This one's a keeper
By socaldriver on
Vehicle1997 Volvo 850 GLT Turbo 4dr Sedan
ReviewI bought my '97 850GLT sedan new, and
have put on 98,000 miles in 5 yrs. The
worst problems so far have been related
to the on board computer. You need a
Volvo dealer to diagnose any problems
when the "check engine" lamp goes on
because most local mechanics won't
spend the money on the diagnostic
equipment needed. Idiot lights aside,
I have seen way fewer problems with
this car than some other more expensive
sedans out there. Plus I've seen a
lots of real old Volvos still on the
road. There is a entire subculture
involved in restoring and modifying
Volvo's...and they start with cars that
have 100K + miles because it's such a
solid car to begin with.
Best FeaturesSolid road feel, gas mileage (22-25), good acceleration with GLT light pressure turbo, decent price.
Worst FeaturesInterior controls are funky. New parts are not cheap.
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