1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L twin turbo from North America
It is what you watch out for and don't step in, when in a pasture!!
Sunroof deflector flopping when roof open, took to dealer. DID NOT fix the problem, but DID break the glass sunroof, and wanted ME to pay for it.
At around 86000, the steering rack went out. Dealer "fixed" it, and my wife drove it 10 miles. Got out to do some shopping, and saw power steering fluid all over the parking lot. The steering rack has leaked ever since, but in order to fix this, the whole rack has to be dropped. So I just let it leak, and go out every night and fill it up.
Had timing belt replaced as scheduled. 15000 miles later, the belt broke and bent a bunch of valves.
I can't remember all the little pieces of trim that have broken and fallen off.
My son has a 1998 S70 with 298000 on it, and this 1999 S80 will never make 200k. It's a shame that Volvo let junk like this onto the showroom floor. I've heard that Ford told them to put the S80 T6 out before Volvo thought it was ready. If true, then Ford is to blame for this abomination!
The previous car was a Nissan Maxima, that I got when we got the Volvo for the wife. The Max needs tires and brakes, but that is all, and is to be expected since it has 268K on the odometer. It is comforting to have the 1989 Max to drive when the mighty Volvo goes in the shop.
FOOL ME ONCE, SHAME ON YOU. FOOL ME TWICE, SHAME ON ME!!! NEVER AGAIN. Not as long as Nissan, Toyota and Honda are in business!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 30th May, 2012