1995 Volvo 850 T5-R 2.3 liter from North America
A fun, safe car
Micro-switch in door failed.
Bent a rim.
Cooling fan died (burned), along with control module.
My back window motors sound like they are slowly dying.
One of the motion controls for the driver's seat does not seem to work.
This car is a lot of fun to drive! Fabulous acceleration, responsive steering and braking, and no turbo lag (I wonder how they pulled that one off!!)
The seats are very comfortable - in fact, they are the best I've ever been in. I have driven for 5 hours in the car, and gotten out, feeling like I'd been there for 15 minutes.
Overall, I've not been happy with the dealer, but I've been happy with my own independent mechanic - he does a good job with fair prices.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th September, 2002
There are only two T-5's I have seen here in the city (Lexington) one being at the University of Kentucky, it has the bigger anthracite gray colored wheels and a 850 R badge on the rear deck-lid. Wow it looks great! I think it is a 96 or 97, right before the face lift occoured to the rear brake lights. I am looking at a 93 850 and I think its about $4000, but with about 160k (unverified Odo.) It looks like I might own my first Swedish car.
The tail lights were redesigned in 1995. I actually prefer the older style tail lights on the 1993-1994 Volvo 850. They are more recognizable as a Volvo.