Affordable, reliable and trustworthy
In fact nothing serious has ever gone wrong with the car.
Guess regular maintenance prevents big failures, (following manufacturers guidelines) though this already costs an arm and a leg.
This is my third 850GLT and I would never want another car.
Very high reliability, nice performance and a relatively sober fuel consumption combined with an 'evergreen' interior. What else could one want?
The VOLVO original radio/cassette is still in use and though it misses the latest high-tech developments, its quality still surprises me.
The boxy design of this first 850 gives the car a slightly aggressive look.
Second hand prices are really low and high mileage, but well kept cars are easy to find. Afraid of a high figure on the odometer? I sold my former 850GLT with 380000Km and the engine still was OK.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th July, 2001