1996 Volvo 850 2.3


Rock-hard reliability, comfort and safety


I keep the car well serviced, so many parts have been replaced. I will only list the ones that caused inconvenience (not the ones that I replaced before they broke):

Radiator and pump replaced at 340.000 km.

Rear shocks replaced at 350.000 km.

Lambda sensor replaced at 340.000 km.

ABS unit replaced at 340.000 km.

And yes, that's it. Impressive for a car with almost 400.000 km, right? And it still runs smoothly like the day it rolled off the dealer's lot.

Thanks, Volvo, for making vehicles worth investing in.

General Comments:

An excellent, safe and precise sedan for the whole family despite its age. It's the only 20-year old car out there able to keep up with modern sedans as far as safety and comfort.

The engine is so smooth you can easily forget it's running. This is definitely not a racer, but it will give any BMW or Audi a run for its money out on the highway.

If you take good care of it, keep track of the timing belt changes, the oil changes, and fix things when they should be fixed, this car might easily reach a million kilometers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th December, 2014