1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.4 turbo gas from North America
An evil Swede plagued with hundreds of reliability gremlins
Oxygen sensor failed twice.
Heated seats never worked properly from the get go.
Rear tail lights mysteriously went out three weeks after purchase.
Thousands of squeaks and rattles throughout interior.
Power antenna motor failure.
Power driver seat failed.
Check engine light is always on for various reasons of its own.
Transmission failed twice resulting in the car being towed both times to the dealership.
The emissions system cannot be depended upon.
Pieces of the interior breaking and falling off. Center armrest has broken four times and is broken right now as a matter of fact!
Dozens of other electrical-related and expensive problems still run rampant as we speak.
Buying this thing was the biggest mistake of my life. I thought Volvos were reliable, well-engineered cars. They are not at all! I can't wait to get rid of it for something else! This Volvo makes my mom's old Jaguar seem like a Lexus in terms of reliability.
Acceleration is pretty good, if you can get over the torque steer.
Seats are comfortable, audio system is OK, rear visibility is not good at all.
Lately, the steering in my car has become more heavy with a disconnected, ponderous feel to it. The quality of the interior materials is awful.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 1st July, 2001
6th Sep 2001, 14:49
Maybe you just got a bad egg! I haven't heard a lot of bad things said about this car.
10th Dec 2001, 07:05
It sounds as though you may have purchased a lemon. I frequently deal with Volvo automobiles of various years and models, and have never heard reports to this negative of an extent before. I wouldn't lose faith in this great car company!!