2003 Volvo S80 Consumer Review: Acceleration Hesitation
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2003 Volvo S80 - Consumer Review

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T6 Sedan (2.9L 6-cyl. Twin-turbo 4-speed Automatic)

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Acceleration Hesitation
By Harder99 on

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

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We purchased the car for its safety performance and chose the T6 model for the performance and added features. The car is fantastic except for one problem: hesitation during acceleration. The car hesitiates between 1st and 2nd gear under moderate to heavy acceleration. After four trips to the dealer I discovered the hesitation problem is designed into the car to save the tranmission. Volvo is working on a software patch, however, I was told the acceleration hesitation will always be noticed. Why make twin turbo model if the throttle is cut during acceleration?

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Fix the hesitation problem.
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