1996 Volvo 850 Consumer Review: Sad car

1996 Volvo 850 - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

116 Total Reviews

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

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Sad car
By pickaxpete on


1996 Volvo 850 4dr Wagon


I think this is the worst used car I
have ever owned. After having the car
inspected pre sale, all kinds of
problems have cost me thousands and I
have only driven it 3000 miles.
From emission control problems to
sensors to brakes this car continues to
go bad.
I spent over a thousand on emission
repairs and hundreds more on brakes and
recently the sensor that controls
traction, ABS and cruise went bad.
The dealer I am going to says that many
of these problems are not common at my
mileage of 100,000 but this car seems
to have alot of problems.
If you buy one, do it from a dealer and
get a good, written warranty which
includes passing state emission tests.

Best Features

The car is good ergonomically.

Worst Features

Sell the Volvo Co.to Toyota or Honda so it will be more reliable.
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