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1993 Volvo 850

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 18/Hwy 26/Comb 21 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 5-Cyl, 2.4 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Sweden Country of Assembly: Sweden

1993 Volvo 850 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.6
Out of 10

Based on 281 Ratings for the 1993 - 1997 models.

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  • Value
    8.8/10
    Quality
    8.9/10
  • Reliability
    8.8/10
    Performance
    8.9/10
  • Comfort
    9.1/10
    Styling
    8.8/10

It's the same car, 90000 miles later

By on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 165,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Mileage and reliability"

Cons: "Comfort on long trips/noise/power"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Bought it with 72000 on it. Drove it daily in town and long trips for 90000 more miles. Routine maintenance except replacing Mass Airflow Sensor. 5 cylinder is reliable as a rock, but lacks the power to pass effectively. Mileage has been very consistent at 21mpg city/26hwy. We call it the 'pooch-mobile' because our labs love it. Mega-room in the back. Only real complaint I have is the lack of long-trip seat comfort. Over 300 miles and you're squirming."

afraid to get another car!

By on Tuesday, June 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 200,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great car"

Cons: "about 15 years ago my dash board lock gave out"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"a most amazing reliable,plenty of power like brand new.comfortable,no shaking at higher speeds,no rust inside or outside,origional paint stillgood,and having a 5 speed manuel is a feature i have always and will only have in any vehicle i will ever own!along with my 1968 chev.1/2t0n stepside(a fond memory)this is absolutely the best vehicle! yes, i will restore the power door locks and odometer and other little minor incidentals,and the only major repairs ever done has been a new clutch to this wagon i proudly own the last 1oo% made, manufactured VOLVO car from the swedish factory ( i beleave)with only 200 thous.plus miles with another 200 thous.if i so wish it.well , it is a true european goodie! many other owners of this particular model will attest to this.please note this IS NOT a sales ad."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Trustworthy. WellEngineered. Heavy. Classic Looks

By on Friday, May 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Hope to drive for another 10 years. Am second owner. Leather seating extremely comfortable for all. A lot of cargo room; who needs SUV? Only knock is steering wheel cuts view of speedometer. Well thought out interior otherwise. Paint color baked into primer. No rust. Powerful pickup in engine. Traction control snow and ice. Buy parts online. Good long distance driving. A great car! Repairs better than average. You cannot go wrong."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

It has been an excellent used car.

By on Tuesday, April 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 300,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "The list is too long..."

Cons: "Cup holders are in a bad location and break easily"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I paid less than $3,000 for this used car 4 years ago. It has been by far the best used car I've ever bought! It now has 300,000 miles on it and is still running strong. I would buy another one in a heartbeat."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Reliable, Comfortable, Luxury Car With Character!!

By on Wednesday, March 04, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 220,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfort and quality"

Cons: "None!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"What I love most about this car is its quality and comfort. I've taken it on road trips and I don't experience the back aches that I do with SUVs and other cars that I've driven. You can also save 3 different customizations for seat height, length, recline, and lumbar support. The sound quality is excellent, even better than the new cars that are out today. The steel frame lives up to Volvo's safety reputation and it doesn't take too much toll on the gas mileage. It's definitely a car with character and one that you won't mistake for any other!"

7 people out of 9 found this review helpful

build solid

By on Saturday, December 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 122,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "no problem fun to drive"

Cons: "location of cup holders"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Iown this car for 5 years with basical no problems. only had to do route maintence. this is on solid car every thing in this car works. the heat is really outstanding and thed heated seated. I am really sad they stop making the 850."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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