1996 Volvo 850 R Video
This is a new to me 1996 Volvo 850 R. It currently has 158,000 miles on it.
I picked it up for $2900. When I got it, the paint was TRASHED and the
interior was pretty filthy. It took about 12 hours of detailing over a
weekend to get it where it is now.
I wanted to get rid of my $500 a month car payment, get a car that would
last (it isn't uncommon for Volvos of this era to go 300,000 miles and up),
something that had decent performance, and was unique. I'm a big fan of
So in the 18 months before he sold it, the previous owner changed the
timing belt, had the transmission serviced, had the PCV system serviced,
put on new struts, and new tires. Everything works great on the car -
except the radio. That's the first change on my list. Oh, and I need to get
the remote sorted out.
But it has automatic dual climate control, heated seats, memory seats,
sunroof, Econ/Sport driving selection (changes the shift points), winter
driving mode, and "R" seats with leather and alcantara inserts.
In addition to the radio, I would love to get new wheels. The car currently
has 16" wheels from an 850 turbo, not
the 17" 850 R wheels.