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I don't think the volvo is any worse for repair than comparable cars. Replacement parts can cost a lot. Also the GM 4 speed transmission is an issue and a common need for repair after 75000 miles - my opinion. This is the cutoff for aftermarket insurance. Still given the distractions of drivers today with email and gps the safety of the volvo trumps other cars. A transmission is replaceable loved ... Read More
I can't give you any info regarding that Volvo model but may I suggest that you look at something newer and perhaps Japanese for you daughter. Volvo does have a reputation for safety but the other brands have caught up. What Volvo does have a reputation for is expensive repairs and so-so reliability.
I am looking at purchasing a 2002 Volvo S80 2.9 for my daughter. I need her to have a reliable and safe vehicle. I know Volvo's have the safety issue covered. I have been told that from 98-04 the S80 had serious issues. Can someone speak to that? My daughter loves the car so I have to be the voice of reason if it is going to be a money pit. ... Read More
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Hello did you ever get answers to these questions. I have an 2002 S80 with bank 2 sensor 1 showing probems. What model sensor did you buy for the front under the hood Bosch 17034? I have seen after market versions allot cheaper have you heard anything about them in your findings? LMK R
The new Volvo warrantee is what could lean you to a new Volvo if the S80 has the coverage. I just traded in my 2002 S80 for a 2009 C30 T5 and the warrantee covers everything except for gas and tires for 5 years 60,000 miles. The one I bought was a loaner and had 4,000 miles but they took off $6000 off the price. This C30 is a fast, great ... Read More
2002 Volvo S80 with 73,000 miles: This exact same thing just happened to me. I was doing around 45MPH and the engine died and the message came up with “”engine performance reduced” I pulled over and shut it off… waited a few minutes and tried again and it was like nothing ever happened…. Ran fine. I was thinking maybe bad gas or clogged fuel injectors?? I was checking the web to ... Read More
That's a lot of miles for a European turbocharged luxury car. You'll need to be prepared for unexpected expenses that can run several hundred dollars a pop. That said, the price really isn't bad, most S80s of similar vintage seem to run $8-10K at retail. If you're absolutely in love with the car, have it thoroughly examined by a good Volvo dealer or an experienced mechanic before buying. The service records ... Read More
Low brake wear indicators work when the brakes ARE NOT depressed. If you are hearing noise from the brakes when you hit the pedal, you could be chewing up the rotors. Not good as Volvo rotors cannot be turned. I'm a believer in using OEM brake pads on Volvo's. Most of the aftermarket stuff seems to squeal incessantly.
i have an 2002 volvo s80, the car stalled and engine performancce reduced light came on, car wouldn't move. i waited a few minutes and then it started and acted as it was no problem, the engine performance reduced light went off and now running normal i would like to know if anyone had this problem if so what was the problem
I have a 2002 S80 T6 that I've owned for the past 4 years. Getting ready to make a change and am wondering about the new S80 w/V8 AWD. Has anyone driven one of the new ones? What might I expect to see as primary differnces between the two as far as driving, handling, noise levels, seat comfort? Any expected "specials" on this model for current Volvo owners as I will ... Read More
Drove the 2007 S80 V8 today. Volvo did it right...I've owned the 2000 BMW 5 series a Toyota Avalon XLS. They don't come close. My wife's everyday driver is a 2002 Volvo C70 convertible another terrific auto. I'm starting to become a Volvo believer. The 2007 S80 V8 is a great car.
Do you need to carry 4-5 people often? If yes, - BMW 3 series is too small, if no - S80 is too big. 80-90% of the time, lev_berkovich it's myself, my wife, my 2 yr. old son, and my 10 month old daughter. I also plan on buying my G'Ma's 2002 Old's Aurora, which will fit 4 adults comfy and 5 in a squeeze. As said - choose your side ... Read More
Rocky, The original S80 was the most advanced car on the planet when it was introduced in 1998. "No offense" Volvomax, how in the heck can you say that is beyond me ? The 1998' Cadillac Seville STS was as, if not more advanced then the S80 even way back then. Mercedes and BMW, I would say would have something to say about that also. ;) it's 18 on board computers ... Read More
Price sounds fine. By 2002 the S80 was very reliable. Repair costs are higher than a typical car. A warranty is always a good idea.
Hi I have the opportunity to buy a 2002 S80 with 50000 miles for $15000. Is this a good buy? More importantly since it is out of warranty: How reliable is the S80? How much do repairs cost compared to std US cars? Is extended warranty a MUST? I would love to buy this car but am very concerned about failure rates and repair costs. Please help Rambod.
it has 2.9 under the S80 on the trunk lid, they sold me this car plus warranty on the premise it was the T6 model. thats what their paperwork said was 2002 S80 T6, and the warranty said w/Turbo. is it actually turbo? thats my question or do i have the base model. the VIN # is ----- YV1TS92D021266539 ---- thanks for any info you could give me, i couldnt find ... Read More
I have a 2002 Volvo S80 non-turbo and it has developed an oil leak from a line that seems to ge from the engine to the radiator (I guess for oil cooling). The fittings on that line have been tigthened and that fixed it for a while. Then the mechanic changed the PBC "box" that was recommended, and that seem to help. But it is still leaking around a valve in ... Read More
My mom has one of these, and I must say that this thing has had more isolated, intermittent electrical glitches than I've seen in a long time. Cruise control won't activate, restart the car and it works fine. Switches on driver's door won't work, wait a couple of days and they're back to normal. Fuel door won't open, restart car and it works fine. The irony of this is that she ... Read More
I'm replying to you again, as my post was deleted for referring you to a website for Volvo owners that would have helped you identify the service codes. 1999 was the first and darkest year for the S80. The major components that are likely to fail are not mileage-related, and they are EXPENSIVE. I'd buy a 2002 model or newer, because this is a wonderful car.
qbrozen, I actually liked my 1999 S70 better than my 2002 S80. I did like the exterior styling of the S80 better, but that's about it. The S80 just didn't feel as solid to me, and the interior of the S70 just seemed to be of higher quality. In addition, I found that the S80 had blind spots which were annoying when backing up or changing lanes. I just ... Read More
I have a 1999 s80. I wish I had seen this site before, would love to have known if the throttle cleaning was my problem. Bought it in Novemebr 2002. In shop 9 times in 6 months with power drop off, eventually replaced intake manifold, only slight improvement. Just replaced throttle body, as well as, front sway bars twice, strut mount front drivers, both rear struts, brake booster, sunroof need replacing, ... Read More
How did you get the crack? Stones? I have heard that if the car has frame problems, the windshield would crack easily.
I have just incurred my third cracked windshield on my 2002 Volvo S80 sedan, which has about 42,000 miles on it. Each time I have had the windshield replaced at a Volvo dealership. Since I have owned Volvos for 20 years and never had a problem with a cracked windshield before, this does not seem right to me. I was wondering if other Volvo S80 drivers are experiencing cracked windshields ?. ... Read More
1) Have car in currently waiting for a part (control arm and bushing). This piece apparently became bent enough to cause some rubbing when I initially put the car in gear or put some torque on it when just starting out. Is this covered under warranty. Have 24,500 miles on car and have extended warranty. 2) 30,000 mile maintenance - should I follow the mfg. recommendations on all items to be ... Read More
I am brand new to this message board. From reading the 2003 entries I have not seen much discussion about the 2002 models. Some background before my questions. I am considering buying my first Volvo S80. Due to a scarcity of free time, I want/need a car that will be reliable, under manufacturer warranty for many miles and won't require me to perform more than just basic services. This leads me ... Read More
There is a Volvo dealer in my area that still has several new 2002 S80 models. Considering they are soon to be 2 years old would you expect to get very good pricing on these models? Anyone with experience in this situation? Thoughts on specific discounts? Thanks.
According to JD Power the 2002 S80 had the fewest initial quality defects of any new Volvo. Volvo placed 5th in the total survey, 1 point ahead of Honda. Volvo has made alot od under the skin changes on the S80. The new car is quicker,looks better and has better features than the 99 version. The S80 will get new front bumpers and rear view mirrors in 2004, as well as ... Read More
I have read through the messages for the last 12 months or so and see many comments about poor reliabiity on the S80, but most of them seem to be on the 1999 and 2000 models. I was out driving several vehicles last week and had not been considering the S80. The dealership I was at has Audi, Jaguar, Volvo and the saleman mentioned that Volvo is offerring incentives to move ... Read More
i own a 1997 jeep grand cherokee limited with 77,000 miles. i've spent $3,500 maintaining it so far in 2002 with one problem after another. i have reached my capitulation point with this vehicle. i am looking at getting a 2000 volvo S80 T-6. i am also considering a cadillac seville STS and a lexus GS 300. but i really like what i've read about the volvo. the most important features ... Read More
I just got my 2002 S80 2.9 this past Spring, so I don't know how it performs on the road under snowy/icy conditions. It doesn't have all-wheel drive, but rear wheel drive. All my other cars in the past have had front wheel drive. What can I expect from the Volvo under these driving conditions. Safe to drive? I'd appreciate any input from those who have driven their Volvo under such ... Read More
balooo, I posted a few months ago (Msg #886) about the same problem with my 2002 S80 2.9 (half year model). I noticed there were a number of times as I initially accelerated there would be a jerking kind of feel to the transmission. It reminded me of a manual transmission switching gears. This doesn't happen all the time, but occasionally. It's my first Volvo, so I just figured it was ... Read More
I have a 1999 S80 2.9 with 36K miles on it coming off lease. Volvo Finance has lowered the price to $20,700. Choices: buy it. buy it with an extended warranty. lease a new 2002 S80. Thoughts?
Can anyone from the Queens/Nassau County area recommend a Volvo dealership? I bought the car at Emet Motors, but to get to that part of town is rather inconvenient and the area around the dealership is always congested. I haven't had the car long enough to know if the service department is good or not, but would rather go through less stress when it is time to have it serviced. BTW, ... Read More
Regarding my car's history, it is brand new, was not in an accident or previously owned. I called the Volvo dealership this morning and asked why my 2002 Volvo S80 did not have the black bumper and side door guards. The very helpful saleslady replied that the half year models were manufactured without them for aesthetic reasons. But they had the same guards but were the same color as the car. ... Read More
My email with my problems is below and the corporate response is above it. What do you think, what should I do? I am very worried about this car being a lemon! ------------------------ Reply to Original Message: ------------------------ From: customerservice [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Friday, March 01, 2002 10:19 AM Subject: Re: URGENT: Problems with Recent Purchase We are very sorry to learn of the difficulties you are having with your certified 1999 ... Read More
Here I think is the first picture on the internet of the 2002.5 Volvo S80 at Swedespeed. More info will be coming soon. 2002.5 Volvo S80 Picture!
I picked up my 2001 T6 though OSD lat year on July 31. I didn't have the first 2001, but I was pretty close. I ordered the car May 5, and if I remember correctly, it was ready by July 5. The OSD people will know for sure when the 2002s start, but I think production will start in June/July. Check the prices on delivery/dropoff. Some cities have substantial surcharges---$500 to ... Read More
Sigh. Poor Volvo. The latest issue of AutoWeek had a review on the S60, which Volvo is positioning as a sport sedan to compete with the A4, 328, and C-class. Autoweek's comments were sadly familiar: "great looker" "shows its familysedan roots" "torque steer" "like all Volvos, it displays a quiet isolation from the road, with no (wheel) feedback to speak of." And so forth. Autoweek had the first mention of what ... Read More