2004 Volvo S80 Consumer Review: The first 7500 miles

2004 Volvo S80 Sedan - Consumer Review

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The first 7500 miles
By J Williams on


2004 Volvo S80 T6 Premier Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


I choose the S80 because my previous
cars have been standard V6 sedans. The
S80 is by far the best sedan I have own
or driven. Leaving Denver in April,
there were 12 inches of snow on the
ground but with my DSTC on and working
I had no problem with driving or
staying on the road (other cars and
trucks, even 4x4's slid off the road)
and holding a steady speed for road
conditions. I made it though the snow
storm until the DOT closed I-40 at 7200
feet elevation. The moto "For Life" had
nothing to do with my decision to buy
but I'm glad I did. The only thing
better than owning a Volvo, is having 2
Volvo's. I have the XC90 also.

Best Features

The DSTC, the day running lights, the comfort on long trips (which I take ofter)the fuel mileage in the S80 (29.5) is great and comparable. To me, the "whole car" is my favorite feature!

Worst Features

After driving my S80/T6 for 7500 miles, I can't think of a thing that could possibly improve this vehicle for performance and style. However,on my return trip home in a small town in N.M. the message read. Stop engine. I had a coolant problem.Which turn out to be a low level because of
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