2004 Volvo S80 2.9L naturally aspirated from North America
Great car if you take care of it
Some wear on the seats.
Bushings went bad at 93000 miles.
Trunk latch and HID headlamp ballast went bad at 90000 miles.
Generally, if you take care of a car, it will last. This is especially true with Volvos. They make great cars and will last forever if you take care of them and do the recommended maintenance. I change my oil every 4000 miles, as opposed to 7500, which is what Volvo recommends. Mine is not a turbo, but I would only use full synthetic in the turbos, as oil sludging with conventional is a common problem.
The cabin and seats are excellent, perfect for a long trip. You cannot imagine how comfortable the seats are; they are amazing! This car is very heavy (~3700lbs empty), so don't expect the best acceleration with the 2.9L naturally aspired engine (193bhp). I wouldn't consider it underpowered, but keep in mind this is not a race car. That said, this car just feels solid on the road. Volvos are known for their safety, and I can see why, as the car just feels safe and solid.
Reliability is been good thus far, with only a few minor issues. Keep in mind that parts will not be cheap, like a comparable Ford or Chevrolet. As I said, if you love (and maintain) your Volvo, it will love you back.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th April, 2011