1996 Volvo 850 Consumer Review: Not A Good Idea

1996 Volvo 850 - Consumer Review

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

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Not A Good Idea
By kittycrabbs on


1996 Volvo 850 GLT 4dr Wagon


People like to say Ford screwed up Volvo, but the 850 was made long before Ford took over and it's a dog. Constant front alignment problems, tire wear, abs problems, shifter wouldn't move, glove box decided not to open. I got rid of the car when the seat belt wouldn't pull away from the door post- wanted $650 to fix it. Never left me stranded, but the smallest repair job cost a fortune. I thought I'd have it a lot longer than 130k miles.

Best Features

The seats. So comfortable I wish I could have taken out and put them in my new car. High quality interior and paint.

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