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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Great ride
By vikingpwr on 04/25/09 17:49 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

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.
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Major disappointment
By puchpuppy on 02/14/09 11:50 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

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!
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Excellent cruiser
By Carbuff on 12/27/08 06:31 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2003 Volvo S80 T6 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)

Review

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!
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Good car!
By Mark Lewis on 06/11/07 19:38 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

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.
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S-80 T-6 Excellent Vehicle
By Thom on 11/30/05 18:24 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2003 Volvo S80 T6 Elite 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)

Review

I bought this vehicle in late 2002 as a replacement for the exact same vehicle (including color) in a 2001 model. The 2001 was terrific and this one has been even better. I bought it in CA but live in TX now. The drive across country was very comfortable and I take this car whenever I have to go on long trips. This is my NINTH Volvo since 1974 - but I've had lots of other vehicles as well. The lease just expired on this one but I bought it and will keep it for a long time to come. Volvo of Orange County CA is the best dealer coast to coast. I've had Volvos from Boston to Houston to California but V.O.C. is the best!
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Good for the money!
By Jack B on 12/22/04 00:48 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2003 Volvo S80 T6 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)

Review

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 shifter. 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 prob. Good Performance, Cheap interior, Great seats. 15K less than a BMW.
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Acceleration Hesitation
By Harder99 on 01/18/04 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2003 Volvo S80 T6 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)

Review

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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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Best Volvo Yet!
By S80 2003 on 12/06/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

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!
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Volvo for Strife
By netxpert on 10/02/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2003 Volvo S80 T6 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)

Review

I recently purchased a brand new 2003 Volvo S80 T6. The first time that I opened the hood I discovered that the car has significant rust and corrosion problems. The problems were brought to the dealers attention immediately after purchase, however after several months, the factory has done little to address the situation. Neither the dealer or the factory seem to care about customer satisfaction. There customer service rates an F.
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First Impressions
By Junesteve on 09/13/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2003 Volvo S80 T6 Elite 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)

Review

We have purchased our first Volvo and love the car. It is a "solid" ride with plenty of comfort.
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