Used 1997 Volvo 850 Wagon

1997 Volvo 850

1997 Highlights

The Turbo is now known as the T-5. GLT models get a new engine that makes 22 more horsepower than last year, and peak torque at a low 1,800 rpm. Base and GLT models meet Transitional Low Emission Vehicle (TLEV) regulations this year.


  • Side-impact airbags, superb seat comfort, solid construction


  • Oddly laid-out controls, price

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Features & Specs

T5 Turbo 4dr WagonGLT Turbo 4dr Wagon4dr WagonR Turbo 4dr Wagon
Transmission4-speed automatic4-speed automatic5-speed manual4-speed automatic
Horsepower222 hp @ 5200 rpm190 hp @ 5200 rpm168 hp @ 6100 rpm240 hp @ 5600 rpm


IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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Great Car
I have owned this car for 12 years and it has been fun to drive gets good gas mileage and is very fast. The seats are fantastic and the stereo is very good. I have had one incident and that is the ABS light comes on. The first time it happened was in the first year of ownership and no cost to me (dealer cost $1000). It occurred again this year and I found a guy on the internet who fixed it for $50. I love this car. Find a good Volvo mechanic and save yourself a lot of money
Great drive; nightmare A/C
Got a great deal on this used car -- below Blue Book -- and it has definitely been worth the money. Has always driven great for me; very comfortable (long as you're sitting in the front seat); great power. But I have spent far too much in recent years on what apparently is an unfixable freon leak; a black car w/o AC is unendurable in Florida summers, & the problem is getting worse. Other problems piling up now: elusive, stubborn oil leak has also cost money for several years, hinge on front passenger door broke; cupholder broke, sunroof broke; outside trim coming off; electrical short stops dash lights/turning signal from working. Odometer broke last year at 123K; time to trade this one in.
Fast roomy wagon but lots of problems
The Volvo wagon is unique. Lots of power and room but lots of mechanical problems too. It has cost $4500 in repairs to keep it going 75,000 miles so far and that does not include the $1200 quoted for replacing the AC evaporator. I might sell the car if I can't find a better price for the AC repair.
Used 1997 Volvo 850 Wagon Overview

The Used 1997 Volvo 850 Wagon is offered in the following styles: T5 Turbo 4dr Wagon, GLT Turbo 4dr Wagon, R Turbo 4dr Wagon, and 4dr Wagon.

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