I have newer cars but I always prefer this car, it's fast but would never draw attention to the cops. My dogs love it because it's not so high off the ground easy to get into. It runs along at 80+ like a Mercedes without the Mercedes non sense of sky high repair bills.
I will never buy a volvo again. I don't
know why everyone thinks they're such
great cars. In less than 6 months at
76,000 I had to replace blown heater
lines, the bearing that holds the drive
shaft (so it wouldn't bang against the
bottom of the car), a blown head gasket
(stupid aluminum engine), and an
endless headache of electrical
problems: power roof switch, dash
lights going out, and drivers side
heated seat stopped heating. Under the
hood the electrical is crap, too. The
interior quality is crap, too. The trim
would come loose and it had tons of
squeeks and rattles.
The last of the rear wheel drive volvo
(later called S/V90) Truely a perfect
combination of power and comfort.
Smooth inline 6 aluminum engine
producing 200HP (1995+models
dropped to 180HP -cam profile
changed to higher torque at lower
The nivomats suspention provides
supirior ride quality even with a full
Priority maintainance:Timming belt
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You would think that after building
this car for soo many years that Volvo
would have paid more attention to the
details. The same switches that failed
on my 86 740 wagon failed again on my
92 960 wagon. The electrical demons
under the hood came back ten fold on
this model and I had to endure poorer
performance from a six cylinder engine
than I had from my old four banger.
Doesn't Volvo have any engineers left
that look at these long term problems
and actually address some of them?
I've had my 960 wagon for a few years and the only problems I've had have been caused by mechanics who lacked the intelligence needed to get the job done right the first time. After 10 model years, it is superior to just about every new car available for under $40K. It's the ultimate road trip car, and works suprisingly well in the winter with a round of snow tires. The paint job on this car is outstanding too.