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1996 Volvo 850 TurboReview
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Great Car. — It's a great car, easy to build on, fast. Only down side are the little things that go wrong, and once you upgrade the performance substantially, larger problems ensue. It's a great car to drive, and is alot faster than most expect.

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

Pros: Turbo

Cons: Tranny

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1996 Volvo 850 WagonReview
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Definately Worth The Money As They Are Available For Well Under A Thousand Pounds..even The T5 — Bought this car last october,has the 10V 5 pot 2.0 with 124BHP(ish) and i love the engine note,love the interior,the practicality,comfort,safety. Not so keen on the layout of the dash [some switches are hidden from view by the wheel](though i do prefer it to the phase one S/V70)

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Engine note from the I5

Cons: A few niggles that are very common (Horn,tailgate dampers,tailgate trim,seat heaters) suffering with age

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1996 Volvo 850 SedanReview
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Great Cruiser — Very, very good to drive, just got back from driving it 2500kms to Ivanhoe, not a single problem. Would recommend to anyone looking for a good driving car, would suggest turbo model though if you looking for a little more go.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Drive qualtiy

Cons: On the slow side

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1996 Volvo 850 TurboReview
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Nutter In A Suit,a Right Scream — getting past the looks which arent its strongest asset it goes well third gear pull is something else,brakes could be sharper,handlings a bit off the pace,more suited to blasting up and down the motorway as its very comfortable,build qualitys ok,its had the odd oil leak,tyres lasted 5000mls,brake pads lasted 3000,having said that i really do drive it like i stole it,it will wheelspin in 3rd gear doin 60mph in the wet if your really trying.the looks arent too bad although the boxy theme is continued on the inside,the blue interior to match the outside just looks naff.i have been impressed with its mpg averiging around 24mpg,overall im pleased with the car,i wouldnt hesitate to buy another driving it like you stole it its fun to drive

Pros: straight line punch,discreet looks

Cons: interior naff,looks handling

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1996 Volvo 850 TurboReview
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'96 850 Turbo — It gets great mileage even when you put your foot to the floor. The build of the car is quite well since it is 12+ years old and still looks and drives brand new. Appearance to some may be a box but it is one of the safest cars in the world. The cost of ownership in the beginning was high but if you get the main issues completed early you won't have much to worry about. Main issue is timing belt and associated parts, since they can including labor run you around $1700. Fun factor is pretty high up there since you have a car that looks inconspicuous but can still do at least 130 mph stock.

Pros: Fun to drive, Resonable gas mileage, Sporty, Very safe and reliable, Easy to work on

Cons: Overall cost of ownership

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1996 Volvo 850 Platinum Limited Edition Turbo WagonReview
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413,000kms And Still Going! — I love the pearl paint! The tail gate rattle is not very fun. But driving the car is just enjoyable every time I get in it. The options excellent. The nivomat rear suspension is really nice when hauling a heavy load. The cars turbo motor is amazing. The fuel mileage is great as long as you stay out of the turbo boost. I would buy another one if I saw one.

Pros: Its a Volvo!!!

Cons: Tailgate rattle

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1996 Volvo 850 SedanReview
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Volvo, The Tank — Bought car used and abused (unfortunately) put new spark plugs and K&N air filter in it. runs much much better. suprisingly quick for it's weight and power. built like a tank (Volvo of course) exteriors fair, some body work is gonna need to be done. especially some nice wheels good gas mileage (went to Callahan and back on about 3-4 gallons) i like driving it, seeing as it's a 5-speed manual bought it for approx 1600 w/ 112,000 mls

Pros: 5-speed manual, 5-cylinder

Cons: engine is in poor condition

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1996 Volvo 850 GLTReview
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My Baby — I love this car!!! Classic, has personality, awesome interior......and it's mine of course. It accelerates great and can be set for sport or econ. sport has a kick and is fun to drive but I like to save as much money on gas so I keep it on econ usually. Since it's an older car I've had to take it in a few times but nothing to bad. The breaks are a bit squeaky when you don't keep the car clean but that's the personality that I mentioned. I'm the only one who can brake without it screaming. Exterior is a regal boxier shape but it pulls it off with a great black color. Interior is fantastic! leather interior with a great sound system. The cost is normal and I have no problems with gas mileage. I love driving this car! I roll all five windows "sunroof included" and drive, and drive, and drive.

Pros: everything about it

Cons: squeaky brakes if you arn't familier with the car.

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1996 Volvo 850 Turbo WagonReview
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Volvos Kick Ass — Handles well, incredible on hwy, and accelerates past any traffic in a heartbeat. Gas mileage is about 10L/100km in city and around 7.5L/100km hwy. Even when doing 140km/hr, on the flats, it maintains this mileage. Totally recommend having a turbo on a car - ads to safety when passing on Canadian hwys. No major repairs - just regular maintenance. Over 220,000 kms and still pulling strong as ever.

Pros: fast, reliable and amazingly comfortable on long drives

Cons: heavy car, and internal controls could be better.

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1996 Volvo 850 GLTReview
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Boxy But Good, And Reliable — Only things I have to do to this car have been: New battery (replace old battery) New brakes (replace old brakes) New tires (replace old tires) Oil Change New alternator New Windshield Wipers Other than that NOTHING else, not back for a twelve year old car no? -post pictures later :) -

Pros: Volvo, its sturdy and extremely well built. Decent engine, enough to get you onto the highway, and the fact my Volvo came with a third market muffler (despite what my dad believes). The engine has a rather nice hum to it, though nothing that screams "I need attention"

Cons: Heavy car a decently powerful engine, means that you're going to be paying a lot in gas. My car roughly pulls twenty miles per gallon, and that won't cut it anymore.

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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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