1999 Volvo S80 T6 turbo from North America
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
28th Mar 2005, 14:28
I own an 2000 S80 T6 and I have the same issues. my heater core now leaks after a faulty cooling fan caused my car to overheat.
I have had nothing, but issues with this car.
I now understand why they say Volvo for life; you can't get it out of the drive.
15th Sep 2005, 00:46
I own a 2000 Volvo S80 2.9 Your comments regarding the costs of repairs are accurate. I am now replacing the throttle assembly at a cost of $1000. Every time I go to the Volvo dealer the bill is $1000 or more.
I made a big mistake by not trading the car in BEFORE the warranty expired. I will trade the car in by Jan 2006.
Consumer Reports warned me that the car's reliability is poor, but I bought it anyway.
My next car is a Honda Pilot. Consumer Reports first pick of all SUV's.
22nd Jun 2009, 15:18
Quit going to the dealer. you are dumb. I have this car and its great. you must keep terrible care of your car. quit getting ripped off.