1997 Volvo 850 Consumer Review: Beware of hidden problems

1997 Volvo 850 Sedan - Consumer Review

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Beware of hidden problems
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1997 Volvo 850 GLT Turbo 4dr Sedan


Bought a Volvo that looked clean in terms of cosmetics - body, seats, etc but let the dealer talk me out of getting an independent inspection. Bad mistake. Heater core was later found to be leaking inside the car, radiator had small leak and after a few miles water hose to cool turbo split open. $1,200 later I learned my lesson. Labor is expensive on these cars and parts are too. Pay the $75 bucks for an inspection and be prepared to walk away from your dream car.

Best Features

Love turbo power for getting on freeway onramp.

Worst Features

Better intrior leather quality.
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