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Excellent cruiser
By Carbuff on 12/27/08 06:31 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2003 Volvo S80 Sedan 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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Good for the money!
By Jack B on 12/22/04 00:48 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2003 Volvo S80 Sedan 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 Sedan 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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Volvo for Strife
By netxpert on 10/02/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2003 Volvo S80 Sedan 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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Best Volvo yet!
By Nick in PA on 06/11/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

Besides the class-leading safety in this model, Volvo has perfectly balanced performance and comfort in the T6. This car is roomier than the BMW 5- series cars...both cabin and trunk. This is my 4th Turbocharged Volvo, and is the best one yet! I was surprised at how reasonable the cost was after all incentives were applied
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Silky & Smooth beauty
By yelled on 05/09/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

I think the person who complained about the "born with" nose, not enough power to accelerate into traffic, and heavy steering wheel must got a real lemon or not talking about the same car. Steering is actually on the lighter side for Eurpean cars. It's quiet and smooth even over NYC pot-holes. Avoiding them is just as fun. No problems what so ever so far and I am keeping my fingers crossed. I like this car over often troublesome and stiff BMW's. Especially when my neighbor's BMW gets stuck during snow. I love floating by with my cushy seats with fwd.
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66% Unhappy With This Cae
By Two Out Of Three on 05/08/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

Leased three S80 T6's in Jan, 01. Two of us would never buy one again. Quality isn't there for a car in this price range. Electronics have been terrible: numerous bulbs replaced, shorts in one car, bad seals around the headlamps, the driver's seat on one rocks during acceleration or braking. The cars have high cost of ownership: never had a visit under $500, unless it was for a recall,which we've had three or four. Mileage makes us believe this is prevelant throughout, after three years we have one with 70K, another with 55K and the last one has 45K. BTY: Consumer Reports in April of 2002 ranks the S80 and the S60 as "do not buy"!
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Don't Cheat Yourself...
By morgieboy on 04/05/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

Don't cheat yourself with the 2.9 Spend the extra 4500 for the T6 package.
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Volvo S80 T6
By S80_T6 on 03/21/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

The Volvo S80 T6 has been a joy to drive. The T6 provides power for that quick acceleration whenever needed, and a smooth and comfortable ride cruising along the highway. A sound system that is second to none, and innovative safety features make the S80 the smart alternative to more expensive BMW 5-series or the overrated Audi 6.
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Volvo S-80 Nice Looking but a Letdown
By dannyroche on 01/24/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

Problems (2) transmission services link bushing replacement and one front strut changed before 50K warrenty expired!!! second strut at 60K door lock ($220) at 70K heated mirror ($200) at 73K Care is nice to drive and nice looking. Car has great safety features. Good performance with the T-6, a tad too much torque due to FWD. Too Bad Volvo has not figured out that there is one thing ahead of safety. THE CAR MUST BE RELIABLE......
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