1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4 I5 from North America
Fantastic winter driver
I've had to get the oxygen sensor changed twice (first time mechanic installed a faulty sensor).
Brakes need to be replaced more often than other cars, probably since it is a little heavier.
Fuel pump needed a replacement, along with fuel filter, at 170k.
Handbrake cable needs a tightening every 30k or so.
My Volvo has an Eibach suspension upgrade, which lowered the front by 1.3 inches and the rear 1.1; it handles better than my old BMW 328i.
Great throttle and brake response, with plenty of room to gently accelerate/brake in the pedals.
Sound system is great.
Great for long highway rides, not the quietest, but will get you to your destination in a smooth ride.
The different driving modes (winter/economy/sport) certainly make the car respond to the driving conditions.
Fantastic winter car. The heavy build along with great handling certainly gets you through those heavy Canadian snow storms.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th March, 2011