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Buy it if you can afford to maintain it.
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By Philip Townsend
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 4dr Sedan


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I enjoy this car, purchased it with 142k miles 2years ago. Had a no start, no charge problem last summer, replaced battery with used $30 battery, good as new. Happened again this year, this time alternator gave out, replaced both battery and alternator for $400. I did the labor myself and saved about $400. I only put castrol edge full synthetic oil, usually on sale for $40 for 5 quarts and filter. Car take 7.29 liters, you do the math.


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hissing noise/brake concern
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By jackson99
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 4dr Sedan


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Been hearing a hissing noise now for several months..understand may be a booster problem? What's this going to cost and will it get worse and brakes eventually fail? Thanks for any help!


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Wanted to Like...
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By lynnmckeel
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 4dr Sedan


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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


Best Features

Soo safe, so comfertable, drives like a dream


Worst Features

needs to be more reliable


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Please stay away from this car.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By jd1isa2
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1999 Volvo S80 T6 Turbo 4dr Sedan


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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.


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Never again
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Some kind of Luck
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1999 Volvo S80 T6 Turbo 4dr Sedan


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I wish this didn't turn such a bad experience for me. Ever since I got the car, it's been one problem to another. My mechanic was tired of seeing me. First it was the motor for the window, then timing belt, after that, the headlights and the engine lights, then the sensor, then the passenger's mirror and the driver's mirror. I hate this car. I used to crave having a volvo. I learn my lesson. The worst of it all, it's difficult to find used parts. Everything cost an arm and a leg. The money I spent on it went double for repairs. I will advised every one that I know not to buy this car. if I cannot enjoy something for at least a year, then what's the point?


Best Features

I like the stereo system, great sounds, love the car seats, and also the shape of the car.


Worst Features

the car needs to be performed to a higher level and the quality needs to be improved.


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