Volvo S80 Review from Israel

1998 Volvo S80 2.9

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.9 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired11000 kilometres
Most recent distance41000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 940


A great car, but I will never buy an early production car of a new model again


Four failures of the mechanism that allows the car to be taken out of PARK, turn ignition key (same problem).

Failure of left wheel bearing.

The dealer has been helpful, but the problem occurred four times before it was fixed.

General Comments:

The car has super technology. I have tried the T6, but the extra power was needed by me. The sound system is a marvel (top of the line). The seats are fabulous. The gadgets meet every requirement.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 15th April, 2000

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review