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1996 Volvo 850 SedanReview
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My 1996 Volvo 850 — I had this awesome car for 14 months until some id rather not say hit me and destryoed this wonderful car of mine that i paid cash for. Ahhh many many memoires in that car!

Pros: 1. It was a Volvo
2.great looking car
3.very comfortable
4.great space
5.kinda fast
6.great quality
7.heated seats
8.power everything

Cons: 1.didn't have rims
2.no tinted windows
3.had no moonroof

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1996 Volvo 850Review
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Fun To Drive, But Safe! — Not much to say really. I love the car because of the wonderful gas mileage, the comfort, the quality of the build, as well as decent performance (despite the age of the car). There is also plenty of storage space, and I can comfortably fit 5 people in the car.

Pros: -good gas mileage
-can fit 5 people
-safe
-handles like a champ

Cons: -does not cure world hunger
-sluggish acceleration, no turbo charger

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1996 Volvo 850 R TurboReview
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If You Can See Past The Old Man Image Its A Fantastic Car — Even now 12 years after it was constructed its still solid with only the odd stone chip giving away its age. Built when Volvo where actually Volvo, perhaps the ultimate R built......

Pros: Every luxury you could want

Cons: Just make sure you are good friends with your wallet!

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1996 Volvo 850 Turbo WagonReview
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Awesome Handling, Lots Of Torque, 300000kms (186000 Miles) And Still Going Strong — This Volvo 850 2.5 TDI is the best handling car I've ever driven, despite my experience with lots of other (newer) cars. It's also very safe with its two airbags and typical Volvo reliability. In addition, the car is a lot faster than you'd expect, in spite of the rather small amount of horsepower (145bhp) available. This might be typical for my car though, because it depends on how you've run it in. If you drive the car normally, it has a fuel consumption of about 8 litres per 100kms (62 miles). If you drive it at full speed on the highway, it goes up to 12 litres, which still isn't that bad.

Pros: - safe
- very good handling
- faster than you'd think (lots of torque)
- spacious
- extremely solid (even after 300000kms/186000 miles)

Cons: - some people might consider the car ugly (its design is outdated)
- the older the car gets, the more smoke its exhaust produces (but that's a typical diesel problem)
- after 11 years, the dashboard sometimes starts to produce squeaky noises which are a bit annoying (probably airco related)

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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1996 Volvo 850 GLTReview
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Best Sleeper Ever — Incredibly good long distance, decent grunt (but nothing that special), with a bit of suspension work it's quite entertaining through twisties. Just a very comfortable, effortless car. And it has a damn good 5 cylinder motor - now found in all sorts of Fords and Volvos...

Pros: Coppers never notice it

Cons: Make sure you keep your drain traps clear!

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1996 Volvo 850 Turbo WagonReview
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Pure Grunt Power T5 — This car may look like an old Volvo - but it can cruise at 100 mph only doing 3 and a half thousand revs - but put it in sports mode and do up your windows so no-one can hear you scream.....

Pros: T5 excellent top end speed

Cons: 12 years old

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1996 Volvo 850 WagonReview
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My First Car And I Love It — its my first car and it has been a reliable and classy way to move me around for 3 years now. i love the fact that its 12 years old and has nice stuff like leather interior, power seats remote locking and six air bags.

Pros: safe and you look like a good person

Cons: not that fast with base engine

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1996 Volvo 850Review
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Reliable Safe Spacious Car ! — it's incredible safe,reliable and spacious. The 2.5 10 valve 5 cyl engine delivers enough power and the handling is ok for a car of this size and weight !

Pros: reliability

Cons: fuel consumption

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1996 Volvo 850 TurboReview
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Sleeper, When Running. — This car was hands down the quickest car I've driven in quite some time. And then the radiator, cv boots, pcv system, transmission, water pump, fuel pump, and rod knock had to be fixed.

Pros: Fast as balls when cold outside.

Cons: Got a fat wallet?

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1996 Volvo 850 Platinum Limited Edition Turbo WagonReview
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Overall A Great And Fun Car To Drive — The 850 Turbo wagon is a great car. The acceleration and performance are very good (the Turbo wagons have a 0-60 of about 7.1 seconds). Feels very solid and handles turns well, although the sportier suspension results in a very bumpy ride at times. The Platinum Edition comes fully loaded to boot, although this one is missing the CD changer that comes goes with the stereo system. The panel on the inside of the tailgate came loose, which is a common problem on the 850 wagons. Repair kits are readily and cheaply available however. Overall, not the best out there, but considering the price it offers a lot of performance and features.

Pros: Handling, cargo space, head and leg room, acceleration

Cons: Cluttered console layout, interior tailgate panel

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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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