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Silky & Smooth beauty
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By yelled
on

Vehicle

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


Review

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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Silky & Smooth beauty
Performance
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Fun To Drive
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By yelled
on

Vehicle

2003 Volvo S80 2.9 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl 4A)


Review

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)


Review

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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Vehicle

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


Review

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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Vehicle

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


Review

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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