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?
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.
Great brakes, very good performance,
relatively quit if you don't mind
rattles and squeeks.
You can't fix a problem using the same
people that created it. Fire the
customer service people and start over!