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Silky & Smooth beauty
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By yelled
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2003 Volvo S80 T6 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


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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.


Best Features

Distinctive looks, cushy seats, silky engine, smooth transmission, and most of all SAFTY.


Worst Features

Front could use little aggressiveness by lowering the trunk line a little, which will improve side lines. Improvements on grill/headlight. 4C to improve suspension. 5 speed auto.


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66% Unhappy With This Cae
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By Two Out Of Three
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2003 Volvo S80 T6 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


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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"!


Best Features

Great speed - long live the turbo!


Worst Features

Electronics, sound system, body fit and trim - all need drastic improvement. Dealer attitude - hey guys, it's a car! Not an experience.


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Don't Cheat Yourself...
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By morgieboy
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2003 Volvo S80 T6 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


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Don't cheat yourself with the 2.9 Spend the extra 4500 for the T6 package.


Best Features

268 HP On-Call Plus w/ integrated phone Airbags O'Plenty Mega rear legroom


Worst Features

Cheap cars have doors that autolock at 10 mph or higher. These locks don't and for more safety, I wish they did.


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Volvo S80 T6
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By S80_T6
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2003 Volvo S80 T6 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


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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.


Best Features

Safety Features Exterior Look Interior Comfort Sound System


Worst Features

All-wheel drive option Suspension/Handling on bumpy roads


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this car is amazing
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By chris staff
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2003 Volvo S80 T6 Elite 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


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the car is fast and it has great exseleration and has beutiful handling and stearing is very smooth


Best Features

i love the satalite navigation system and the headrest tv screens and also the tiny fridge in the back of the car


Worst Features

they could make car a bit faster other than that nothing to say thats wrong with it


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