2006 Volvo S80 Review from North America

2006 Volvo S80 AWD T5

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission T5 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.7 / 10
Distance when acquired42000 miles
Most recent distance54000 miles
Previous carCadillac Seville

Summary:

Well made and handles well, but constant disappoint to use

Faults:

Now at 54K miles the gas gauge has stopped working.

General Comments:

This car has very good **usable** power. It is quite solid at 75++MPH. Just came back from 1000 mile trip with most driving at 75+ with moderate load and got 25+MPG on medium grade fuel.

Car is very well made and has more comfortable seats than my Seville had. BUT - While the option list is the same as the Seville, none of them seem to be nearly as well implemented as on the Seville. The radio and HVAC controls are much more difficult to use and understand. The back-up warning system is next to useless. What is the point of memory seats that you have to stand there in the rain, press and hold the button on the seat before you can get in? Door locks that don't make a noise or light when activated (GM lets the owner reprogram this, Volvo requires a dealer visit). Night lighting you have to activate *everytime* you want it and who's duration you can't change??? They may last longer but it's a frustrating time.

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

Review Date: 31st October, 2009

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 1 review