96 volvo 850 turbo wagon




96 volvo 850 turbo wagon

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    FACT! Volvo is a Swedish automotive company. The name of the concern comes from the Latin language "Volv" and translates as "spinning", "rolling".

    The first car(97' T5), which i totoled, was awsome. I now have a 96' Turbo Wagon. Its got a few very minor issues but it does the job when i'm going.

    96 volvo 850 turbo wagon

    96 volvo 850 turbo wagon

    Just units, all with a special yellow paint treatment, were imported. Despite its advanced age the car has been reasonably reliable - far better than any domestically built car I've owned recently. Traction control was an option. This isn't one of those cars you can just let do it's thing. Very fast, comfortable, spacious, luxury barge.

    96 volvo 850 turbo wagon

    96 volvo 850 turbo wagon

    96 volvo 850 turbo wagon

    96 volvo 850 turbo wagon

    96 volvo 850 turbo wagon

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    Boxy But Good — Very reliable car even with , plus miles still going very strong. My kids will always choose for me to drive them in this car rather than the other cars we own. Back seats have a lot of room and very comfortable. Once you understand Volvo's way of thinking you learn to really appreciate these cars. Interior parts with age tend to brake easy, well it is old. Speed bumps are a nightmare, but once you get onto the highway, this little sedan has some pep and is overall pleasant enough to drive from A to B.

    My mom recently drove this car cross-country from Texas to Pennsylvania and had no issues before the suspension took a beating due to Houston's potholes Turbo is pretty fun, huge trunk for a sedan. A LOT of them. It's a nice vehicle when NOT needing attention.

    96 volvo 850 turbo wagon

    ABS, Alternator, Radio, interior and engine fan, speedo unit, tail lights, air injector pump, cruise control pump - to name a few. Sure it will go a million miles - if you can afford keeping it running! The winter mode however was very useful and did help to prevent the vehicle getting stuck. As far as reliability goes the engine and transmission are wonderful, mine turned out to have had the odometer pulled and replaced twice so while mine said it was around , miles when I sold it, the history report showed that over 60k had been taken off.

    So for the engine to pull as well as it did with over a quarter of a million miles is remarkable. However it suffers heavily from Volvo's Achilles' heel, their electrical components. Anything from the gauge cluster lights flickering on and off at night to the door locks locking and unlocking themselves as I drove along were part of my everyday routine.

    96 volvo 850 turbo wagon

    It drove me so crazy in fact that I practically gave the vehicle away. The car was good for long trips despite the cruise control not working and was great for moving in and out of college I fit a twin mattress in the back with the seats folded down.

    They ride nice, handle well and haul lots of stuff. The large number of amenities makes this car feel almost like a luxury car. We have had to change some things that we feel failed a bit early. So far, we've changed the radiator, mass air flow sensor and of course the maintenance timing belt, water pump, brakes, battery, etc seems to be a bit higher than our other cars.

    Overall, I would recommend this car to anyone looking for a good looking, safe, performance hauler. Great little wagon that holds quite a bit of cargo. Comfortable for a long drive. Seat are well made and comfortable. Lots of nice features including heated seats. Nice turbo engine - pretty quick for a small displacement engine. Has had its share of problems. Some small cosmetic parts are broken and some creaks in the car.

    96 volvo 850 turbo wagon

    She also leaks quite a bit of oil. Headlight wiper gets stuck. Turbo Is The Better Option. It comes with a peppy inline 5, 2. It could use a bit more power but it still does well.

    The is Volvo's segue in to the luxury and performance niche and they have done quite well. This particular version seems to look even better with age with it's Persus wheels and platinum white paint job that changes colors day or night. The interior isn't anything too flashy but it makes sense, and it looks clean and classic without that gaudiness many 90's cars have.

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