1999 Volvo S80 Reviews - Page 15 of 15

1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8 twin turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.8 twin turbo Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.7 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 miles
Most recent distance13000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Top luxury features, reasonably priced

Faults:

Nothing, it is new (bought it used, but have had it 1 month).

General Comments:

This car has great acceleration, & tons of gadgets!

Stereo is especially nice.

Handles well & LOTS of room in the back seat/trunk, although the car looks small on the outside.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th September, 2001

10th Mar 2003, 10:37

You have only had this car one month! Wait several more months and you will see how cheaply this car was made. I agree with the rest of the comments regarding the car as being less than average.

9th Sep 2006, 20:01

I have a 1999 s80 T6 and I love it. it has 102,989 and I have had it since the day it was bought. The only work I have ever needed on it were new brakes, muffler, do to snow and road salt, and minor burnt out headlights.

Don't Believe The Hype!!!

28th Oct 2006, 21:45

I have been wanting to drive a Volvo let alone buying one for myself. Then, my husband of 7 years surprised me with a 1999 Volvo S80 T6!

I really enjoyed driving the car, the smoothness and the comfort I felt behind the wheel made it more "fun to drive".

Our kids love it and are looking forward for me to chauffeur them to school everyday.

Thanks, hubby!

1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8 inline six from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.8 inline six Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired17 miles
Most recent distance28000 miles
Previous carVolvo 760

Summary:

A real treasure to drive on a long road trip

Faults:

Transmission @ 6,000; replaced promptly.

Ball joints replaced; recall.

Intermittent emission light; still have not addressed this one.

General Comments:

Although I have had some problems with the car, overall I am enjoying it.

It is very quick and handles fairly well for something this large.

The seats are off the chart! Amazing.

All service issues were handled with extreme professionalism.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd April, 2001

1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8 turbo gas from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.8 turbo gas Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 miles
Most recent distance43000 miles
Previous carVolvo 960 Wagon

Summary:

Execution fulfills very little of the promise of its design

Faults:

Transmission failure.

Front struts replaced.

Ball joints replaced.

Suspension bushings replaced.

Engine mount replaced.

Power door lock motors failed.

Roof moldings lost finish and turned brown.

Keyless entry failed.

Radio failed three times.

Brake rotors warped.

Interior moldings falling off.

Sunroof rattles.

Power mirror failed.

Rear window replaced due to defogger failure.

Antenna amplifier replaced.

Antenna cable replaced.

Engine management computer failed.

Seat belts defective.

General Comments:

I love the design of this car, but the build quality is abysmal. This is the most unreliable car I've ever owned at any price. Of more significance is the fact that Volvo and its dealers are in denial, and clueless as to how to set it straight. Do yourself a favor and steer a wide berth around this car on your way to a reliable Japanese car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th January, 2001

1st Mar 2001, 00:02

No, not a review from a Lexus dealer but from a lifelong Volvo driver on his 20th (and last) Volvo. I'm happy to hear that your example has been largely trouble free, however every major consumer publication and auto industry quality survey clearly shows my dismal service experience to be more the rule than the exception for this vehicle. Perhaps you're in denial to admit you've squandered $40K on a service nightmare.

Average review marks: 5.8 / 10, based on 51 reviews