2001 Volvo S80 Consumer Review: Do Not Buy This Car

2001 Volvo S80 - Consumer Review

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Do Not Buy This Car
By mwdlaw on


2001 Volvo S80 2.9 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl 4A)


Bought this car in 3/05 with 69k miles. Three days later the transmission blew, needed a complete rebuild, then one month later upper & lower tie rod ends needed replacement. Then at a routine fuel stop the gas tank lid hinge broke. As if that was not enough 2 power door lock actuators went bad after that. Now the car is in the shop again after failing on 4th of July weekend. We we turning left at an intersection when the car died, alsomost got struck by onccomming cars! Also lost the power steering, I'm just glad I was driving and not my wife! After limping to the shop for repairs I was told the air mass meter & the throttle body needed to be replace for $1400. This car is junk

Best Features

Ride quality is nice.

Worst Features

Make this car at least as reliable as a American car. while it might be safe in a collision, it may als ocause one when it shuts down unexpectantly. There is a class action in CA over this issue. Volvo won't issue a recall since it will cost millions.
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