2000 Volvo S80 2.9 from North America
This car is quite mediocre for a sedan of its class
Bought car at 50K miles. Rampant issues with electronics. Indicator lights on dashboard appear/disappear randomly. Very annoying when message such as check engine or check airbag come on because it might not be an actual problem.
Power locks on car are redundant (instead of simple lock/unlock, there is one button for the power lock and I am still confused how to operate them after 2 years).
Radio controls too elaborate. Steering wheel buttons for radio only marginal. Takes driver's eyes off road if need to be operated on the radio panel.
Remote control lock very poor. Distance that it can be operated has to be close, cannot work from beyond 20-30 feet.
Tires very poor. I was on the highway probably 6 months after I had gotten everything checked out correctly and the front right tire blew out. Frightening ordeal. Took car back to dealer, they fixed it and reduced labor charges, apologized profusely. Since then, tire has developed a "spinning" problem. I have gotten it replaced twice (at a whooping $125 a wheel).
General problems such as limited rear window view is a big problem for blind spots. Right hand blind spot is absurdly large. Headrests obstruct necesary vision for driver to make a quick shift into another lane. Sloping of car hood makes parking an issue (it needs time to get used to).
This car is fine, but maintenance is astronomical.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 3rd January, 2006