What should i know about a 850

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  1. Intro

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    Any advice, a turbo 95' turbo wagon automatic, 122k. Opinions?
     
  2. I thought you were gonna ask about the BMW.
     
  3. deusexaethera

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    It's a Euro. Expect to pay to keep it running.
     
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    :wat: it's a volvo
     
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    thanks for the overgeneralized stereotype :ugh:
     
  6. A specific and detailed answer to your specific and detailed question.
     
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    sister has one

    its a great car, half way quick

    just make sure you keep all fluids up and make sure it has all the recent services and you will be fine
     
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    Europeans don't design cars that break without causing further damage. They expect people to get regular maintenance instead of letting shit wear out until it falls off, so they don't worry about what happens if shit falls off. And the result is never good if you let the car slide that far.

    You will have to pay to maintain it. Period.
     
  9. core_

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    Pay to maintain it? Have you ever seen one of these in real life?

    I have owned my share of 850:s, which more or less i mandatory when you live in Sweden (that and the 740. I've had my share of those too)
    And frankly, the money I've spent on maintaining these cars...well, lets just say that they are cheap to own.
    This is of course based on prices here in Sweden (I dont know the prices over there), but since I never have to buy anything, the pricetag isn't all that important.


    And the engine! The 5-cylinder engine in the 850 is quite good. Even compared to the indestrucible redblocks, it's just keeps going.


    A good buy, in my opinion


    (Sorry about the language. I don't use english all that often, but hey, I try)
     
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    cousin had one it was :bowdown: hes trying to buy it back
     
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    I've heard that the engines are good, but the transmissions aren't all that great.
     
  12. core_

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    That depends on the gearbox. After -94, the turbo has the M56H, which in itself usually has the same lifespan as the engine, and by that I mean a looong time. :)

    Although, if it's an automatic we're talking about, then you can forget my comments. I hate that thing.
     
  13. Intro

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    good to know
     
  14. arandall850

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    yeah, you probably want 96-97 if your looking at Volvo 850's. I had a 95 turbo and it was awesome, had it for 8 years with minimal maintenance until the auto trans went on it.
     

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