Re: 1997 Volvo 850 T-5
> I currently have a 1995 Volvo 850 Turbo Wagon with 118k on it. The car is
> almost perfect in everyway. I am wondering about going to a 1997 Volvo 850
> T-5 Wagon with 149k. Any suggestions if this would be a good move. Is the
> quality in one year better than the other? Is the T-5 a low pressure turbo?
> If so, does that make it more reliable? Do they have the same power? The
> T-5 seems to be in the same conditon as mine, what price difference should I
> pay, approximately (Cdn$)?
> Any suggestions or information appreciated.
The rest of the world called the 850 Turbo "850 T5". In North America
the 850 Turbo became the 850 T5 in 1997. So these 2 cars are basically
the same, same power, same suspension, I don't see any benefit to you.
You have a car with lower mileage, that you know the history of, that's
"almost perfect in everyway." You end up with a car that's OBD-II
compliant, where you need a special tool to read any trouble codes
(check engine, ABS etc.) and turn off the service light, as opposed to
being able to do it by pushing a button under the hood.
Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.
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