1996 Volvo 850 Consumer Review: Got a good one

1996 Volvo 850 - Consumer Review

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Base Sedan (2.4L 5-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Got a good one
By T-luv on


1996 Volvo 850 4dr Sedan


We bought this car in '99 with 57k on
it. Now has 150k miles. Had all of
the normal problems (brakes, cam
sensors, squeaks in dash, bulb burnout,
etc.) but these have all been
relatively minor. I can never
understand why folks take their cars to
the dealers for service and get ripped
off - find someone else! I fix most
things myself so costs have been rather
low. It's a solid car that we got for
my wife to be safe in. Will probably
sell it next year but overall it has
been a decent car and we'll miss it.
Probably the best student car out there
(safe, durable, not too powerful).

Best Features

Safety. Seats are comfy. Easy to drive. Gas mileage of 24mpg. Mechanically it seems durable. Great in snow and heats up super quick - my wife loves that!

Worst Features

Squeaky dash. Source better interior light bulbs.
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