2000 Volvo S80 Consumer Review: Reliability Nightmare

2000 Volvo S80 - Consumer Review

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T6 Sedan (2.8L 6-cyl. Twin-turbo 4-speed Automatic)

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Reliability Nightmare
By silver02m5 on


2000 Volvo S80 T6 Turbo 4dr Sedan


Pretty much everything that can break on this car did break. In a single 18 month period we replaced an oxygen sensor, a mass air flow sensor, a motor mount, both lower control arms (under recall), an ignition switch, an ABS control unit, two upper strut assemblies, a piece of door trim, the computer thumb wheel stalk, the dash display, and an oil return line. The last straw was Volvo's refusal to replace a turbo that was blowing oil through the engine. Also, the transmission was slipping at 50,000 miles. A terribly made car from a company that has no interest in keeping long-term customers.

Best Features

Awesome seats for taller drivers (the best on the market), good balance of performance/comfort/gas mileage, good climate control system (once you figure out how to use it).

Worst Features

Sell the car with an unlimited warranty, drastically improve electrical reliability. Improve mechanical reliability. Also, there is way too much plastic in the interior for a $50K car.
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