2000 S80 2.9,155,800 miles,recent purchase based on styling and condition of car. My experience so far has been good,friends like it, runs and drives great. It seems these cars are bashed regularly here and I would like to speculate why this happens. Every car company,Honda and Toyota included,has good and bad examples. Your car can not treat you any better than you treat it. Also,not all dealership technicians are equally talented. If your local Volvo dealer can not fix your car to your satisfaction,find a good independent shop. If you drive your car very aggressively,ie hard braking and jack rabbit starts, expect extra repairs. Don't always blame the car for owner/driver shortcomings.
Safety, styling, comfort, stereo, control layout.
Find a way to keep dealer network honest and informed. My local Volvo dealer has always been good to me. It appears some owners are not happy with their dealer experience. An honest mechanic is priceless.
Bought this car in 5/05. So far: - Sunroof broke - SRS system broke (three different sensors needed replacement) - AC System broke - Oil Leak (Trap/Seals/Pan) - Engine Light constantly So far, about 5K in repairs for this car. Edmunds just told me that the car is worth between 6K and 8K depending on who I sell it to. These cars are pieces of junk, don't retain value, and is worth more to me if I drive it off a cliff.
Got to be the worst car ever made take heed of all these poor reviews they're not making this stuff up, Suspension, electrical, AC the list goes on. Seat leather worn through, constant software problems or so the dealer says. The user who said 187/mo maintenance isn't exaggerating. We've got extended warranty and still shell out a thousand a year. One positive note, I've decided to buy a jaguar knowing it couldn't be any worse and I won't mind putting money into a car that has a bit of class. If you need a reliable car get a Camry.
Being able to sell it to some stupid yuppie who thinks they're getting a reliable car like volvo used to be.
Make it able to run for more than 2 months without needing repair. Do not buy volvo worst car ever
I love everything about this car except it is as reliable as a newspaper in a hailstorm. It only has 50k and the following already has had to be repaired: front struts, bearings and plates, ABS module, oxygen sensor, front bushings, motor mount,has oil leak that mechanic said to wait until I see oil on ground, engine light currently on?, just recommended tie rods to be replaced by mechanic-can wait on that.
Looks, comfort, handling, power
Build the car right or file 13 the whole model. AM looking at other cars to buy at the moment and unload this gigantic good looking borderline lemon.
I have been rear ended twice now in this car, once with 400 miles and just recently. Both times the other driver's airbags went off and I was fine. The car absorbed all of the impact. In fact, this second time, my purse didn't even come off the front seat. The officers said that it would have been any other car, the trunk would have been in my rear seat. I'll buy another just for the saftey factor.