1997 Volvo 850 Consumer Review: Never Again

1997 Volvo 850 - Consumer Review

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Never Again
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1997 Volvo 850 T5 Turbo 4dr Sedan


We bought the 850-T5 with 42,000 mi, it
now has 72,000. This car has been
nothing but a problem since we bought
it. Problems include: electrical
system, A/C went out, broken seal for
the headlight washers and engine
replaced. Fortunately, we did purchase
an extended warranty but we're suing
the Warranty company for failure to
settle the claim.

I will never buy another one, I've also
owned 2 BMW's (currently a '97 740I)
and these have always been reliable.
Note that I have maintained an
impeccable service schedule. As a
result there's no excuse for this car's
lack of quaility and reliability.
Volvo buyers should BEWARE.

Best Features

Seats and sunroof (but not worth the rest).

Worst Features

100,000MI/5 Year bumper to bumper warranty (you'll need it.)
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