Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Affordable & Interesting: 1995 Volvo 850 T-5R

Twenty-five hundred bones doesn't get you much in a used car these days, particularly if you want something with an automatic transmission that offers more than the experience you get from a 15 year old Toyota Camry.  However, if you play your cards right, you might end up in something interesting & fast. Find this 1995 Volvo 850 T-5R offered for $2400 in Phoenix, AZ via craigslist.

Volvo built their 850 T-5R in collaboration with Porsche, taking the B5234 inline-5 and boosting it up to 243 horsepower and 250 ft-lbs of torque.  The only transmission available in North America was a 4-speed auto (5-speed manual was available in Europe), but with a bunch of low end torque, sticky stock tires, and a surprisingly light weight chassis, the 4-door Volvo sedan is a modern sleeper you can drive every day.

See a better car with production less than 1000 for a similarly cheap price?


  1. I knew that was too good to be true: post deleted by author.

    1. Post deleted by author means he probably sold it. Good buy for whoever got it IMHO.

    2. Really Gone in 60 Seconds. (I love this stuff)

  2. Some lucky Brick head out there snapped it up!


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