by lynnmckeel on Aug 15, 2012 Vehicle: 1999 Volvo S80 2.9 4dr Sedan
I really wanted to like this car. It was so comfertable and I felt very safe all of the time. Drove like a dream.
However it has been a constant money pit
The car has 163,000 miles on it so it is old but its not going to last with out hundreds maybe thousands of dollars invested.
Its been constant for the last two years:
In addition routine work I have also had to replace struts, fix the fuel pump, the coils, the head light got busted and the electics have never been the same, the ac is shot, the power locks are shot, had to have the power steering fixed, and ALL of the fabric lining is coming off.
Lots of money, time, and towing
by jd1isa2 on Oct 19, 2011 Vehicle: 1999 Volvo S80 T6 Turbo 4dr Sedan
I bought the car last year and has been a big vacuum due to all the repairs. from the transmission, to the airbags, to suspension. Everything went wrong. Stalled on me several times.
Bought it because of the Volvo safety reputation, but totally not worth it.
Heard the later versions are markedly better but I'm staying away from this car.
This long overdue redesign of the S90 counts several firsts to its credit: first with a transverse inline six, first with fully integrated GSM phone, first to carry an environmental specification (Europe only at introduction) and the S80 boasts the world's smallest manual transmission.