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Volvo 850

Consumer Reviews

Good Vehicle

By on Wednesday, October 17, 2007

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

"My parents bought me an 850GLT for my first car, it had 90k miles on it at the time and the only problem was the breaks. 2k miles into driving it, my odometer broke, and was stuck on 92,455, this can be easily fixed by buying the odometer gear from IPD (google it) and can be done yourself for under $50, (compared to the $300 the dealership will charge you. I used the car's computer to access just how many miles were on my car and turned the odometer accordingly, This is a great first car, and is extremely reliable. the car is 13 years old and the motor still pulls strong. One downside is the lack of space in the rear seats, but there is plenty of room in the front, as well as having a gigantic trunk. If you check one out and the breaks are are noisy, it is a common occurence with 850's to have squeaky breaks"

7 people out of 7 found this review helpful

why the Charles Dickens don't they still make this

By on Monday, June 4, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 116,000

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
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "a real car!!!"

Cons: "local cemetary may not allow me to be buried in it"

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

"when it was 3 yrs olde I asked the Service guy whether it was time to change the muffler. He looked at me like I was from Mars. Still has original muffler after 16 years 116000 miles. Had to replace ball joint after 5 years, radiator after 15 years, 2 sets of rear calipers, antenna froze. Parts aren't exorbitant($180 for Rad). Service costs are expensive so do it yourself. I also have a 2004 S60 which has smaller trunk,less headroom and a moronic plastic oil filter(otherwise a good car)"

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Good Car

By on Monday, February 8, 2010

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

"Car has 335,000 have had no major problems with it normal wear and tear stuff at 300plus miles. Engine and clutch are original and it still will smoke both front tires. Its a great car, only complaint is normal electrical problems but ived owned japanese cars that had twice the problems and half the miles."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

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