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2003 Volvo S80

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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"!


Favorite Features

Great speed - long live the turbo!


Suggested Improvements

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.


Favorite Features

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


Suggested Improvements

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.


Favorite Features

Safety Features Exterior Look Interior Comfort Sound System


Suggested Improvements

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)


Review

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


Favorite Features

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


Suggested Improvements

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


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Mixed Results with the Volvo S80
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By Ronald Jay
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2003 Volvo S80 2.9 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl 4A)


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Overall, a good car but with some notable problems. The car failed to start when almost brand new and the dealer asked if I had another set of Volvo keys on the same keychain! It appears that their keys contain a microchip that has caused starting problems if together(this was not the problem in my case and they couldn't diagnose the cause). The dealer never mentioned this problem when I bought the car. Windshield wipers are weak and the car is not nearly as good as my old 1997 Saab 9000 in the snow. I have had difficulty making it up some very low inclines with very little snow on the ground. Comfortable seating in front and back.


Favorite Features

Acceleration with the non-turbo is excellent. The Turbo for city driving is actually too powerful.


Suggested Improvements

Headlights weak and the foglights are worse. Dealer uses strong-arm tactics to get you to give them excellent ratings (i.e. "10's") in customer surveys after buying and service experiences. Dealer reputation in service is poor.


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