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2000 Volvo S80 Sedan

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Very nice w/ drawbacks
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By John
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2000 Volvo S80 Sedan 2.9 4dr Sedan


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I bought mine used at 70,000 miles and have put over 40,000 on it in just over one year. The ride is excellent, the interior is extremely comfortable, and it looks grrrreat! I have had the throttle control valve replaced for about $1,000, after dumping $600 on same problem and cleaning of the injectors. You will know when the throttle control valve gets dirty when the idle RPMs go up and down and the computer automatically shuts off the cruise while going down the highway because the RPMs are not steady enough. If yours gets dirty DO NOT bother having it cleaned once to avoid the cost of replacement. Replacement can be delayed but not avoided. Just get it replaced and save some $$.


Best Features

Seats, and the memory seat position with each keyless remote. Makes switching drivers very convenient. The entire interior is posh.


Worst Features

Make it cheaper to fix and more reliable.


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Great Car To Drive To the Shop
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By Sportscarnut
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2000 Volvo S80 Sedan T6 Turbo 4dr Sedan


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In a period of 18 months the following failed: ignition switch, oxygen sensor, mass flow meter, motor mount, upper strut mount, headlight assembly, brake rotors, ABS control unit, turn signal assembly, turbo oil return line, front strut assemblies (2), door trim piece, turbo oil seals, etc. It also had a nasty habit of throwing black brake dust from the front rotors down the side of the car. The really bad part is that if it had been even somewhat realiable, this would be an unbelieveable car. It is nice to look at, very comfortable, relatively easy to work on, and it is very cheap on the used market (probably due to the horrible reliability).


Best Features

Excellent seats for tall people, fast, comfortable, and roomy, really not many cars that compete with it in this price range.


Worst Features

This car has comical reliability, we literally had an office bet on what would break next, DO NOT even think about an S80 without buying an extensive warranty; you will see that everyone who was happy with their's in the reviews had one.


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Don't By A 2000 Volvo S80 T-6
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By Nicole
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2000 Volvo S80 Sedan T6 Turbo 4dr Sedan


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This car is horrible. I purchased this car used and I have had problems with ever since. My car is in the shop every 3-4 months for things other than regular maitenance. This car has had two recalls on it since I have owned it. I had to replace the ECU and the power steering rank. Luckily I had the VIP select warranty. I have prolems with the engine stalling while I was in freeway traffice along with my daughter in the car, I have had to have the radiator replaced, amongst other things. I have owned this car for a year and half and it's been in the shop so much that I just should have stuck with a Honda Accord.


Best Features

Sound system, turbo


Worst Features

The should improve the entire car. All models from 1999 and 2000 should be recalled and replaced with new models or they should give customers their money back.


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Great Car Until It Breaks
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By Sportscarnut
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2000 Volvo S80 Sedan T6 Turbo 4dr Sedan


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Had my S80 T6 for 18 months from 22K to 40K miles. During that time, the following failed or broke: upper strut mounts (2), oxygen sensor, mass flow sensor, motor mount, lower control arm, strut assembly, front brake rotors, ABS control unit, turbo oil return line, dashboard clock, ignition switch, turn signal switch, headlight assembly, exterior trim piece, door trim piece, etc., etc. Additionally, when I sold it, one of the turbos was blowing oil and the transmission shifts had gotten mushy (neither of which the dealership was willing to correct). Other than that, it was the best car you could ever own. It was fast, handled great, and was very comfortable. It also got about 20 mpg.


Best Features

Beautiful paint (moondust), exterior styling that grows on you, strong performance with descent gas mileage, nice ride, solid feel, THE MOST COMFORTABLE SEATS EVER if you are over 6 feet tall, some exclusivity.


Worst Features

Truly comical reliability (we started taking bets at my office on when and what would break next), horrific resale value (how many cars are you aware of that go from $48K to $12K over a period of 5 years).


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Great Car
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By Arthur
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2000 Volvo S80 Sedan T6 Turbo 4dr Sedan


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Lots of complainers on here, but so far no major problems with my purchase. One instance of fuse blowing on Driver Motorized Seat, but easily fixed. Definitely purchase extended warranty on any vehicle you plan to purchase. Excellent handling in turns, very comfortable seating. Great acceleration on freeway, especially when passing. Great sound system. True luxury feel with excellent safety features and handling.


Best Features

Console Information Display, Turbo Engine, Automatic up/down windows and sun-roof. Approach lighting. Memory seating, and seat warmers. Winter Driving package. Smooth drive. Steering wheel stereo/cd player controls.


Worst Features

Electrical system should be more stable. Fuel efficiency needs to be dramatically increased. Reverse proximity sensors.


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