I purchased this car new while stationed in Europe in 1994, an 850 Turbo sedan. Ran it hard on the German Autobahn, routinely at 120+ MPH, even hit 151 MPH a time or two with it before the governor ki...
I purchased this car new while stationed in Europe in 1994, an 850 Turbo sedan. Ran it hard on the German Autobahn, routinely at 120+ MPH, even hit 151 MPH a time or two with it before the governor kicked in. Later, my wife was in an accident when she was clipped by a drunk driver, car was repaired.
Best car I've ever owned, although it has had a few problems.
A transmission sensor went bad when my wife spun the wheels trying to get unstuck from a snow drift. We didn't have winter tires at the time. (1996?)
Had to replace alternator in 2006, when it went it took the battery and some of the dash LEDs (approx 100,000 miles?)
Odometer quit working in 2009 at about 118,000 miles
Rear knock sensor went bad, resulting in constant check engine light.
Minor oil leak around the turbo.
I also replaced the front struts and bearings at some point, but that's normal wear & tear.
I hit a deer in 2007, which technically totaled the car. But I kept driving it anyway, and kind of let it go.
Due to the odometer, I don't know my exact mileage, but I think it's around 175,000. Unfortunately, I tested the airbags in Nov 2013 by sliding off a gravel road, head-on into a utility pole. They worked, and I walked away with some seat belt bruises and minor abrasions. But now the car is TOTALLY totaled. (RIP, 19 years with one car is a pretty good run, yes?)
I have now replaced it with a '97 850 wagon. I only hope it is as good!