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2001 Volvo S80

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Lovee it
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By Kayla
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2001 Volvo S80 2.9 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl 4A)


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So far I haven't had any problems with this car. The timing belt was replaced at 115,000 miles, but that's just typical maintenance. I'd heard that the maintenance was going to be extremely expensive. It is slightly more expensive but not that bad at all. It only gets about 18mpg though. Even when I'm at a long light or sitting in park with the car on for a long time, the engine runs very smoothly and extremely quietly. I expected the engine to be noisy because of the age of the car but it's one of the quietest engines I've ever heard. There is also very little road noise. Oh and a warning light is flashing warning me about a bulb failure, and from what I've read this happens pretty often.


Best Features

leather seats, the engine is very quiet, large back seat, wood accents on the interior, sound system, exterior design, confidence in safety, powerful engine :]


Worst Features

I'd really like to get better mpg, but I know that it's a heavier car so that's not exactly possible. 18-20 really isn't that bad. the front of the car is rather long and wide so i worry when parking. not the tightest turning radius either. All of these are minor though, overall i love the car.


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Nightmare
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By Nightmare
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2001 Volvo S80 T6 Executive 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


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I bought it used in '04 and have regretted it ever since. I'm looking at Japanese cars to finally replace this clunker. I got it with 41K miles and 10K miles later I had to replace a number of things. The biggie was rebuilt transmission at 73K miles; since then it drives like a truck with it's 13 mpg. The night mirror chemical dissipated soon thereafter, and now the car lurches to the left whenever I brake. Volvo mechanics have been unable to solve this one.


Best Features

Use to be quiet with comfortable ride.


Worst Features

Too numerous to mention.


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Great Drive, Bad Car
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By KJHOG92
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2001 Volvo S80 2.9 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl 4A)


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I've had this car right after a transport company owned it for less than a year. Its great to drive, it's slow, but steering feels great, control is unbelievable. I've had this car up to 140 on the highway, was straight as an arrow, not even a vibration. I've taken this car on exit ramps at 80 mph. The car just grips the road. And it is so comfortable. I just love that aspect of the car. But the problem is the car isn't built right. The Sunroof has been replaced twice and doesn't work anymore, my front window barely work, everything is plastic and is just falling apart. New Tranny at 99,000 and the engine has an oil problem. And it sucks the fuel. If you have deep pockets than its good.


Best Features

The drive and comfort is great.


Worst Features

No more plastic Parts. Make it work all the time, I love driving it.


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Need to Build Them Like They Used To!
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By lisag
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2001 Volvo S80 T6 Executive 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


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Gone are the days when a Volvo lasted for 200,000 miles. I am on my third Volvo and can't say I would buy another one. The last one was a 1995 850 that I drove for 60,000 miles before the transmission went on it. I traded it for a 2001 S80, which I have loved, but now the transmission needs to replaced at 72,000 miles. $5,500 is a bit much to sink into a car with a blue book value slightly higher than that. These cars are great if you can afford to keep sinking money into them.


Best Features

Great looks, comfortable drive.


Worst Features

Steering radius could be improved, longer warranties are needed to cover faulty transmissions.


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Best value & fun to drive
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By Mhamm334
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2001 Volvo S80 T6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


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I must say this has been the best car I have ever owned. It has been well taken care of, when I purchased it had 57k miles, all service records are up to date. I am very impressed thus far. I would have to agree that visibility is lacking, but performance is great, and interior is greatly designed, there is lots of leg room in the back. Great for long trips to the beach.


Best Features

Performance, T6, interior, stereo system. Heated seats!


Worst Features

Gas mileage is not great, but it isn't terrible.


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