1996 Volvo 850 Consumer Review: Not a Toyota...but

1996 Volvo 850 - Consumer Review

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

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Not a Toyota...but
By Patrickjd9 on


1996 Volvo 850 4dr Wagon


Definitely less reliable that previous
Toyotas, but certainly not bad. Main
problems have been replacing all brakes
and rotors plus expensive tires every
35K or so. Ignition switch, oxygen
sensor, and door stop replaced (tore
out weld), A/C recharged once. Some
dash rattles started before 60K miles.

Power is adequate without turbo. No
transmission problems yet (106K).

Best Features

Very comfortable and solid. Exceptional front seats, good CD player sound, interior durable. Oil changes are easy, auto transmission has drain plug.

Worst Features

There is never a good reason for center console window switches! Was fixed in S70/V70.
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