Volvo 850

1997 Volvo 850

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  • (4.9) 15 reviews
  • MSRP: $1$6,173
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 22-24
  • Engine: 168-hp, 2.4-liter I-5 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
1997 Volvo 850

1997 Volvo 850 Reviews Expert Reviews

When Volvo's sporty, front-wheel-drive sedan, the 850 GLT, appeared on the scene several years ago, it forced drivers to change their view of the Swedish automaker, long known for sturdy automobiles that were high on safety and short on panache. The 850 still boasted Volvo's credo of advanced safety engineering, but here was a Volvo that was actually fun to drive, especially the po... Read full review for the 1997 Volvo 850

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Great car for 12 years.

by Volvo Lifer from Summerfield, NC on February 13, 2012

I bought my 1997 Volvo 850 used in 2000 with 29,000 mile on it. It just turned 202,000 and I've never had a major problem with it. It has never failed to start and get me to my destination. I have lov... Read Full Review

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