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).

General Comments:

This car is fine, but maintenance is astronomical.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd January, 2006

2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8 Twin turbo gas from North America


Beautiful and powerful, but expensive to maintain


Struts and bushing had to be replaced.

Oil trap leaking, replaced.

ABS module bad, had rebuilt.

Throttle control module surges, cleaned.

General Comments:

This car is a pleasure to drive, smooth, like riding on rails. Very comfortable in the cabin and quite.

The car has it's fair share of problems, but once they are all fixed, this car should be able to go another 127K miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st December, 2005

2000 Volvo S80 t6 from North America


Read all you can find about these cars, then if you buy one, it's your own fault for not listening.


Throttle body bad at 16,000 and 32,000 and it seems to be bad again. Door hinge broke at about 25,000 and dealer declared that to not be under warranty. AC routinely needs 600 dollars stuffed into it to keep it running. Must have dealer "computer codes" to have someone else work on it. What a scam!

General Comments:

We have the misfortune of owning an S70 and an S80 and I would gladly trade both of them for a 40 year old volkswagen. We have actually spent more on repairs than we have on car payments some years. We bought both cars new, which was a major mistake. Volvo knows the breaking point for service is about 800 dollars, so anything they do to the car is 800 dollars. Don't even slow down to look when you pass a Volvo dealership. You'll be sorry if you do. And the arrogance of the dealer personnel! They seem to think I am insulting them if I happen to ask what I actually got for my last 800 dollar investment.

If you enjoy flushing 100 dollar bills down the toilet then you will love owning a new volvo. I have owned Volvos all of my adult life, but I am sure done with them now.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th October, 2005

27th Oct 2005, 07:49

VWs are no better, look at all the reviews from unsatisfied owners on this site!

29th Oct 2005, 09:56

I acquired a 2000 S80 new and spend more maintaining and fixing problems with that car in one year than I spent with a 1987 Chevy in 14 years.

28th Aug 2006, 04:15

I have owned 6 Volvo's in my life, and they were all fine cars. Currently, I own V70 T5, and it's great. It feels like a new car, even though it has almost 300.000 kilometers on the clock. Only think, that went wrong is O2 sensor (at 77.000 kilometers). My only complaint about FWD Volvo's is, they eat front tyres, due to the powerful engine.

22nd Jun 2007, 17:39

HAHAHAHA I'm SORRY! I don't mean to laugh, but that was a funny review! I can sense you won't be buying a volvo anytime soon.