Great safety, liability and insurance protection, But....
written on 09-12-2012
I got this car for the technology package, since my father is getting old.
And already been in more than one major accident.
The car works great.
This car is at the pinnacle of safety features.
Like the pedestrian sensing camera.
The auto brakes.
The cruise control that distances itself from the car ahead.
But Volvo forgot that most of their customers are elderly.
I just got a call from my father that he doesn't know how to turn off the defroster.
The window has been fogging his windows.
And he still can't control the AC.
He has had this car for months and can't remember the complicated and unintuitive controls.
Volvo if you are reading this, make the controls simpl
This is my fifth Volvo and third S80. Over the years the quality of the materials has deteriorated. In my opinion the best of the S80 cars was the 2004 2.5t AWD. After a few years the SIMULATED metal and wood on the shifting console has started to come off and bubble. On uneven surfaces the car is difficult to maintain a straight line. The steering also pulses when making turns. Overall I like the ride an comfort but if this is what the future holds for Volvo it will be my last one.