by Carbuff on Dec 27, 2008 Vehicle: 2003 Volvo S80 T6 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)
Volvo has a fine automobile in the S80 T6. Mine has been trouble free; the key to which is regular maintenance. I also recommend a transmission service or flush every 40,000 - 50,000 miles at the dealer. If you plan to keep the car for several years, the servicing you do will pay dividends. This is a fantastic automobile for long trips and highway driving; especially good for moving people in comfort. Fuel economy is much better at cruising speed on the highway; you'll see dramatic drops in start and stop city driving. Highly recommended!
by Jack B on Dec 22, 2004 Vehicle: 2003 Volvo S80 T6 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)
I have owned the S80T since Aug 2003
and have mixed feelings on the car.
Decent acceleration & Braking.
However, the turbo lag can be somewhat
annoying. Love the Stepronic like
The interior of the car is cheap.
Tons of plastic. Volvo saved a ton
going this route. If you have
experienced a BMW, Lexus, or MB, you
will be dissapointed. The main reason
I bought the car was for the seats.
These seats are incredable!
The Stereo rocks when playing CD
's. However, the AM radio stinks.
Several trips to the dealer to solve
the ear popping crackling and
interference have failed to solved the
Good Performance, Cheap interior,
Great seats. 15K less than a BMW.
by Harder99 on Jan 18, 2004 Vehicle: 2003 Volvo S80 T6 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)
We purchased the car for its safety
performance and chose the T6 model for
the performance and added features.
The car is fantastic except for one
problem: hesitation during
acceleration. The car hesitiates
between 1st and 2nd gear under
moderate to heavy acceleration. After
four trips to the dealer I discovered
the hesitation problem is designed
into the car to save the tranmission.
Volvo is working on a software patch,
however, I was told the acceleration
hesitation will always be noticed.
Why make twin turbo model if the
throttle is cut during acceleration?
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