Do not buy a Volvo S80 T6 -- Repairs are Expensive
The struts on the right front bent from normal wear and tear and needed replacing. Even though the car was under certified warranty program, the warranty conveniently did not include this defect (even though other aspects of the strut were included under the warranty). Cost was over $800.00 for the work.
The tail brake lights fail every 3 months and need replacing. Although a minor issue, I'm not sure that a more problematic short in the electronic system is causing the problem.
The air conditioner coolant valve leaked. After 4 trips to the dealer and after spending $800.00, the unit needed to be replaced for another $1200.00.
The electronic accelerator module went bad shortly after the certified warranty expired. Cost, $1200.00 to replace. Again, not sure that a short in the electronic system is the culprit.
The Volvo S80 T-6 appears to be a nice car. However, every time I go to the dealer even for a routine maintenance check, I drop between $800-$1000. I seriously question the worth of the car because of its reliability.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 1st September, 2004