1997 Volvo 850 Consumer Review: Will probably never be repeate

1997 Volvo 850 - Consumer Review

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

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Will probably never be repeated
By Old school Volvos on


1997 Volvo 850 4dr Sedan


Have had the BASE model 850 for 5 years
and never had a problem other than
Volvo's really bad batteries and the
fact that I abuse the brakes cause they
are so excellent. I take it in for
brake pads more than I'd like but wow
what a value this car turned out to be.
Also one of the heated seats is broken
but I don't really care (May fix later)

The thing is that it'll never be
repeated as after 1997 Volvo went
Japanese. All of the old school Volvo
stuff got replaced and the cars have
lost all the Euro touches that are so
great about it. I am sure the new
Volvos are still good, but I certainly
don't like them.

Best Features

Seats, BRAKES (probably the best ever made)

Worst Features

None. At the price I paid in 97 the car is perfect and a great value and the Volvo experience that will probably never be repeated. I consider the car to be a collectors item, especially in the light blue color no longer available.
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