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It'll probably be a few (6 or so) months before I actually go ahead and buy one, but I want an 854/855 (I really can't decide which one at the moment <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcrook.gif" BORDER="0"> ). I was really just wondering of the years 95-97, which year would be the best to buy. I am looking for a turbo or R either way. Also, are there any specific things to watch out for when going out to look at them? I'll probably buy from an individual, as the dealer around here charges a pretty penny for the 850's that they do get in (I've only seen 3 in the past 6 months, all were in excess of $11,000 for high mileage, non turbo). Anyhow, I just found this site the other day and I just think it is great that I now have a place to talk about my favorite car company <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"> (heh, I grew up on Volvos since my dad used to sell them) Awesome site you have here guys!
 

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Re: 850 model years (volvo4life)

Hey, I'm in Kansas City. You may be interested to know that there is a dealer in KC that has a very nice white 95 850 turbo wagon with ipd exhaust and 850R front bumper for a decent price. I believe the car has 71k on it. I was interested in it until my dad gave me an offer I couldn't refuse on his 850 wagon. <p>Here's the dealer's website. <A HREF="http://www.autobahn-usa.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autobahn-usa.com</a><br>I bought my Saab from them about 3 years ago. I highly recommend them.<p>Good luck!<p>sharif
 

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Re: 850 model years (sharif)

ohhh *drool* R front bumper <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"> although that sounds really really nice, I probably don't have enough money to get that one just yet... I'm only 17, and I have a 1998 Dodge Intrepid right now that I could probably get $6500-7500 out of, adding that to the few thousand I have in the bank. There's actually a nice 1995 854T for sale not too far from here for $7500 with every available option... 90,000 miles though <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcrook.gif" BORDER="0"> Anyone know of any inherent problems with that year?
 

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Re: 850 model years (volvo4life)

here's a short list of the engines offered in the 850 in the u.s.<p>1993: 850 glt, 2.4L normally aspirated engine (168 hp) <br>1994: 850, 2.4L normally aspirated engine (168 hp) <br>----- 850 Turbo, 2.3L mitsubishi turbo-charged engine (222 hp, 9.6psi) <br>1995: 850, 2.4L normally aspirated engine (168 hp) <br>----- 850 glt, 2.4L normally aspirated engine (168 hp), diff in trim and equip. <br>----- 850 Turbo, 2.3L mitsu turbo engine (222 hp, 221 lb-ft, 9.6 psi) <br>----- 850 T5-R, 2.3L mitsu turbo engine (240 hp, 10 psi, limited edition, upgraded suspension and tire/wheel package) <br>1996: same as 1995 except t5-r. <br>----- 850 R, 2.3L mitsu turbo engine (240 hp, 10 psi, not limited anymore, similar to t5-r except no yellow) <br>1997: 850, 2.4L normally aspirated engine (168 hp) <br>----- 850 glt, 2.4L mitsu turbo engine (190 hp, low psi like 4 or 5) <br>----- 850 t5 (aka turbo), 2.3L mitsu turbo engine (222 hp,9.6psi) <br>----- 850 R, 2.3 L mitsu turbo engine (240 hp, 10 psi) <br>1998: s/v70, 2.4L normally aspirated engine (168 hp) <br>----- s/v70 glt, v70 xc, v70 awd, 2.4L mitsu turbo engine (190 hp) <br>----- s/v70 t-5, 2.3L mitsu turbo engine (236 hp, 243 lb-ft, bigger turbo) <br>----- v70 R awd, 2.3L mitsu turbo engine (236 hp, 228 lb-ft, s70r not in u.s.) <br>----- *factory option ohlins 8-way adjustable shocks with remote resevior, $1600 <br>1999: s/v70, same as 1998 <br>----- s/v70 glt, s/v70 awd, v70 xc, 2.4L mitsu turbo engine (190 hp) <br>----- s/v70 t-5, same as 1998 <br>----- v70 R awd, 2.3L mitsu turbo engine (247 hp, 243 lb-ft) <br>2000: s/v70, 2.4L n/a engine (168hp, torque up from 162 to 170 lb-ft) <br>----- s/v70 glt, s/v70 awd, v70 xc, 2.4L mitsu turbo engine (190 hp) <br>----- s/v70 t-5, same as 1998 <br>----- v70 R awd, 2.3L mitsu turbo engine (261 hp, 258 lb-ft)<p><br>if u wanna get an 850 glt, 97 model would be best to go cause it is offered with the lpt. prev year 850 glt were n/a. turbo/t5 models are virtually the same for all 94-97 (some cosmetic change on sedan from 94->95). there was a recall recently on seat heaters on 96. donno why it's only on 96.
 
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