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
Distinctive looks, cushy seats, silky
engine, smooth transmission, and most
of all SAFTY.
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.
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
Great speed - long live the turbo!
Electronics, sound system, body fit
and trim - all need drastic
improvement. Dealer attitude - hey
guys, it's a car! Not an experience.
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.
All-wheel drive option
Suspension/Handling on bumpy roads