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Just Sold it After 112,000 Great Miles!
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By Art_Carbine
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1999 Volvo S80 Sedan T6 Turbo 4dr Sedan


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Don't believe any bad reviews on the
T6. Up until this past month I had a
1999 S80 T6 since new with virtually
no trouble at all. The car does need
a software upgrade which Volvo does
for free. The car only needs the
upgrade once and never again. The
reliablity on the car is better than
any car I've owned. Before owning the
T6, I had owned four BMW's over the
years. The BMW's are way too high for
maintenance, not nearly as fun to
drive, and nowhere near as reliable.
I really regret selling the T6. I
bought a new Lexus and although it is
a nice car, it's just not exciting
like my T6 was. I never should have
changed to the Lexus. I miss my T6!


Best Features

Very comfortable, very fast, and very reliable. Great looking car inside and out.


Worst Features

none


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In Love With Our T6!
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By Don Steeler
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1999 Volvo S80 Sedan T6 Turbo 4dr Sedan


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We couldn't be happier! Our T6 is
black and it packed with
great features. The luxury and ride
is like nothing we've owned before.
The reliabilty has been great!
In almost 90,000 miles, only two minor
repairs under warranty plus regular
maintenance of course, and that's it!
Maintenance costs have actually been
quite low especially compared to our
last car (Infiniti Q45). Luxury cars
we've owned over the years are a Lexus
SC400, Infiniti Q45, and a BMW 325i.
The S80 T6 is better than anything
we've owned. If you want a good
luxury car with good reliability buy
this car! Best choice for under
$50,000.


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Great ride and very reliable for a luxury car. Such a Fassssst car!


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Excellent Vehicle
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By Alanruns
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1999 Volvo S80 Sedan T6 Turbo 4dr Sedan


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Buy this car! I bought my S80 T6
brand new back in 1999. I drive a lot
and I'm less than 1000 miles from the
100,000 mile mark. All I can say is
this car is incredible. In the
100,000 miles, I've had one minor
repair covered by warranty. This has
been better than any other car I've
owned. The car is still tight without
any annoying squeeks or rattles. I'm
not acustomed to keeping a car this
long but I'm not parting with my T6.
I can't find the words to express how
comfortable the seats are on long
trips. The power and performance is
mind blowing with the twin turbo. Not
a single complaint with this one.


Best Features

This car can really get up and go. The twin turbo makes this car quick, and I mean quick! Reliability is great. Trouble free model - a good car to own!


Worst Features

Stop selling these cars to so many complainers. Sounds like many people here like to complain about every little thing rather than enjoy this machine. I've talked to other owners and noboby's had problems (other than normal). Is this the complaining room?


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The T6.... The Best Choice!
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By Ray_Travis
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1999 Volvo S80 Sedan T6 Turbo 4dr Sedan


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I've read some reviews here from
people complaining. I can't
understand it! I drive a lot and I
now have about 78,000 miles on my T6.
If I remember correctly I only had a
recall done way back after I bought
it. I've done regular maintenance
(very low cost) but I just
don't remember having any repairs
performed. I can't speak for anyone
else, but I would have to say this car
is extremely reliable. The only
complaint I can find (and really not
that bad) is the range on the
transmitters. They're really not too
bad but I owned a Lexus and it had a
little better range. Overall, in the
$50,000 range there's no other car
even close. Very Satisfied!


Best Features

The seats are just fantastic, especially on long trips. The car is so quick too. Very good reliability. Just a good pick!


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Great cruiser, but starti/stopping?
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By Coats
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1999 Volvo S80 Sedan T6 Turbo 4dr Sedan


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Beautiful inside and out and great
highway power but has PLENTY of
quirks. Worst of which is the front
wheel drive/traction control.

When you try to accelerate on anything
but perfect pavement and in a straight
line, it kicks in VERY abruptly.
Transmission gets confused, clunks on
some downshifts.

AC controls are more confusing than
ever. How hard is it to design this?
Ditto for the Windows.

Bought "certified" from the dealer.
Paid a premium for this but feel I need
it with the complexities of the
turbo/transmission. Hope it is as
reliable as my old 740 Turbo which I
had for 10 years trouble free.


Best Features

Interior design and size


Worst Features

More open trunk. Easier AC controls. Rear wheel drive! Less traction control/torque steer Better city gas mileage (I get 14 MPG tops)


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