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1999 Volvo S80 Sedan

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Just shoot it
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By Kjo
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1999 Volvo S80 Sedan 2.9 4dr Sedan


Review

I bought this car because of the
impeccable safety record in August
2002 and have had nothing but PROBLEMS
since it left the dealership: Door
locks and tail lights @ 35K miles; A
brand new transmission at 36K miles;
An ABS Sensor at 45K miles; Power
Steering Lines @ 47K miles; and front
suspension replaced at less than 54K
miles. Fortuneately all this was under
the extended warranty. Learned
recently that my 40k car is only worth
about 11K. I'm not waiting for the
extended warranty to expire next May.
I am getting rid of this car NOW.


Best Features

Comfortable seats and safety.


Worst Features

Drive the car off a cliff.


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Over 100,000 miles and Still Like New!
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By BigDog
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1999 Volvo S80 Sedan 2.9 4dr Sedan


Review

I couldn't be any happier! I
purchased this car when it was about
a year old with 27k miles. I
now have 108,000 miles and the thing
still runs like new. This is a good
solid car and very dependable. With
all the mileage I've put on the car,
I've replaced one strut tower bushing
and that's all! I've had no repairs
other than that one item. I've done
the regular maintenance at Volvo and
it's very reasonably priced. After a
100,000 miles it still has no squeeks
or rattles. If I were to buy another
S80 I'd go for the T6 version. I
drove one and it left me stunned! I
couldn't believe the performance on
that car! The S80 is a great choice!


Best Features

After 100,000 miles, still very dependable! This model is a great choice!


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Money pit and headaches
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By WhyHom
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1999 Volvo S80 Sedan T6 Turbo 4dr Sedan


Review

Small things at first, like bad AM
reception on the radio. Even a Kia gets
AM radio. Had it in 4 times to get it
fixed. Front end kept getting knocked
out of alignment, even with no rough
driving or potholes. The tires cost
$1000 for a set. Then, major stuff
started happening. Oil leaks, turbo
seals, valves, radiator problem that
involved a $900 part. All this before
35000 miles. Engine light keeps going
on and the mechanic keeps telling me to
ignore it. These headaches don't make
up for the fun driving it. Reliability
is a big thing to me. I'm buying a
Toyota.


Best Features

Power. When you want it to go, it goes... fast. When you want it to stop, it stops...fast.


Worst Features

Reliability, especially on the basics. Many parts have been replaced by Volvo but not on a recall so I had to pay.


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Finally a Car I'm Keeping!
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By Jay_Adams
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1999 Volvo S80 Sedan T6 Turbo 4dr Sedan


Review

I bought this car new back in '99.
This has been my first Volvo and I'm
impressed! The performance of this
sedan is better than outstanding! The
twin turbo's are just amazing! For
the first time, I'm truly impressed
with a car. Having owned some fine
luxury cars throughout the years,
nothing stacks up to the T6. With the
exception of one small repair, this
car has been virtually maintenance
free. I paid about $50,000 for this
car when I bought it, and I couldn't
be any happier with the vehicle. I
now have 118,000 miles on the car and
it runs so well. I can honestly
recommend this vehicle to anyone!
This is a very well engineered car!


Best Features

The twin turbo's are great! The entire car was well designed and runs flawlessly. The car has been extremely reliable!


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What a mistake.....
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By hannibal
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1999 Volvo S80 Sedan T6 Turbo 4dr Sedan


Review

Happy for those of you who love your
S80, this car has been a nightmare for
me. It would be fun to drive, except
for anticipating the next expensive
repair. The car has been in the shop
regularly since new, even had to
replace the gas tank (of course, 5K
miles AFTER warranty expired).
Repeated calls and emails over the
years to Volvo NA and dealer regarding
quality issues have gone unanswered.
I will NEVER buy another Volvo, and
tell anyone who will listen about my
bad experience(s). A shame, because I
was really excited about Volvo when I
first purchased this car.


Best Features

heated seats, manual shift mode, great defroster


Worst Features

For those of us with significant issues, some (friendly) gesture from Volvo NA would go a long way.


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