1995 Volvo 850 Base Wagon 2.3 turbo gas from North America
The Volvo 850 2.3 turbo wagon is a great, well engineered, safe car
Both front lower ball joints.
Right front outer tie rod ends.
Both front outer CV boots.
Both front sway bar links.
Replaced all brake discs and brake pads.
Left front flex brake hose failure.
Left rear suspension bushing.
Turbo boost flex hose.
Both coolant hoses.
Most of the above repairs were completed by myself at purchase, and the left front outer CV boot at 325,000 km.
The exhaust system, O2 sensors, engine, turbo, wheel bearings, shocks/struts, radiator, transmission, alternator, A/C system, all wiper motors have never been replaced and are original. Exceptional quality and performance.
I get 500 km to 900 km per tank on regular gas, depending on the time of year. I have done most of the repairs myself and have found parts reasonably priced. As normal maintenance, I have replaced the timing belt, tensioner, water pump and serpentine belt at 320,000 km. I also flushed the cooling system at the same time.
The leather heated front seats are extremely comfortable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st February, 2016