19th Dec 2007, 16:35

I am actually having that same knocking sound, as I go around turns. I through it was the shocks or struts, so I had them replaced and $500 later I am still driving around with a loud knocking sound coming from the driver side engine area.

To add to that worry, I have 3 different lights that have came on, and will NOT go off on my dashboard. There is one that says "Check Engine," so I took it to a mechanic, and he did the diagnostic and fix what he said the problem was (Some switch on the transmission) but still after that, the Check Engine light is still on.. I hate this car.

14th Jun 2008, 03:12

My 1999 Volvo S80 T6 still runs like a dream. It's just a matter of maintaining and how you drive you luxury car everyday. Your car's performance will depend on how good your mechanic can fix the problem (if you think your car has). It's the fastest Volvo car ever down the San Diego freeway everyday. Twin turbo kicks-in when you need it. I enjoyed mine everyday from home to work. This car has more equity or value than other luxury car out there. I just love it. Go Volvo.

3rd Sep 2009, 21:19

I enjoyed the above gentleman's word on the matter, thank you good sir!!

25th Jan 2011, 20:04

The 1999 Volvo S80 is a nightmare of a car. This car has been serviced at regular intervals, and still this thing is an electrical nightmare. The knocking sounds someone mentioned above is the strut bearing that needs to be replaced... did that. I have replaced just about everything electrically on this car, and now I have a new check engine light/trans service/ABS service light blinking at me.

This will be our LAST Volvo, period. One of the worst cars I have ever owned other than a Ford Escort many years ago... but then this was built by the same manufacturer... Hmm. Never again.