1995 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3 Liter turbo-Charged 222HP from North America
This car is horrible
Got the car 8-20-02
3-6-03 @ 45,000 miles: Check engine light, belt squeal
4-13-04 @ 59,000 miles: burning smell with heat (Volvo had a recall), check engine light continue to run
8-5-05 @73,000 miles: left ball joints, right front sway bar, and bar link, gear shift arrow blinking (won't go out of first gear)
10-20-05 @75000 miles: hard start, needed new battery
2-27-06 @79,126 miles: all new brakes, pads, and rotors, left strut mounts, right ball joints, right lower control arm
6-22-06 @82000 miles: low idle, tail pipe extension, turbo waste gate solenoid
7-10-06 @83000 miles: hard transmission shifting= gear position switch
1-8-07 @ 88,000 miles: coolant leak, milky oil, oil leak.
Now for the little annoying faulty items: transmission shifter light is out, moonroof light is out, gas gauge intermittently works, dash board creaks with the SLIGHTEST bump or dip in the road, the moonroof leaks, back righ door has no spring, hood paint is peeling, check engine light is still on, and there is more, but don't have the patience to list them all.
All of the repairs listed above totalled around $2,300! That is in about 4 years and 52,000 miles! I would never buy this car again! The repairs are too much. The only thing that is OK with this car is possibly the power from the turbo, even though the turbo solenoid blew from very light use. It doesn't handle well in the snow even with FWD, winter mode, and traction control.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 8th January, 2007
Every vehicle is going to need new brakes, a battery & an exhaust system now & then. These really are wear & tear items, as opposed to faulty equipment.
Buy a ford and find out what expensive maintenance is. Most of that stuff is just basic maintenance on an older car. $2300 over four years and 50000 miles is just not that bad. Mind you an 850? What style is there?