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1996 Volvo 850 SedanReview
Chris writes:

Comfort And Joy — Never thought of owning a Volvo until I came across this 850. It's a good looking car, ultra reliable, really good handling and performance, and is so comfortable. You can really enjoy driving in this car. It just has a completely solid feel.

Pros: Ultra reliable, great handling and performance, extremely comfortable.

Cons: Generally viewed as an "old mans car" for some reason.

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1996 Volvo 850 SedanReview
Brendan writes:

Comfortable Seats Don't Justify Dealing With Poor Reliability. — The highlight of this car is the seats. I've never felt better. Great stereo and it was the first car in the U.S. with side airbags. All that doesn't make up for wooden handling and its love of the shop. Over $4.5 in niggling repairs over 2.5 years. Residuals were (and are with the current S60) shameful.

Pros: A comfortable friend when working.

Cons: Reliability and zero driving fun.

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1996 Volvo 850 GLTReview
xmarkbrown writes:

Great Car Luxury And Sport In One — I love this, I recommend this car for those guys who are in the middle of wanting a luxury car and a sport car.

Pros: Handling and ride great

Cons: acceleration is sluggish

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1996 Volvo 850 GLTReview
madean59 writes:
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Totally Reliable And A Feeling Of Safety. —

Not the best preformance car when it comes to acceleration but as far as braking and handling it holds its own. kept up with the minor maintance like tires, oil changes and so on. For the 7 years that I've had it for the only major repairs were for the CV-joints. I must point out that the lights bulps seem to be the most annoying issue. They don't seem to last as long as they should but for the most part this old car was the best thing I've ever owned. Bought this car in 2003 with 51,000 miles on it and I only paid $8K. The reason so cheap is because it did have a slight dent that was hardly noticeable. It's the best car I've ever owned. The appearance is not bad. For 15 years old it has received its share of scratches but for the most part both inside and outside it is still a good looking tank. The gas mileage is what you can expect for this type of vechile. It gets about 18 city / 24 hwy. Is this car fun to drive? I can't truly answer that question because I don't like driving. I drive because I have to. I believe cars are tools and nothing more. Get me from point A to point B and back to A again is all that I ask from my car. I do like to be comfortable when I travel. What I do look for in a car is comfort and safety as well as reliablity.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: This is the best car for the money that I spent.

Cons: Stupid placement for the window controls. The electronics is flakey.

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1996 Volvo 850 GLTReview
thetazjagman writes:

'96 Volvo 850, "deep Thistle Purple"... Fun Car ! — This car was just TRICKED OUT! Custom Deep Purple Paint('97 Ford Mustang "THISTLE color) with 4 coats clear with coarse metallic flaking,3" Air Intake, K&N filters, Stabilizer engine mounts w/ new bushings(IPD Volvo) all blue silicone hoses(Stylin Motors), LED Jewel headlights, premium Pioneer 300w soundsystem w/ 24" tube woofer,#30 black tinted windows, LED Driving lights with LED strip lighting(FYREFLYS) and 4 undercarriage LED tubes(purple-EFX Lighting)

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Looks AWESOME & drives well-LOTS of power !

Cons: Stay out of it's way ! It's a looker...

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1996 Volvo 850 Turbo Review
These cars have some problems that are tough repairs; but, they are predictable. Once you have replaced the struts, heater core, pcv system, and tune up, you should only have to change the oil for a few years. Love this car. Overall my fav.
vs1992 BMW 5 Series 525i Sedan RWD
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo winning categories:
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Looks/Style Ranked 1992 BMW 5 Series 525i Sedan RWD better.
"awesome body."
Value Ranked 1992 BMW 5 Series 525i Sedan RWD better.
"Lots of cool options."
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Reviews From Other Years

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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