 Volvo 850 - Consumer Review

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Base Sedan (2.3L 5-cyl. Turbo 4-speed Automatic)

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Enjoying my 850 Turbo-starting to worry
By TomH on


1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 4dr Wagon


I bought my car 1 year old from the
dealer. I had all scheduled maint.
done at the dealer. I have been very
happy with reliability for the past 5
years. It now has 73K miles and I am
having to do some major maint. that is
very expensive. New engine mounts
(known to go bad), new struts, shocks,
brake rotors, radiator, dented rim.
Roads are rough around Dallas and I
drive it hard, it just seems like a
major overhaul. I was going to trade
it but decided to do the repairs and
hope to keep it for another two
years/25K mi.

Best Features

Excellent accelleration, great cargo capacity, great for active sporting people.

Worst Features

I cannot think of a thing to change. I guess that is why I am repairing and keeping it. I looked at probably a dozen different makes and models, but kept coming back to Volvo.
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