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1995 Volvo 850GLT
(This page has been prepared by the owner of this car, NZ member Brian Head )

 


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In September 1996, I received a call from a motor dealer friend and seminar client as I had mentioned the my Mazda MX6 was getting past its use buy date and I could be interested in another Volvo as I had previously owned two Volvo 760ís and would like to up grade to an 850.  He called to say that they had access to 1995 850 GLT with 15,000 genuine Kmís and every extra we could wish for.  

We drove down to Auckland from Whangarei the following day to view the car and was very excited in what we saw, naturally, having worked in the motor trade for some years previously to my current profession  we kept our emotions to our selves and after some friendly but persuasive bargaining we drove back home in our new joy.  It could not have been built to our own specifications any better, it had everything from, the colour beautiful metallic maroon, a rear spoiler, mag wheels, front air damn, side sill flares, 5 airbags, trip and fuel computer, wood grain dash, full CD 8 speaker sound and velour upholstery, yes it suited us with our dog, as no leather to scratch.


We have had the car now for nearly seven years, have travelled 217,000 Kmís in absolute comfort and safety over the North Island in our work and showing our Wheaten Terrier ďBridieĒ and she obviously loves it to, as every time we go out she is first in to the back seat and her own safety belt.  We fitted a magnetic fuel line attachment about 5 years ago and have saved thousands of dollars in petrol costs a s we run it on 91 octane and get an extra 2 to 3 litres per hundred Kms.


It has not been without some inconveniencing problems, like the time in Auckland we broke a fan belt tensioner and we had to drive back to Whangarei, without power steering, air conditioning, alternator and with the electrics to the transmission the gear selection was a bit erratic, we also had to buy a new battery as the existing one packed it in and the new one got us to Ruakaka where we had to call Peter Blacklock the Volvo service dealer to come and tow us the last 20 Kmís to his garage.

We have also had 2 new front screens, one in particular on our way from Whangarei to Auckland, we had just changed drivers at Te Hanna and Wham! a truck threw up a large rock and shattered the drivers side, I made the statement to Dianne, that would not have happened if I had been driving, to which she asked why? My statement was we would not have been in the spot if we hadnít stopped to change over.

We have enjoyed the Volvo and never tired of driving it and even today at 8 years old, washed and polished you could park it at a government house function and still attract attention.   We are coming up for a change and not sure yet what Volvo we will get, though I like S70 if I can find a low mileage with all the goodies we have at present. 

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Volvo 850
1995
5 Cyl. 2435cc
170hp
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Fully optioned, interior and exterior, i.e. woodwork, computer, CD 8 speaker sound and Bell radar detector

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