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In one word: "Unreliable "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By michaeloo
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2001 Volvo S80 T6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


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Unreliable and poor build quality describe this car. Always something going wrong on it. Consumes too much oil. Enough to catch you by surprise. 7500 miles intervals is not enough for a bi-turbo car. How could Volvo suggest such long intervals?? Torque steer in this class is simply unheard of. But the S80 has it by the loads. Don't buy this car. Stereo is poor. Cup holders are a joke.


Best Features

Leather seats are ultra comfy. Nice driving position. Window controls are nice.


Worst Features

Not worth it. Too many things to fix. Simply a lousily designed car.


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Too many expensive repairs
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Dil
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2001 Volvo S80 T6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


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I've owned this volvo since Oct. 06 and it's been trouble since then. Sway bar links, turbocharger drain o-ring, breaks/rotors, 60K maintenance, and all the recalls on it. I'm still waiting from the dealership about changing the Catalytic Converter, which is thankfully covered by under 80k warranty, otherwise it would've been $1,500 to replace it. It's a very nice car, and I've read some positive reviews on it, but I'd never expected to encounter these many problems from it. I hope there's no more trouble to see on this car because I've already spent $3,100 on it fixing the above plus problems. This volvo didn't meet my expectation of a volvo vehicle that i've heard about in the past.


Best Features

comfortable heated seats, 4-CD in-dash CD changer, smooth elegant ride.


Worst Features

too late for physical improvements since there's later models of the vehicle, however, an extended warranty on some of the most frequent malfunctioning parts of the vehicle is appreciated since it's costly to fix such things as Transmission, Turbocharger, Struts, Catalytic Converter, and few more.


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Did great in a crash
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By ed
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2001 Volvo S80 2.9 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought this car for my 17 year old. It worked great, looked great and ran great until he was smashed hard from behind. The car absorbed the force incredibly. You can see from the damage how the design was made to absorb the forces and the head rests worked great in protecting the neck. he and his brother who was also in the car were not hurt, no whiplash or anything. The driver of the car that hit them was hurt the wreck was so bad.


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serious transmission and electrical prob
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By ron
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2001 Volvo S80 T6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


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I would love this car if not for the steady stream of problems and very expensive repairs. I have bought 2 transmissions and had it in the shop for numerous electrical problems that they just can't fix. My dealer says they will no longer resell the s80 because they lose money on the warranty. I have owned volvos for almost 34 years and will never own one again. Volvo should do the right thing and warranty the transmission for 200,000 miles or more. Longevity, that was the volvo way. I expect to have to put a new transmission in it every year. Do yourself a favor. Don't take this vehicle, even if it is free. Much too unreliable. Two others I know that own one agree. A worthless dog of a car.


Best Features

heated seats, comfortable seats, sporty design


Worst Features

change the transmission and take care of your loyal customers or you will loose them for good. Tell the truth about problems and make good on repairs. The volvos I use to own were reliable and ran forever. this one is in the shop more than I have it on the road. Shameful.


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Fast with restricted visibility
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By Jim
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2001 Volvo S80 T6 Executive 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


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This car is a very well built veicle and is very comfortable on long trips. The ride is very smooth and with twin turbos, the accelerator can quickly and smoothly bring you to the attention of the traffic police without the driver realizing it. Tire noise is noticeable with the high performance radial tires. Standard sound system is very good with great sound quality.


Best Features

This car is a good choice for a full load of passengers as it has the power and comfort level for all passenges in front or back seats.


Worst Features

The only drawback of this vehicle is the visibility. The rear view mirrors are tear-drop shaped a rather small in a manner which substantially reduces the visibility in side view mirrors. The rear of the vehicle is curved such that determining distance when backing is challenging.


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