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.
Interior and exterior design, trunk and accelerator.
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!
By far the best feature is the comfort of the seats. Whether on a short drive or long journey, its always comfortable. After 10 hours driving I still feel great. The sound system and handling are terrific too. SAFETY is awesome. I was T-boned in this one and walked away fine.
Re-configure the built-in telephone so it can be programmed for use on any cellular carrier rather than limited to Cingular / AT&T.
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.
The seats rock in the S-80. The
stereo cranks when playing CD's. It
no BMW but for the money it's decent
Enhance the interior with quality
appointments. AM radio stinks, Poor
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?