Manual Box: 1993 Volvo 850GLT

The Volvo 850 was introduced in 1991 as a replacement for the aging 240 Series Volvo that had been the standard for all things boxy but good since 1974. While the 850 brought additional Volvoish safety features like a side impact protection system and self-adjusting front seat belts, it ditched the longstanding rear-wheel-drive architecture that had underpinned just about everything from Volvo since Ferdinand Volvo launched the first Volvo automobile in 1927. The 850 did introduce a series of 5-cylidner engines, which is good because it is strange and strange is always something you want in a car…but power going to the front wheels was very non-Volvo. At least this one has a manual gearbox. Find this 1993 Volvo 850GLT offered for $3,500 in Soquel, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1993 Volvo 850GLT
condition: good
cylinders: 5 cylinders
drive: fwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 209000
odometer broken
paint color: custom
size: full-size
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: sedan

Owned by same family for over 20 years. Very low miles added for the last 4 years. Recent maintenance and improvements include —new registration and smog, new front brake pads and rotors, new right rear brake rotor, caliper, and L&R pads. Spark plugs,HT leads, and distributor cap are new. Recent oil change with new oil filter and new fuel filter has been installed. Tires are good.
Newer paint and upholstery. This car is mechanically sound and a smooth ride.

Down side—-odometer is no longer working, oil sensor not working, glove compartment needs a new latch.

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