Volvo 850 Review from Spain

1996 Volvo 850 GLE 2.5 10v 144hp

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.5 10v 144hp Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 kilometres
Most recent distance130000 kilometres
Previous carBMW 5 Series


Reliable, solid Swedish tank


Odometer recently stopped working (10 bucks off EBAY and a 30 minute fix).

Spark plug leads in bad shape, started to misfire (40 bucks and 5 minute fix).

Original Volvo radio cassette was faulty when I bought it, so I upgraded to a CD player.

General Comments:

This car despite being over 15 years old, it still drives absolutely superb, and feels very safe on the road.

Has given me two years of trouble free motoring, and I think it will last a lot more if regularly serviced.

Not the fastest car around because of the weight, but it's enough for normal daily use.

Steering feels very responsive, and has an excellent turning circle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th December, 2011

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 1 review