2001 Volvo S80 from North America





General Comments:

Everything about this car is just so perfect! The S80 is smooth, quiet, safe, comfortable and responsive. I have driven this car in the worst of worst conditions, and the way the vehicle handles and responds to those conditions astounds me. It has prevented situations that normally would have otherwise occurred if I was driving my other vehicle.

The reliability and running costs of this S80 is excellent. I have had no issues at all with this vehicle. Its unfortunate that I cannot say all of this about my Town Car.

Keep up the great work Volvo! 74,564 miles and still working like its new. Its easy to say that this is the best car that I have ever owned!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th January, 2007

2001 Volvo S80 T6 from North America




The only issues that I have had with my S80 was at 14,884 Kilometers the motor for the antenna needed to be serviced because it was not extending the antenna correctly. Other than that its at 360,266 Kilometers and still going strong.

General Comments:

Because I travel allot I drive this car on a consistent basis whether its for business or just taking the family with me for a vacation down south, I needed a car that was not only comfortable, dependable, but safe. This car has far exceeded my expectations.

Everything inside of this vehicle is in absolute perfect harmony. The smooth colors, the superior quality of materials and the awe-inspiring spaciousness establishes an ambiance that no other could even imagine. The elegance and functionality combined with its lavish interior style and comfort without doubt leaves a lasting impression.

The S80’s chassis, being the most advanced in the automotive world, demonstrates immaculate agility, comfort and handling. This combined with the exceptionally smooth, powerful turbo charged T6 engine and the responsive transmission thrills from the start. The unmistakable distinctiveness of this vehicles dynamic and powerful design makes its mark where ever you go.

Volvo has created an automobile that clearly represents unmistakable design, quality, and superior craftsmanship.

I will not hesitate to purchase another product from Volvo and I am already in the process of replacing my wife's Lexus LS430 with an S80. The transmission in the LS430 had to be replaced at 8,484 kilometers and at 16,384 kilometers the direct import injector rattles, and the computer failed at 10,788 kilometers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th December, 2006

30th Dec 2006, 06:18

Well done on a great review! I feel the same with my s70!

3rd Jan 2007, 21:45

I agree with the poster above! Excellent review! I too own a Volvo S80, this actually being my second one, because the first one saved my life! A fully loaded transport truck traveling at 84 mph (135 km/h) hit a patch of black ice and crossed over into my lane and hit me head on. Emergency services, police officers, and firefighters all said that if I were not in that Volvo, I would have been dead.

I am proud to drive this car not only because of its prestige, but because I have the peace of mind knowing that my son, whom I will pass this car down to, will be safe and sound wherever he goes. And that to me is more important then the price of this car because there some things in life that are priceless.

13th Feb 2007, 20:47

My apologizes for the error in my review. Yes I am aware that the S80 uses a glass antenna. The antenna mentioned in my review was an after-market installation which is used strictly for communication purposes. I should not have included that bit of information due to the fact it is not a factory installation. Once again I would like to apologize for my error. The rest of the information with regards to the millage has been verified and is correct.

13th Jan 2008, 21:47

Yes I agree that some things are more important than just luxury, or economy let's say.. to note Volvo's iconic safety. However, what's the point of hoping a safe protection from disastrous crash, when we could get accident also from such things as ABS failure, engine failure amidst our..let's say again.. trying to pass a truck in a highway?? That too... can lead to "disaster", right? Structural strength? SIPS, airbags? Okay, Volvo got it best.. But now, how about reliability of the other components?