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2003 Volvo S80 Sedan

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Volvo S80 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.9 L Inline 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 194 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2003 Volvo S80

  • With its distinctive styling, luxurious interior and excellent reputation for safety, the often overlooked S80 deserves consideration.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Loaded with outstanding safety innovations and features, impressively fast in T6 trim, spacious backseat.

  • Cons

    Suspension and steering systems that can't keep up with the T6's engine performance, gets pricey with options.

  • What's New for 2003

    Only minor changes are in store for Volvo's flagship sedan. Rain-sensing wipers and On-Call Plus telematics are newly available features, and two new colors, Titanium Grey and Ruby Red, dress up the exterior.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Great ride

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Vehicle: 2003 Volvo S80 2.9 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl 4A)

Best car ever had,worst dealership!nothing major yet,replaced the oxygen sensor,4 times the headlight bulbs ,trunk lock.Very fast break rotors replacement and they(the dealer) wouldn't turn the rotors.Radio's AM very poor reception,problem with the A/C but it got fixed during warranty and knock on wood warranty's expired and hope not to see a mechanic for a long time.




Major disappointment

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Vehicle: 2003 Volvo S80 2.9 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl 4A)

Purchased car with 33000 miles and have been beset with any number of very expensive problems. The most expensive problem was replacing the fuel pump at 43000 miles at a cost of $1000 dollars and suffering an overwhelming smell of gasoline for a month afterward. Now there is a check engine warning that shows a code of failure of fuel system. The estimate on replacing the sensor is in the neighborhood of $800 dollars. The suspension system needs realignment every two thousand miles or so. Am on the third set of tires. Continually replacing headlight bulbs and other bulbs. I am 82 years old and have drive Volvos for years and I do not misuse a car. Am bitterly disappointed with this car!



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Good car!

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Vehicle: 2003 Volvo S80 2.9 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl 4A)

This is an excellent car. It's fun to drive, and it gets good gas mileage. I consistently get 430 miles to the tank. The only problem I have is that the rear passenger speaker produces static. Other than that, the car accelerates well, takes turns well, hugs the road and has plenty of amenities. The trunk is very large. The hinges fold into the side and not into the well of the trunk. It gives you more space. That's especially important when you are grocery shopping for a family of 5! Overall, it's a great car.



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Best volvo yet!

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Vehicle: 2003 Volvo S80 2.9 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl 4A)

This is my third Volvo and the 2003 S80 2.9 is outstanding. Fit and finsh are the best I've seen on any car. Solid performance, comfort, and avg 25 mpg!



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Volvo s80 performance

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Vehicle: 2003 Volvo S80 2.9 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl 4A)

The VOlvo S80 is the finest car I have ever driven. Thle styling was new, starting with the 2002 model year. Car is roomy inside and holds 4 to 5 people. Steering, power, acceleration, placement of instruments etc. is great. Seating is extremely comfortable and is posture friendly. Well designed. Thlley thought of evereything.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Headlights crack

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Vehicle: 2003 Volvo S80 2.9 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl 4A)

I do love my S80. I have two complaints. I need more lumber support, and the headlights keep cracking!!! I had one crack in April, and figured somebody hit it. The other one cracked two days ago. That time it was just parked in the sun. If you have had this problem, or any other, seriously, don't just post to this board. Go to WWW.NHTSA.COM and enter a complaint. If that transmission slips and the brakes fail, THEY need to know about it.



Full 2003 Volvo S80 Review

What's New for 2003

Only minor changes are in store for Volvo's flagship sedan. Rain-sensing wipers and On-Call Plus telematics are newly available features, and two new colors, Titanium Grey and Ruby Red, dress up the exterior.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
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  • 25
  • highway
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