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Beware of '99 S80 T6
74,068 of 74,068 people found this review helpful
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By jjc
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1999 Volvo S80 T6 Turbo 4dr Sedan


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Have had three transmissions in three years, new mass air flow meter, five wheel alignments (won't stay aligned), transmission line solenoids, torque mount bushings, several transmission software fixes, lower ball joints, and other relatively minor problems -- all from Volvo's flagship sedan. Am now facing a $900 bill for a new electronic throttle module.


Favorite Features

Front seats


Suggested Improvements

Reduce torque-steer


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great when working
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By volvo s80 t6
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1999 Volvo S80 T6 Turbo 4dr Sedan


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had this car over three years and when it was good it was great, but had a consistent throttle problem that even the dealer couldn't figure out and also a engine sludge problem even though the oil was changed at 3k intervals, thought maybe this was a t6 problem but as i see the base model has repeat problems that are common with other volvos, these are obviously not the volvos of yesteryear.I would purchase another volvo, but definitely not a turbo of any kind


Favorite Features

very comfortable, and great fuel economy


Suggested Improvements

engine too complex, just keep it simple, and its a much more enjoyable car


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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


Favorite Features

Soo safe, so comfertable, drives like a dream


Suggested Improvements

needs to be more reliable


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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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Avoid this Car!
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By Burnt once....
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1999 Volvo S80 T6 Turbo 4dr Sedan


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I had trouble with this car from the moment I drove it off the lot. Selling dealer was coy, and made no mention of the poor reliability of this car, even when presented with poor reviews. I've had it towed three times. Warning lights blink on and off. I've replaced more bulbs in that car than in all my previous cars combined. I wouldn't buy another Volvo if it were half price.


Favorite Features

When it worked, a great ride.


Suggested Improvements

Keep the design, rebuild the engine/system from ground up.


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