1997 Volvo 850 Consumer Review: I won't consider anything but

1997 Volvo 850 Sedan - Consumer Review

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I won't consider anything but Volvo
By aod831 on


1997 Volvo 850 GLT Turbo 4dr Sedan


Traded in a 740 with 170,000 for an
850 with 58,000. I had the rear seal
oil leak problem, but once that was
fixed, this car has been a dream. I
now have 130,000 miles and it runs
just as smooth as the day I got it.
I'm turning it over to our newly
licensed teenage daughter and getting
a used S70 (which by the way, is what
my husband drives). I strongly
recommend the scheduled 5,000
maintenance. Our local dealers service
dept is simply the best. We couldn't
ask for better!

Best Features

Safety, acceleration, handling, comfortable interior

Worst Features

RE:Oil leak problem. "Advise dealers service dept. to REMOVE and thoroughly clean the breather box every 20,000 miles. A clogged breather box forces the oil back into the engine which creates the leak. If that is done, you might avoid the $1,600 repair. The cost to remove and clean
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