1997 Volvo 850 Consumer Review: Unreliable, maintenance headac

1997 Volvo 850 - Consumer Review

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Unreliable, maintenance headache
By SB on


1997 Volvo 850 R Turbo 4dr Wagon


Unless you or a friend are certified
Volvo mechanics - STAY AWAY from these
cars. I have thoroughly enjoyed this
car - but only when it was behaving
properly. I have been eaten alive with
repairs and excessive maintenance. For
what was originally a $40,000 car,
this is the biggest rip off I have
ever had the displeasure of owning.

Best Features

Fun to drive, heated seats, suede interior

Worst Features

Quality control, ABS system, better cup holders, improved dealership service, extended warranties (factory given only and supplied for free to make their old suckers - I mean customers at least think of buying one again)
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