2003 Volvo S80 Consumer Review: Acceleration Hesitation

2003 Volvo S80 - Consumer Review

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T6 Sedan (2.9L 6-cyl. Twin-turbo 4-speed Automatic)

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Acceleration Hesitation
By Harder99 on


2003 Volvo S80 T6 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


We purchased the car for its safety
performance and chose the T6 model for
the performance and added features.
The car is fantastic except for one
problem: hesitation during
acceleration. The car hesitiates
between 1st and 2nd gear under
moderate to heavy acceleration. After
four trips to the dealer I discovered
the hesitation problem is designed
into the car to save the tranmission.
Volvo is working on a software patch,
however, I was told the acceleration
hesitation will always be noticed.
Why make twin turbo model if the
throttle is cut during acceleration?

Best Features

Safety, comfort, rain-sensing wipers are awesome!

Worst Features

Fix the hesitation problem.
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