Volvo 960 Review from Sweden

1996 Volvo 960 2.5 gasoline

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.5 gasoline Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired8000 kilometres
Most recent distance16000 kilometres

Summary:

Good V6 engine

Faults:

The cooling system broke down at 13000km.

The automatic transmission is totally unreliable.

General Comments:

The good thing with this Volvo is the engine. It sounds really nice, and makes the car quick and fun to drive.

It is a pretty comfortable car, but I don't like the seats, they are too hard for me.

The road noise is low, but the wind noise is a bit worse.

Steering is extremely good and the turn ratio high.

The interior in its basic variant is very boring looking. Trunk is deep and roomy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th August, 2006

9th Dec 2006, 13:34

These cars do not have V6 motors. They are in-line 6's and very dependable at that.

11th Apr 2011, 19:29

Sorry to tell you, some had VW engines.

Average review marks: 5.2 / 10, based on 1 review