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2003 Volvo S80 Sedan - Consumer Reviews

2003 Volvo S80 Sedan

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GM transmission take it to the junk yard
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By tlg
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2003 Volvo S80 Sedan T6 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


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i personally have spent years trying to avoid the over engineered under quilty of the electronic and unreliability services of GM products. After owning my fist volvo 2001 S80 2.9 non turbo i was in an accident totaled the car loved the car had 178000 no problems other then rack and pinion. Purched my next very shortly after found 2003 s80 t6 2.9 turbo. car appeared nice after buying before making the first payment the transmission went into limp mode. taking to have looked at found the vehicle had the GM 4t65e transmission witch i would have never even considered the car if i would have known that it had a gm part in it. There is only 2 other vehicle they are in that ive found other then gm products. That is the volvo s80 and the XC90. IN the years around what i have. I am so disappointed in this car im going to have over 10000 in a car worth 6000.Volvo has really disappointed me now i have a car that wont run and haven't made the 1st payment.payment. Mechnic says you are lucky to get 100000 miles out of the transmission. All i can say is im disappointed in volvo now.


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The Volvo That Caught Fire
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By Michelle V
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2003 Volvo S80 Sedan T6 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


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Fell in love with this car, spent about 3,000$ on repairs and rode like new. Beautiful car and fun ride. After owning used car for ~2 months, it caught on fire while i was driving and melted the hood shut and totaled the entire front compartment, and the car. Fire rescue couldn't determine cause. Be careful in this car.


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Excellent cruiser
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Carbuff
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2003 Volvo S80 Sedan T6 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


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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!


Best Features

Seats! No one does seats like Volvo!


Worst Features

Better cup holders, power adjust stearing wheel, rear heated seats would all be nice.


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Good for the money!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Jack B
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2003 Volvo S80 Sedan T6 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


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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.


Best Features

The seats rock in the S-80. The stereo cranks when playing CD's. It no BMW but for the money it's decent car.


Worst Features

Enhance the interior with quality appointments. AM radio stinks, Poor reception.


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Acceleration Hesitation
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By Harder99
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2003 Volvo S80 Sedan T6 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


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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?


Best Features

Safety, comfort, rain-sensing wipers are awesome!


Worst Features

Fix the hesitation problem.


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