I bought this car because of the
impeccable safety record in August
2002 and have had nothing but PROBLEMS
since it left the dealership: Door
locks and tail lights @ 35K miles; A
brand new transmission at 36K miles;
An ABS Sensor at 45K miles; Power
Steering Lines @ 47K miles; and front
suspension replaced at less than 54K
miles. Fortuneately all this was under
the extended warranty. Learned
recently that my 40k car is only worth
about 11K. I'm not waiting for the
extended warranty to expire next May.
I am getting rid of this car NOW.
I couldn't be any happier! I
purchased this car when it was about
a year old with 27k miles. I
now have 108,000 miles and the thing
still runs like new. This is a good
solid car and very dependable. With
all the mileage I've put on the car,
I've replaced one strut tower bushing
and that's all! I've had no repairs
other than that one item. I've done
the regular maintenance at Volvo and
it's very reasonably priced. After a
100,000 miles it still has no squeeks
or rattles. If I were to buy another
S80 I'd go for the T6 version. I
drove one and it left me stunned! I
couldn't believe the performance on
that car! The S80 is a great choice!
After 100,000 miles, still very
dependable! This model is a great
Having owned several luxury cars over
the years, I've had my chance to
really test them. My S80 is a 1999
and has roughly 60,000 miles on it.
Only problem was a side light that
fell out. Dealer replaced with the
new revised part and said it should
never happen again. So far it
hasn't. Other than regular
maintenance (very reasonably priced
w/dealer) no problems to report at
all. It's a wonderful vehicle and so
solid. The seats are the best I've
ever found. I used to own a Lexus
LS400. That car was great too! It's
a toss up between which of these I
like better. The Volvo S80 T6 (twin
turbo) will blow them all away though!
I've owned my 1999 S80 for about four
years now. It has been wonderful.
Definately the most enjoyable car I've
ever owned. For those of you who have
had troble with yours, let me help
you..... you just need to get the free
software upgrade that Volvo released.
The dealer does it for free. I too
had some problems the first year but
after the new software, not a single
issue. That's all you need! You only
need to have them do it once and it's
there for good! This is really a
great car to own!
Inexpensive relative to others in it's
class?? I remember that write up!
What Volvo doesn't charge up front
they sure make it up in maintaining
this piece of crap. The "on board
computer" has been as bad as Windows
XP! It has given dealers a new
weapon to charge you for things that
aren't really broken. To
name a few sore spots.AC(do the Swed's
know what it's supposed to do?),
transmission problems, fuel pump(60K
miles?), sensors, light bulbs?why?
Many share this view...as I
recommended (months after I first
bought my S80) to numerous friends and
work associates of which I had three
buy the same model! All have spent
more money then I have on problems.
no more endorsements
Extended warranty to cover all the
unreliable components within the car.
More horsepower...not enough for this
size & weight.
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