5,060 Miles of S80 in Europe
By Werner Koczian on
2007 Volvo S80 3.2 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 6A)
Used Volvo's superb overseas delivery program. Drove car in Europe for two months from Sweden through France, to Monaco and back through Italy, Austria, Germany, and Denmark back to factory for home shipment. Excellent performance including almost 25 mpg fuel economy. Car was a joy to drive in the Alps as well as the Autobahns. In small towns and crowded metro areas, this is definitely a big car. But its size gets respect on the Autobahn as smaller cars yield to this big Swede.
Sports package afforded great handling in the mountains, Xenon lights (that turn) were very effective. Great seats with cooling. Great seats. Big trunk. Good sound (iPod ready). Outstanding styling inside and out.
A turbo option could be very interesting but is really not needed. This thing is a rocket and the 3.2 is much better balanced than the V8 I drove at the dealer.