The throttle stopped working in traffic at 62,000 miles, replaced by dealership under software recall. Twice the car stalled out at traffic lights, twice the keys stopped working, had to have car towed to dealer and a new piece to the ignition put in, and the keys had to be reprogrammed, all while still under warranty. Engine and warning light problems.
The S80 is my third Volvo, I previously owned a 94 850, and then a 97 850. This car is nice looking and fun to drive when it is working. I always thought Volvo were reliable and could run until over 200,000 miles, but I'm not sure about this car. Never had any problems with my 850s which had over 200,000 miles on them.
This car has only 62,000 miles and the throttle died, engine problems, and other annoyances. I have had to bring it back to the dealership 4 times since I purchased it in June of 2007. I had my other 850s for a few years and never had to bring it to the dealer. I don't know why, but the new Volvos are not as reliable as the older ones. I think this is because Ford is involved with Volvo now, and since Ford makes crappy cars, they are now ruining Volvo's. I am not sure if I would buy another Volvo, I am already thinking about trading this one in.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 20th November, 2007