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There are plenty of ways to get your holiday tree home from the farm, but few are so classy as this Volvo 850 ute. Built in Sweden and shipped to Belgium, the car wears all of the necessary kit to pass as a 850R, and with a turbocharged 2.3-liter five cylinder under the hood, this creation should have no trouble dashing through the snow. Looks like a mighty fine use of an otherwise derelict Volvo wagon to us, though we have to imagine all that torque steer and no weight over the aft would make for all sorts of silliness once the roads went slick.

Still, if it were our Sawzall, we'd be happier with the keys to a certain BMW M5 utility in our pocket. Or, you know, the 3 Series conversion BMW whipped up not too long ago. You can head over to Autofans.be for a closer look at the 850 ute.


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      aecton
      • 2 Years Ago
      You mean turbocharged 5 cylinder...
        rotaryman
        • 2 Years Ago
        @aecton
        Yea, T5, I figured it meant that, but the article says four-cylinder.
      Rohin Ghai
      • 2 Years Ago
      i'd drive the hell out of that
      ryanandrewmartin
      • 2 Years Ago
      So bad ass.
      kDiqq
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's a 5 cylinder. If you're hard pressed to believe me, just check wikipedia.
      transam
      • 2 Years Ago
      Its a CHRISTMAS tree not a holiday tree. We still celebrate Christmas in this country. By trying to not offend a small percentage of people, you are offending a majority of people.
        Sasha
        • 2 Years Ago
        @transam
        and you're offending an equal number of people being a pedantic asshat.
        jtav2002
        • 2 Years Ago
        @transam
        I'd be interested to see your research to know it's only a small percentage of people who don't celebrate Christmas. Putting your asshattery aside, I'm not sure how Christmas tree offends anyone. Other religions with different holidays have their own tokens of their holidays. A Christmas tree happens to be one of the items for Christmas and I don't see what calling it a Holiday tree accomplishes. I don't often hear people calling it Holiday Menorah during Hanukkah. Are people putting up 'holiday trees" for Kwanza? I don't have a problem with people saying happy holidays this time of year. But to call it a holiday tree is stupid. It's for a specific holiday.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      protovici
      • 2 Years Ago
      I can hear the Euro mullets praise and sing all the way here in America!
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 2 Years Ago
      My friend's dad had a red 850 R when we were in high school. That was a badass car back then, I still think it is cool. Think he may still have it also.
      Cheetahjab
      • 2 Years Ago
      Dear autoblog writer, FFS fact check your article. Having owned an 850t wagon which was never available with a 4 cylinder. Realize rhat the Volvo had a 5 cylinder. And probably one of the more fun exhaust notes of any wagon I've ever owned . Sincerely Someone who fact checks even though he's not paid to
      • 2 Years Ago
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      otto.ingineer
      • 2 Years Ago
      You edited to a 5-cylinder engine (good) but it displaces 2.5 liters, not 2.3 (the old 4-cyl B230 engines were 2.3). FWIW. Nice, but have seen some modded "ute" type 740 wagons already. Probably the coolest Volvo ute was a 196x 122S Wagon that had been converted to a pickup. Very slick and unique.
      kevsflanagan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Funniest part is even with most of the rear cut off it is still safer than most cars on the road today. And yeah I'd drive the hell out of this to.
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