1999 Volvo S80 Consumer Review: GM Transmission

1999 Volvo S80 - Consumer Review

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By Jim on


1999 Volvo S80 2.9 4dr Sedan


I have a 1999 Volvo S-80. I just had the tramission rebuilt, It was done by a friend of mine so the cost was cheaper than someone off the street. I was surprised that when my friend told me that the transmission was a General Motors product. The problem was the 3rd gear went out. The mechanic told me this was common in this type transmission weither it was in a Volvo or a GM product. The clutches in this type transmission are not as tight meaning the shift will be smoother, but this leaves weaknest in the shifting process but smooth. So if you have tranny problems it will problem be the 3rd gear clutches. But the good news is it will probably be a good old GM transmission.

Best Features

Nice ride, good stero system,

Worst Features

Improve the transmission system. Bad door locking system, fuel access door is part of the door lock system, Makes the system faulty dosen't lock the fuel door as it should
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