Friday 7th December 2012
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We want to hear about your experience of the Volvo 850. If you have ever owned a Volvo 850 and had to buy any replacement parts for the car, then let us know. Let us know how the parts performed when fitted. Leave your comments in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Volvo 850 Overview

The Volvo 850 is classed as a compact executive car which was produced by the Swedish automobile manufacturer Volvo Cars. This car was in production from 1992-97 and was the first Volvo car to be marketed in North America. The 850 is a front wheel drive car which was available in saloon or estate versions. This car was known for its many different features and being a very well equipped car. This gave the 850 a good reputation in the US as a top-quality car maker. These cars are very spacious inside with good storage space in the boot. They are good rides and are very reliable cars. These cars are also known for their good safety features, now synonymous with Volvo cars. Does this sound anything like your experience of the 850?

Volvo 850 History

The Volvo 850 (1992-97) was a replacement for the older 200, 700 and 900 series. When released in 1992 it was built for a 1993 model for the US market, where it was the first front wheel drive car to go on sale there. The 850 was the best selling Volvo car in the mid-nineties and the sportier versions of this car could get up to 150mph. The 850 was the first ever car to use side-impact airbags, and had some great safety features, now famous with Volvo. The saloon version of this car was renamed as the S70 and the estate version was renamed the V70 for the 1998 model year.

Model Types


Fuel Economy

The Volvo 850 is available in 2.0, 2.3, 2.4 and 2.5L petrol engines and a 2.5L diesel engine. The 2.5L diesel is the most economical of the available engines, offering up to 42mpg. Which engine did you have and how did it perform in terms of fuel economy? The age, fuel economy and engine size are determining factors when it comes to fuel economy for a vehicle.


The Volvo 850 was available in two options: 4-speed automatic and 5-speed manual gearboxes. Which gearbox did you have and how did you rate its performance? You can find the gearbox parts you need for your 850 at the Volvo gearbox section of our website.


We have Volvo 850 parts available here at Breakeryard. Our vast network of UK Breakers has parts available for all makes and models at great prices. You can either visit our 850 parts page or you can enter your vehicle details in our part finder to locate the exact parts you are looking for.