25th Jun 2004, 17:16
I own a 99 S80 T-6 and it has also been a nightmare. I have owned 8 Volvo's before this one and they were great! This one (when running) is a true blast to drive. Lots or power and sails down the highway. However, in the last 25 days it's been drivable 6 days. A cam sensor put it out first, had to be ordered. Two days later the throttle sensor (gas pedal) went, had to be ordered. Next day the battery shorted, had in stock, Great news! 2 days later O2 sensor failed, they had it in stock also. Next day the throttle body failed, has to be ordered.
What has happened to the Volvo? Did the Ford thing kill them? It seems they don't much care about the people that have been with them for years. I am really bothered that I will have to think hard before I buy another one.
13th Dec 2004, 09:10
1999 Volvo S80, buying this car was one of the biggest mistakes I have ever made. Constant repairs that costs thousands of dollars over the past 5 years. Currently as I write this it is in the shop getting the throttle module replaced for $600. and $300. labor! At a book value of $6K it doesn't make sense, but who would take it for a trade in sputtering in with messages flashing. I have absolutely had it with Volvo. JB.
1st Jun 2005, 13:01
My husband bought a 1999 Volvo S80 a couple of years ago and has had the most ridiculous problems crop up. The moon roof shattered about a month ago, two different lights have fallen off and hang by the wiring and countless other problems that are manufacturing defects. Just recently Volvo fixed the moon roof, but the roof was rolling back and forth very slowly, probably due to glass in the track, we initially paid for a new moon roof to be installed now they want $1100 to take the roof off and do the job right. What are your thoughts?