1995 Volvo 850 Sedan Turbo 2.3L inline 5 turbocharged from North America
Boxy but good ;)
ABS computer needed replacement when I bought it.
Alternator needed replacement when I bought it.
Plugs, wires, cap and rotor right after I bought it.
Replaced knock sensors, starter and PCV system at 155k.
Replaced many vacuum lines over the course of having the car.
Both CV axles at around 160k.
Odometer gear at 164k (retrieved the actual mileage from the car's computer).
The car was fast. Really fast. Especially after the ECU was remapped to allow more boost. I was getting 0-60 times close to 6 seconds.
The braking and handling performance was phenomenal. The car felt very secure.
Had both front and side impact airbags. Good IIHS frontal moderate offset rating.
I'd buy it again, but a wagon. The only real issue was that parts were expensive, and every screw in the thing was some variant of a Torx bit.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th September, 2014