Today was a sad day for me, as I had to part with my trusty S80.
It had served us excellent during 3 years of our leasing contract, and although I was eager to buy it at the end of this period, my wife insisted we must have an SUV!
So we finally did it, and the good point is we picked a brand new XC60 from the same dealer today.
Long live Volvo, and long live our new car :)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st July, 2010
2007 Volvo S80 3.2 3.2 Liter from North America
My S80 has 1300 miles and won't start!
The car refused to start at 1300 miles and after two weeks and countless phone calls, the dealership simply said: "It's too new. We don't know why it won't start and hope that Volvo engineers can tell us." Nice to know that Volvo trains it's service technicians... Although a great-riding car, I would NEVER purchase another. The sticker was more than $40,000 and the car is not reliable.
However... the 2006 Toyota Camry rental that I'm driving seems to work just fine.
Good gas mileage overall, nice handling, outstanding luxury without being in-your-face. Really, a nice car when it used to run.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 13th August, 2007
14th Aug 2007, 06:20
As with ANY newly released car (including Toyota), teething problems can occur, and until the fault surfaces, a definite remedy may not be there.
The good thing is that Volvo is working on it and being HONEST. I have worked in a car dealership and CARS BREAK (!). Personally, I think that you have judged this car too early, as it may be something very simple to fix and go on to give you thousands of pleasing miles. Plus, I think the S80 has the best cabin ever!!!
24th Aug 2007, 11:57
I've been driving Volvos for more than ten years. In the past, I've owned the 1995 850, a 1999 S80, a 2002 S60 and I purchased the new 2007 S80 yesterday. This car is fantastic. It is by far the greatest Volvo I've ever owned.
19th Nov 2007, 21:58
Wow, I hope they get your new S80 running again! I think the new S80s are beautiful cars and I hope they will be better than the first S80. Best of luck to you!
29th Oct 2008, 13:23
The new S80 IS far better than its predecessor was in its first year model. Sorry you're having trouble, but it's highly unusual.
9th Feb 2009, 19:51
I work in a Volvo dealer; you probably know this by now, but your key needs to be programmed. The new S80 now (2/9/08) has an excellent track record. Good luck with your vehicle.
Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews