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1999 Volvo S80

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Finally, an enjoyable car to own!
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By BobSellsHomes
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 4dr Sedan


Review

To begin with, I've owned an Infiniti
Q45, an older Jaguar (1987), two Bmw's
and now a Volvo. I bought my S80 back
in 1999 which was the first model year
for this car. I do not have a single
complaint. To date, two recalls have
been performed at no charge and that's
it! I have right around 55,000 miles
on the car and I wouldn't trade it for
the world. I love everything about
this car! I have yet to see any
luxury car that can stand up to the
S80, or even come close. As far as
safety, there is not a single car that
can touch an S80. On a scale of 1 -
10 I give this car an 11. It's a
super smooth and solid vehicle! Volvo
did great!


Best Features

Reliability. Exterior design. I especially love how solid this car is.


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volvo's failure
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By e-man
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 4dr Sedan


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Inexpensive relative to others in it's
class?? I remember that write up!
What Volvo doesn't charge up front
they sure make it up in maintaining
this piece of crap. The "on board
computer" has been as bad as Windows
XP! It has given dealers a new
weapon to charge you for things that
aren't really broken. To
name a few sore spots.AC(do the Swed's
know what it's supposed to do?),
transmission problems, fuel pump(60K
miles?), sensors, light bulbs?why?
Many share this view...as I
recommended (months after I first
bought my S80) to numerous friends and
work associates of which I had three
buy the same model! All have spent
more money then I have on problems.


Best Features

no more endorsements


Worst Features

Extended warranty to cover all the unreliable components within the car. More horsepower...not enough for this size & weight.


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I Love My S80
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By eyefixer
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 4dr Sedan


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In 1999 I decided to trade my 1996
Lexus and make the change to the new
S80. I am so glad I did. This has to
be the best car I have ever owned.
The dealer upgraded the cars computer
software and I think they also did
some sort of recall, but besides that
it has been completely trouble free.
The maintenance at the Volvo
dealership has been extremely cheap to
do (especially compared to the high
maintenance on the Lexus). I would
have to rate this car more dependable
than my last Lexus too! The seats in
this car are a dream. I can go on and
on..... I love driving my S80 every
chance I get. It's just such an
enjoyable car to own.


Best Features

The seats are amazing! The maintenance on the car has cost very little with the Volvo dealer.


Worst Features

Don't change the seats!!! These are the best seats in any car. They beat a Lazy Boy recliner, hands down!


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I love this auto.
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By speason
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 4dr Sedan


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I love my car. It has been very
reliable. I especially like the Volvo
dealers I have dealt with.


Best Features

The styling and the handleing


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Car is fine, Service is a Killer
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By Jackie T
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 4dr Sedan


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The design of this car is fine, but
the service in our area is terrible.
We have incurred almost $10,000 in
repair costs not including regular
maintenance. Thank goodness for the
extended warranty. Three of the
lights, including one headlight have
fallen out! We drove away from a
regularly scheduled maintenance
without oil! We can't wait to get rid
of this car, which is unfortunate. We
really like the car, but the cost to
maintain is a nightmare. I feel sorry
for the poor chap who buys one of
these used. We will never buy a Volvo
again.


Best Features

The look of the car and the interior.


Worst Features

Improved maintenance providers in our area. We only have two dealers in our area and both of them are terrible. The cost to maintain is ridiculous.


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