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1996 Volvo 850 SedanReview
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Decent — performance is decent the shifting is a little jerky. it can be a fun car to drive if you get the turbo versions or even the rturbo versions. gas mileage is decent can get 30 mpg if you drive it slowly and safely. but if you are a teenager you will most likely get 23-25 mpg

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: i have subwoofers

Cons: heating fan is dying

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1996 Volvo 850 TurboReview
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Fun But Could Have Been Better — its pretty fast for a car of its size but the back end will not come out round the corners, also it isa disgusting colour tho that should be rectified soon along with some other exterior mods ie. wheels, spoiler ect ect

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: fast, good handling for car its size

Cons: poor fuel economy,

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1996 Volvo 850 GLTReview
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Might Not Look Or Preform The Best But Its A Awseome Day To Day Driver —

At first glance I didnt like the looks at all of my car. I tought it was some ugly saftey box. But after haveing it for a few years I enjoy the Volvo. It has a comfy leather interior. A 5 banger that puts out enough to get up to speed and pass on the highway. The sport mode is fun as well gives it a bit more pick up. It preforms great in the winter if the roads are a bit slick with the winter mode button on. A spacious back seat and plenty of room in the trunk to put more besides my current 2 10" subs. Also the stock speakers are damn good sounding in my opinon. Gas mileage is alright I get about 18 city and 20-22 Highway. The steering wheel feels very well grounded and connected with the wheels not numb. The sunroofs nice but broke after a couple of months being electronic and its a 14 year old car, no big suprise. The cabin noise isnt too bad on the highway theres some wind noise nothing over bearing though and the engines not too loud. The window swiches are in a weird place though for the front seats there both in the center console. And also has only 2 non ajustable cup holders, wish it had more.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Peppy on the highway for passing,Comfy ride,Spacious interior,Good steering feel,good stereo

Cons: Lack of cupholders,Window control placement for front

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1996 Volvo 850 Turbo WagonReview
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Buy Buy Buy — i like everthing but its a diesel it needs more power and the 5 cly engine sounds super!!!!! its chep to run very realible and with - 37 in russa it started first time its the car of all cars love it and it will never leave me !!!!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: its a volvo

Cons: none

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1996 Volvo 850 GLTReview
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My Volvo 850 Review-sort Of — One of the best cars Volvo has built. Solid 5 cylinder engine co-designed by Porsche has and unforgettable sound and decent performance- the turbocharged engine is better. Handles well, looks nice, comfortable, 8 speaker sound system, leather, 22 MPG. Low cost of maintenance. I haven't really modified this car, yet. I have upgraded the wheels to the factory 16" turbo wheels, added a mini keyboard to the steering wheel so I can text and keep both hands on the wheel at all times, hands free bluetooth mirror and modded the stereo to use and aftermarket amp and wired in an audio cable so I can listen to mp3s from my phone. What else? Made a dual USB charging station from old usb jacks and fabbed up a 5 volt power supply to charge cellphones or run anything else that requires a 5 volt USB power source.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Uhh, it's a Volvo... A real one... Not a Fordvo

Cons: Needs a turbo badly

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1996 Volvo 850 R TurboReview
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850r Did Someone Say Sleeper? — One of about 8000 850R sedans shipped to the United states in 1996. This car however gets even more rare when you consider the fact that it has a 5 speed manual M92 transmission which was only availible in Europe. This car is a dream come true! I'll write more later

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Everything

Cons: its not worth bringing up one if i could think of any!

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1996 Volvo 850 TurboReview
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Great Car Lots Of Maintenance — The performance on the car is great the build quality however is very sad lots of minor problems with it The appearance is defiantly a teenagers car even in the 21 century it still looks good in my eyes the cost of ownership is high the car only gets about 17 mpg but i do find it fun to drive not like a sports car though

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: great pick-up for an older car

Cons: little problems here and there

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1996 Volvo 850 TurboReview
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Its Awsome — love it. the car had a nice grip of the road. performance is amazing. accels qucik and brakes fast. cost is low. runs forever. Amazingly fun of a car to drive. gives a awesome feel when the roof is open and the turbo is a great kick.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: its awsome

Cons: none

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1996 Volvo 850 SedanReview
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Volvo 850 — The motor has a LOT of potential, The A/C system is the weak spot in this car. Service work is cheap if you can do it yourself. Tune the car right and its surprisingly fun to drive. Easy to work on if you know what you are doing.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Safety and performance

Cons: the parts can be costly

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1996 Volvo 850 SedanReview
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For Cool People Only — Its sick, easily confused for a V12 the power is beyond belief, and thats before you click it in to sports mode, after that hold onto your seat cause you're about to hit warp speed, when i drive it's like sulu punched it.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: SICK

Cons: NONE

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1997 Volvo 850 Reviews

It's A Volvo. Safe. Reliable. And Surprisingly Fun To Drive. By Alex

I bought this car a year ago on eBay, and I have to say, it's been a great car. There have been a few issues, but nothing out of the ordinary. And I'm also a fan of the boxy style. Read More

Great For Fun And The Family By Steven

this is the 6th t5 ive had this one being the best paid £500 for it,when i bought it it seemed a bit slugish have had the cambelt done and it goes like a rocket.glad i bought the manual one as its doe... Read More

1995 Volvo 850 Reviews

Spritely Pos; Thank God Volvo Did Not Let Fomoco Get To The Drivetrain. By ALLOYED2SEA

Everything made out of plastic is crumbling under my fingers. The motor is still impressive. The suspension bottoms out easily. Brakes are good. Still good looking. Mixed bag; except the creaking, des... Read More

Volvo Quality By James

very solid performance,excellent handling,solid quiet no wind noise,very good safety,brakes are excellent 4 wheel disc,horsepower is decent,sport or economy shifter,very good stereo,6 speakers,16 inch... Read More

1994 Volvo 850 Reviews

Volvo 850 Sportwagon - Does Not Break The Faith By Volvomaven

The 850 wagon replaced the venerable 240 wagon and was Volvos first foray into FWD, a first for Volvo. Also gone was the typical red block motor and in its place was the now renown Porsche designed 5 ... Read More

Great Car Overall Handles Very Well. Like The Turbo On It Gives It That Extra Boots And Great In Sno By Steven

power windows, heated seats, dual climate control,leather,sunroof, roof rack, fold down seats for extra storage, abs at all four wheels, aluminum rims, Sport mode, Winter mode, Economy mode, Tractio... Read More

1993 Volvo 850 Reviews

Was Overall A Good & Safe Car With 2 Babies By Glitter23

Hated it being hard to find mechanics that I could afford with being a single mom with 2 babies Plus finding parts that I could afford was always hard Usually good and very comfortable with working a... Read More

Love It With A Passion. By Tristan

Love the way it looks , ride, handle and feel. If your not into the most flashy car , but one that has longevity and quality ,i 'd recommend this car not , mine a car like mine. European cars are th... Read More

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