The Volvo S80 is one of the industry's best kept secrets. While not flashy or grabbing headlines it provides dependable, comfortable transportation. Handing is accurate and secure while the ride can be a bit stiff on rough roads but by and large is very satisfactory. Best of all we have not had one problem with this car, now at 65,000 miles. I can see why owners keep them for so long. Ours is going on 10 years and feels like new!
Although this would be considered an "old car" now, it still is a marvelous value. Have owned lots of cars, including Mercedes and Acura, but there's something about the shear simplicity of Volvo that keeps their owners loyal....
My 3rd Volvo S-60x2 now S-80. I love volvos always have and will. I bought this one used from City Auto in Memphis. No complaints what so ever. Sturdy Dependable, sleek, comfortable.....Good gas mileage, Reasonable maintenance. If you need a good Volvo mechanic in Memphis TN call Swedish Solutions, he specializes in only Volvo.....Love the car wouldn't trade it for anything except another Volvo.
My 2nd Volvo (2007 S-40) and again I was impressed with the interior and exterior style and quality. Bought a demo (4k miles) and knocked off 11k bringing the total to 29k and change. The ride is outstanding, especially for long distances. The sandstone interior is airy and sumptuous. Very comfortable seating. The stereo is again outstanding, along w/ the roominess. First large car that I've owned and it has been a A+ experience w/ Volvo.
Interior quality and style, as well as comfort. Exterior quietly elegant.
I compared this Volvo to a Buick Lucerne w/a Northstar V-8 & found its mileage substantially less & ride much harsher. Trim is very stately & exterior is very stylish. Good trunk room & overall quality very good but the vehicle is a step below the Buick in ride & performance, especially the lower mileage was a surprise.