The Volvo 850 Is More durable Than Diamonds

If a war broke out, I'd find the nearest 850

4y ago

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you say “Volvo”? If your first thought was “tough” or “tank” you wouldn’t be alone. Volvo has legendary longevity and their cars are built like brick walls. Volvo is synonymous with safety. It’s almost like saying the same word.

Almost as legendary and well know is the way Volvo goes about crash testing their cars. Here’s an example from Fifth Gear of how Volvo itself tests an XC90 when it runs off road at high speed and hits a ditch.

I think the ditch actually got the worst of that. But the above video is not the reason why I’m writing this. Some of Volvo’s older models are also as stout and, in this instance, maybe even more indestructible. Below is an actual person in an old Volvo 850 crashing more than 30 times into other cars, with the same Volvo mind you, and it just keeps running.

I mean look at that! The damn thing flipped and rolled and it just kept on ticking. What’s even more impressive is the catastrophic damage it was inflicting on the other cars.

After watching this, I’m convinced the 850 might be the best made car of all time. Do you agree?



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Comments (22)

  • This should come as a surprise to no one as this is the car with which the true source of the river Nile was discovered, just saying'

      4 years ago
  • I have an 850 sedan, 5-speed, over 500k miles and still going with no major issues

      4 years ago
  • Just like an old tank

      4 years ago
  • Most European cars were reliable 20 years ago. Now, there's only Toyota on which you can depend

      4 years ago
  • The only reason it survived so much was because it was thrown into the soft metal of the body, and not into the chassis of the cars

      4 years ago
    • Everytime I see this video, I can't help but think that people are too dumb to see such evidence. They use ramps to make the car avoid harder body parts. This is so obvious and yet people just look at it like it the god damn holy grail of Volvo's...

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        4 years ago
    • So true - I'm guessing the people who think this is some kind of super strong car have never seen banger racing, where loads of old cars spend 15 minutes hitting each other. As well as not hitting the hard bit of the car none of the cars are moving...

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        4 years ago