Volvo S80 Review from Italy

1999 Volvo S80 Optima 2.5 diesel

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.5 diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired9000 kilometres
Most recent distance84000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Panda




Nothing, absolutely nothing!

The only thing I could say is that sometimes the cockpit vibrates a little, but it's a vibration that none of the passengers has never heard, and it really is very little.

The driver's door has sometimes problems in opening with the remote controller in winter, but one just has to open it with the key and the problem is solved.

General Comments:

The car has a great comfort, plus very low gas- diesel - consumption. I sometimes run 20 km with a litre at 120 km/h.

It is more spacious than Mercedes E Class and even the S Class and BMW 5 Series.

It's really silent and pleasant to drive. I drove 2200 km without switching off the engine with an external temperature of 30-32 degrees, and she was never tired! Great travel companion!

Maybe only the trunk is a bit small.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th November, 2002

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review