Purchased car with 33000 miles and have been beset with any number of very expensive problems. The most expensive problem was replacing the fuel pump at 43000 miles at a cost of $1000 dollars and suffering an overwhelming smell of gasoline for a month afterward. Now there is a check engine warning that shows a code of failure of fuel system. The estimate on replacing the sensor is in the neighborhood of $800 dollars. The suspension system needs realignment every two thousand miles or so. Am on the third set of tires. Continually replacing headlight bulbs and other bulbs. I am 82 years old and have drive Volvos for years and I do not misuse a car. Am bitterly disappointed with this car!
Car is comfortable and gets good mileage. However driving with a continual fear of breakdown is maddening. Volvo should be proud of this rolling laughing stock and its need to be repaired.
Jack the horn button up and drive a Japanese car in under it!
FYI... The Fuel Pump on many 2003 S80's is under a recall.
Check to see if your car is eligible and ask for a refund from the dealer if it is.
My 2003 S80 had the pump plus more replaced courtesy of Volvo.
I was told it would have cost me $1,200 if the bill was on me.
I purchased an alignment package from my tire store.
The contract for 5 years with unlimited alignments for about $169.00.
I've already used it 5 times.
Money well spent.
The head light failre is a problem.
If you take your car to one of the big auto parts stores...
buy the bulb and they do the installation for free!
I buy 2 bulbs at a time to save money.
Whenever I purchase tires I make sure they have a milage warranty from the manufacturer and I purchase the hazard insurance from the tire store.
I don't know how CS4' do in the snow,
I'm in the sunbelt.
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