Other Volvo 850 (1992 - 1997) models:

  • Summary

    1 out of 5 1.0

    What does this car say about you?

    You have a lot of money

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    Total junk

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Nope, I'll never buy Volvo again. I owned the car, warrantied 76k and fsh, for 200 miles. 120 miles were spent to and from the dealer fixing gearbox faults and engine management faults.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Vectra estate or 5 series touring

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    October 2010

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    £1100, 10 months MOT and six months tax. Top money for this model, but the car had fsh and lots of history and appeared in good condition.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    What was the dealer like?

    First class, couldn't fault the dealer at all.

  • Driving it

    3 out of 5 3.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Fast, quiet, thirsty

    What's it like to park?

    Didn't own it long enough to find out!!

  • Living with it

    1 out of 5 1.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    On the drive home from the dealer the engine management light came on as did the gearbox warning light. Then a further engine management light 80 miles later!

    What's most practical about your car?

    Fast, can carry anyone or anything

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Possibly the most comfortable front and rear seats in any car, Jaguar included!