2000 Volvo S80 from North America


The car really is a lemon!


Transmission failure, engine sputtering, alternator, battery 2 times in 2 years, brake rotors.

Ford has really screwed up what was a great automobile prior to the merger.

General Comments:

From Houston Texas.

Quite frankly all of the negative comments I have heard about Volvo quality and service are true. This Volvo S80 is a sorry vehicle. I will never buy; another they suck. That is why they are sold for so cheap after some unaware sucker pays 40,000 plus for them new!

Stay away from them; the transmission will not last, and all of the bad things you hear are absolutely true.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st March, 2008

2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8 from Australia and New Zealand


Reliable Executive European Car with Comfort and Power


This car has numerous light bulbs. Each year I have to replace at least one of them. However, it is not very expensive to replace one as it cost me around $6.00 to $50.00 (at most).

Engine Emission and Turbo charger need to be replace within my first 2 years (at 90,000 Km). However, the car is entitle for extended warranties, which I did not have to pay even a cent for the replacement (as Volvo warranties is responsible for that).

General Comments:

One of the most reliable European Cars in the market.

This is very luxury car with exceptional leather seats, heated seats, personal air conditioning, and considerably wide legroom for the rear passengers.

Volvo has the best service department with friendly and helpful attitudes. They are willing to check and fix some minor problems for a free of charge).

People might have an image that European Cars are expensive to maintain. The reality is differences, if you service your vehicle with dealers the fees would be very similar. The replacement items such as front passenger tray cost only $40.00 (include the labour work), light bulbs around $6.00 to $50.00, which are even cheaper than some Japanese cars.

The car is very quick, the T6 Turbo engines give out 200Kw.

The car is much more durable than some Japanese cars. Cambelt replace at 110,000 Km (My other two Japanese cars- Lexus at 85,000 Km, Accord at 95,000).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st August, 2007

2000 Volvo S80 2.9 from North America


Satisfactory Ride, mediocre reliability


66K is a cursed mark I swear. All the problems on this car occured after this mark.

First problem was the CD changer. It ate up a CD and shards of it were lodged in the player. Dealer told me they would replace the whole system at a reduced price which was a nice gesture and said the CD changer was a problem with the S80s in that model year.

70K: Alternator replaced.

72K: Battery replaced.

75K: Front right tire replaced at $200!!!

80K: Front right headlight bulbs all replaced.

88K: Power window motor replaced on passenger side door.

90K: Cruise control went. Problem fixed by dealer and seems to work even though warned by family/friends that it might be a problem.

93K: Cup-holder shattered. Dealer said could not be replaced. Tacky.

General Comments:

The car is excellent, but these minor problems are annoying. General design problems also annoyed me, such as rear head rests obstructing view out of the back window, sloping hood which makes it difficult to park (at first).

Remote control entry requires you to be at least 15 feet from the car. I don't understand why there is a panic button then. Compared with my fiance's Buick LeSabre which she can open from 150 feet away.

Lucked out with an extremely cooperative dealership who doesn't treat me like an idiot.

There are good points to note about this car:

-Seats are excellent, heated seats are nice

-Nice sound system

-Good power and handling

-Good A/C

-I like the computer messages and actually have not had problems with it giving me faulty messages.

-Decent mileage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th January, 2006