1997 Volvo 850 Consumer Review: Suprisingly fun, yet......

1997 Volvo 850 - Consumer Review

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

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Suprisingly fun, yet......
By Atlanta 850 on


1997 Volvo 850 GLT Turbo 4dr Sedan


I purchase a 1997 GLT Sedan about two
years ago with 38,000 miles. I've put
an additional 40,000 on the vehicle.

Like another poster, I took my vehicle
in for an oil leak & it turned out to
be a rear main seal (big $$$$) at
70,000. There have been no other
issues with the car.

It has solid performance
characteristics and is assisting nicely
with my transition into adulthood at 32
(it is my first non-manual
transmission). Not as fun to drive as
my old Integra GSR....but its a heck of
a lot quieter!

Best Features

Good acceleration with out much turbo lag. Lots of room. Cops won't pull you over (they'd rather pick on the Audi and BMW folk)

Worst Features

Reliability (see rear seal above)....and I wish this model had a manual transmission (fortunately the new ones do)
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