1997 Volvo 850 Consumer Review: Good Car!

1997 Volvo 850 - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

71 Total Reviews

Base Wagon (2.4L 5-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Good Car!
By Volvo 850 Driver on


1997 Volvo 850 4dr Wagon


Bought car 25,000 miles ago. I've only had to replace a control arm in the
front end. Car runs well, with oil changes every 3,000 miles (at 3,000 on the
oil change, engine seems to make a ticking noise which disappears with an
oil change.) When I purchased it, it had some interior lights out. Also, radio
volume is not working properly - turn down the volume, sometimes it turns all
the way down with just a touch of the dial; turn it up, sometimes it maxes
the volume with just a touch of the dial. Only other negative - the shift lock
button clicks when I step on the brake to shift out of neutral. It's actually
"fun" to drive for a wagon.

Best Features

Comfortable seats, good pickup for a big car without turbo, airbags, and general safety with the Volvo product.

Worst Features

Slightly sluggish in the corners (but again, it's a wagon!), burned out light bulbs in the interior, costly preventive maintenance, radio problem.
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