1996 Volvo 850 GLE 2.5 10v 144hp


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