1997 Volvo 850 Consumer Review: Problems big & small

1997 Volvo 850 - Consumer Review

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GLT Wagon (2.4L 5-cyl. Turbo 4-speed Automatic)

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Problems big & small
By Iyengar Yogi on


1997 Volvo 850 GLT Turbo 4dr Wagon


This is overall a great car in that it has lots of room. It is quite comfortable & the heating & AC work quickly & very well. I have had several small problems such as the heated seat & rear washer motor. But I took it in for an oil leak & it turned out to be a rear main seal. That was disappionting enough, but it turns out the differential part of the auto trans is failing & it now needs major transmission work. The car has only 64,000 miles on it so I am wondering if I have a lemon. I would expect any car but in particular a Volvo that is supposed to be reliable not to have this kind of issues with this many miles.

Best Features

Turbo power, heating & AC, seats, decent gas milage

Worst Features

reliability problems
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