2000 Volvo S80 2.9L from North America


Beautiful JUNK


ABS module failure.

Water pump, t-stat replaced.

All belts replaced.

Front struts replaced.

Passenger side ABS wheel sensor replaced.

Front lower ball joints replaced.

Rear sway links replaced.

Passenger side wheel and bearing assembly replaced.

Reset CAN bus system several times.

Door lock system faulty (still needs repair).

Complete transmission failure (numerous attempts to properly fix).

Ongoing engine surge problem when stepping on the gas.

Front brakes, calipers and rotors replaced.

The latest is a PO 335 code (crankshaft position sensor failure).

PO 300 random multiple cylinder misfire detected.

General Comments:

I have owned several Volvos in the past. I always had exceptional luck and always a very positive experience. As a result I didn't investigate the kind of experience others were having with this year and model.

I later read of numerous problems and have experienced many of them myself.

After purchase, I read of endless problems in numerous blogs. One in particular stands and should be heeded: Don't purchase!! "run away"

I have to say that after owning many, many used cars over the years, this car has been the absolute worst of all. The only other that was even close was a Saab 900 (complete engine failure).


Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th April, 2015

20th Apr 2015, 13:38

Just buy a newer model S80 or other model Volvo. From 2006 they are all usually very reliable

2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8 twin turbo from North America


Love it


The only problem I have had with this car, is my links (rear and front) have to be replaced often, but at $30 apiece, I don't mind.

My seat tore last week, but that only cost $100.00 to repair.

General Comments:

I love my Volvos, because they ride really nice and are very quick.

We own three Volvos with over 300,000kms, and all work great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th November, 2012

2000 Volvo S80 2.0 turbo from Australia and New Zealand


Comfortable long distance car, that is reliable so far!!


Tail light went out (only aware of this due to warning system). Searched the problem online, and as recommended, fixed it by hitting the light housing!

General Comments:

Decided I wanted a car that had plenty of room for 4 or 5 people and good for long distance. Also wanted a car with good fuel economy. Unfortunately purchased this car before I read other horror stories.

This car is very comfortable! Seats are great as is the stereo.

Performance is adequate; it's not going to light your world on fire, but if you force it, it will get off the line fairly quickly. I was happy to trade performance for fuel economy, however I have been disappointed by how much fuel it uses (about 18L/100km), which seems very high to me! Not sure if this is maybe due to a fault, but I will ask about it at the next service.

Quality wise it seems pretty good; some interior materials seem slightly flimsy, but overall very good.

I haven't owned it long enough to comment on reliability.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th September, 2010

2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8 turbo from North America


Great car, very comfortable, expensive to repair


My head gasket blew at 200,000 Km, Volvo dealer wanted $3000 to fix plus parts. I fixed it at a standard garage for $1500 with parts.

Links changed at 220,000.

Engine light always on, I ignored it after a while.

Drivers and passenger side window gets stuck or slow to go up.

The gas fill door broke off.

General Comments:

I loved this car, it's got the most comfortable seats ever.

It's a little expensive to repair when things go wrong.

The handling is okay.

I love the power, lots of nice toys, the stereo system is amazing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th March, 2010

2000 Volvo S80 T6 from North America


The car is a lemon


Power locks failed.

Moon roof was stuck (open of course).

Transmission failed.

Signal switch inside steering column failed.

General Comments:

I've owned this car for 2 years and it's a financial disaster. Never ever ever buy this model and make. Besides having just about every problem under the sun go wrong, Volvo dealerships are absolutely no help in fixing the problems.

I paid $1000 bucks to get a switch fixed so my blinkers would work. They wanted another $700 to fix the power locks. I told them I would use my keys.

They want upwards of $4000 to fix the transmission, which I won't give them.

The moon roof got stuck open, so I wound up ripping apart the ceiling panel and tearing the motor out. Once unplugged, it worked again. (They quoted me another $1000 to fix it.)

Every electrical problem you can imagine keeps going wrong. It's an absolute lemon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd November, 2009

7th Dec 2009, 10:55

I've had the same problems. Moonroof stuck open. Power locks don't work anymore. Both front windows do not work and have been fixed twice each (at $500 a pop).

The car drives great, but the electrical system is a NIGHTMARE.