Not your average European sedan
Various engine bay leaks.
Volvo are the masters of making people-friendly cars. The 960 sedan has a seemingly limitless usability aura - the interior is almost too practical, while remaining serious about it's elegance at the same time.
The 2.9L in line six Volvo engine howls as your accelerate past 5,500rpm. Words cannot express how satisfying it sounds.
With around 200hp at higher revs, the engine is about adequate to pull a car full of adults through steep open-road bends.
Because the car weighs so much, it tends to hug the road impressively. This gives the driver a bit of compensation for the body-roll through tight corners.
I have very little to touch on when it comes to negative aspects of the 960. You'll find that there really is a lot to appreciate when you get to understand the design characteristics of these machines.
Basically, the 960 strikes a strong balance of usability, safety, performance, and elegance. A shining model of European design and engineering excellence.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th October, 2005