1997 Volvo 850 Consumer Review: Great value when purchased use

1997 Volvo 850 - Consumer Review

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R Wagon (2.3L 5-cyl. Turbo 4-speed Automatic)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Great value when purchased used.
By Michael Kamentsev on


1997 Volvo 850 R Turbo 4dr Wagon


Love the shape of my 850R wagon. Still
contemporary interior. Very spacious.
Purchased for $11,000 with 85,000 miles
in bad condition. Invested $1000 to
change all fluids, battery, brakes and
tubro seals and hoses. Running like a
bueauty for a year- no problems. I also
have 88 Volvo 240 with 180,000 and
expect to put 300,000 miles on it :)
This is not a joke - just go to a junk
yard to see 240s with over 300,000
miles on them. Welcome to Volvo
family :)

Best Features

Heated seats, turbo punch on freeway, confindence when driving.

Worst Features

Interior of the wagon rattles a lot - different materials & panel attachments need to be used. Chains or spikes- spiders always damage inner side front wheel wells when drining on ice/snow. I wish manual was available.
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