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2005 Volvo S80 Sedan - Consumer Reviews

2005 Volvo S80 Sedan

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T6 Poor Reliability, Too Many Problems - Avoid All VOLVOS
2 of 15 people found this review helpful
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By roversocal
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2005 Volvo S80 Sedan T6 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


Review

In a sentence: do not buy Volvo or any model S80.
PERIOD! Poured about $3500 in repairs into the car over 2 years only to have problems with transmission shifting and random CELs. I know cars. Here's what was done: new struts, serpentine belt, fuel filter, MAF, coil packs. Then a transmission service urgent light came on at 78k miles with long upshift. Paid for software update and drain/fill..no change. Volvo Santa Ana was garbage and always overcharged/misdiagnosed. You can get an old Civic/Corolla with better reliability. The car literally sat because we thought it was unsafe and would walk instead.


Best Features

Style. Elegance. Features. Twin-turbo power in engine.


Worst Features

RELIABILITY. Too much expensive maintenance. Avoid all Volvos. They might go out of business like Saab. Don't even buy newer ones and don't give your money away to dealers. These are BAD cars and made life hell for weeks at a time


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Another Volvo
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Michael & Barbara
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2005 Volvo S80 Sedan T6 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


Review

This is our second Volvo and were "sold". We're sold on the safety features, fuel economy, "green" exhaust system, overall comfort and handling, styling and most of all, dealer attention and courtesy.


Best Features

Safety features, handling, highway comfort and performance, environmentally friendly transportation with style.


Worst Features

Very few. Turbo lag at low speeds, wind noise, door molding driver's side.


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My Rating
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By pom36jim
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2005 Volvo S80 Sedan T6 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


Review

This is my 2nd Volvo. it meets all my
expectations.


Best Features

Handling and comfort


Worst Features

Easier entry & exit


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Swedish Bombshell
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Jim P. B.
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2005 Volvo S80 Sedan T6 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


Review

My S80 T6 is less than a month old and
my wife & I very pleased with the
performance, comfort and luxury of this
automobile. I ordered the Four C
chassis, combo climate/warm weather
package and the Bi-Xenon lights as we
live on the Gulf coast and have to
contend with heat and fog. We took the
car on a cross country trip to the mid
west and the Four-C was awesome in the
hills of Kentucky and the heated seats
came in handy during a cold snap in
Michigan. I did have 2 small problems
that were immediately corrected by the
dealer: mis aligned headlamps and a bad
fuel pump sensor that caused the check
engine light to pop on. Volvo seems to
have gotten the kinks out of this model.
Super Safe!


Best Features

The awesome seats. I am 6'3" and this is the first car I have not suffered road fatigue in. And the memory feature is a must as my wife is a foot shorter than me. Auto dimming mirror is cool. Built in sun shades are great. Thank God Volvo brought back the real wood trim. Courtesy perimeter lights


Worst Features

A beep when the car alarm is armed. Larger console storage. Junk the pop up cup holder for one like it's partner in the console. Graphic volume indicator on the radio screen. Speedo graduations are too close together use a 120mph scale for the U.S. Move the brake pedal slightly to the left.


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