1996 Volvo 850 Consumer Review: Love hate relationship

1996 Volvo 850 - Consumer Review

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

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Love hate relationship
By dglassm on


1996 Volvo 850 GLT 4dr Sedan


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.

Best Features

Great seats still after 7 years. Sturdy windshield

Worst Features

Brakes that work. Dealerships whose service reps are not paid on commission. Interior that does not warp, sqeak rattle and roll. Better gas mileage.
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