2005 Volvo S80 Consumer Review: T6 Poor Reliability, Too Many

2005 Volvo S80 - Consumer Review

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

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T6 Poor Reliability, Too Many Problems - Avoid All VOLVOS
By roversocal on


2005 Volvo S80 T6 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


In a sentence: do not buy Volvo or any model S80.
PERIOD! Poured about $3500 in repairs into the car over 2 years only to have problems with transmission shifting and random CELs. I know cars. Here's what was done: new struts, serpentine belt, fuel filter, MAF, coil packs. Then a transmission service urgent light came on at 78k miles with long upshift. Paid for software update and drain/fill..no change. Volvo Santa Ana was garbage and always overcharged/misdiagnosed. You can get an old Civic/Corolla with better reliability. The car literally sat because we thought it was unsafe and would walk instead.

Best Features

Style. Elegance. Features. Twin-turbo power in engine.

Worst Features

RELIABILITY. Too much expensive maintenance. Avoid all Volvos. They might go out of business like Saab. Don't even buy newer ones and don't give your money away to dealers. These are BAD cars and made life hell for weeks at a time
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By volvo850glt97
on 09/05/14 09:44 AM (PDT)

Why are you giving this vehicle a 4 star rating out of 5 if this vehicle is so bad? It's folks like you who make it harder for the rest of us to decide what to buy by giving the wrong information. And the sentence, do not buy any Volvo, avoid all Volvos for what? Maintenance will be expensive for you had a Volvo. You want cheap maintenance you should have bought a Chevy. I have a 97 Volvo 850 GLT Turbo 2.4 bought it with 120k miles presently at 210,500 miles and now she is giving me trouble. Expected.

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