Volvo 850 2.5 Review

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brireynolds's review of Volvo 850 2.5

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“I have had my 2nd hand Volvo 850 2.5l estate car on an...”

Written on: 19/10/2004 by brireynolds (2 reviews written)

Good Points
Ride, comfort, extras, safety, space

Bad Points
A little juicy 37mpg

General Comments
I have had my 2nd hand Volvo 850 2.5l estate car on an M plate 1995 for 10 months now.

It has quite a few extras, leather, dual air con, wood trim elec win and mirrors.

I am thoroughly pleased woth it. It has done 120k miles, and still purrs like a kitten. The drive is smoother than my old merc 190, and the build quality is slightly better. It passed its mot with only a tyre replacement needed.

It is auto box and has enough kick to make overtacking safe and confident. And of course if you stick your nose out in busy traffic people just have to stop!

This is my 2nd the last being a 960 which i only replaced so to get the luvury extras. I recommend volvo's of any age.

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229714_Volvonewbie's Response to brireynolds's Review

Written on: 12/02/2006

I have owned my 1995 Volvo 2.5 S estate for less than a month. It starts first time, warms up quickly, is a joy to drive, is very manoeuvrable for such a large car and there is not a spot of rust. The only query I have is the fuel consumption – 37mpg – more like 27 mixed driving. As a new owner the only suggestion I would add is do not skimp on the servicing. Have the car regularly serviced by a main Volvo agent or independent Volvo specialist. The cars are not cheap to maintain, but have the work done by a specialist. I shall be disappointed if I am not still happily driving my car in 10 years time.

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