2001 Volvo S 80

2001 Volvo S80

3.6
14 reviews Change Vehicle

2001 Volvo S80

3.6
14 reviews Change Vehicle
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high pros, low cons

by from Chicago, IL on June 4, 2012

we also own a 2001 Volvo S80 T6 and it has served us well. my favorite feature is the 270 hp twin turbo inline 6. what a great power plant that car has. very torque-y (280 foot pounds) very nice on th...
we also own a 2001 Volvo S80 T6 and it has served us well. my favorite feature is the 270 hp twin turbo inline 6. what a great power plant that car has. very torque-y (280 foot pounds) very nice on the outside but the inside lacks a premium feel as far as the dash board goes. the seats are some of the best in the business. they are comfortable as can be, really. but the plastics on the dash are somewhat un-premium. none the less, I'd recommend this to a friend if they were considering. however, it is in the shop a decent amount of time. although that could be because of the mileage (95,000) great car! GET THE T6!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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MY MECHANIC SEES ME EVERY MONTH!!

by from Norfolk VA on August 30, 2008

This car has been my worst nightmare. I feel like I’m dating the repair guy, that’s how often I see him. Every month it’s something else. There is always a message. Needs bulbs more often than my home...
This car has been my worst nightmare. I feel like I’m dating the repair guy, that’s how often I see him. Every month it’s something else. There is always a message. Needs bulbs more often than my home does. The electric system fails. Sometimes I’m driving and the sun roof just opens, even in winter. I have had the transmission rebuilt The engine runs loud when air and heat is used. Leg room is at a minimum in back I own a 2001 Ford Windstar mini van I bought it used in 2003. Use it to lug kids , church stuff, and drive it more than the Volvo. I have only had to do routine maintenance and replace a battery. Not as pretty but more reliablility , better on gas no headaches. I would love to sell but nobody wants to buy.
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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More sporty and powerful than previous Volvos

by from Florida on January 9, 2009

I bought mine used in 2005, and it has been very reliable. Lately, a light bulb goes out here and there, and it's similar to solving a mystery to locate which bulb is out. I've punched it up to 96 mph...
I bought mine used in 2005, and it has been very reliable. Lately, a light bulb goes out here and there, and it's similar to solving a mystery to locate which bulb is out. I've punched it up to 96 mph on country roads, among other things, and it can move. This is the most luxurious car I've owned, and I've had quite a few. I'll be sad to give this one up.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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The car that gave me the most headaches

by from Philippines on November 17, 2007

My 2001 ,s80 is only 30,000 miles young but is giving me a lot of problems already. Problems like radiator oil cooler leaking into the transmission, jerky shifting, power steering hose bust, transmiss...
My 2001 ,s80 is only 30,000 miles young but is giving me a lot of problems already. Problems like radiator oil cooler leaking into the transmission, jerky shifting, power steering hose bust, transmission support, rock and pinion replacement,all under chassis replacement, brake hydroback replacement, and a few more major repairs aside from constant visit to the shop due to a lot of message showing up on the message board, This car is a night mare to own. Im selling it but it seems nobody is interested. I wish you wont make the same mistake of buying volvo.
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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piece of garbage

by from RI on December 3, 2007

say any trouble and i've had it. lights, brake lights, abs system, throttle, brakes,e tc etc u name it ive fixed it on this car
say any trouble and i've had it. lights, brake lights, abs system, throttle, brakes,e tc etc u name it ive fixed it on this car
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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used 01Volvo S-80

by from Boston, Ma on September 18, 2009

I bought my used 01 S-80 from a dealer in 04. The car and dealer is exactly what I expected. It lives up to its reliability and performance. Since I had one brake job and many oil changes. (Normal) Th...
I bought my used 01 S-80 from a dealer in 04. The car and dealer is exactly what I expected. It lives up to its reliability and performance. Since I had one brake job and many oil changes. (Normal) This is my second Volvo. First one was a used 4yr old 740-GLE that I had for 14yrs. Thats what made me stay with Volvo. The only work I have done on both cars were just routine. I do definitely recommend the S-80. and the dealers.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Best Car ever made

by from Orlando, FL on March 31, 2007

I would have no problem putting my loved ones in this vehicle it is a great car. Made from pure enginiering quality. I will never leave this vehicle.
I would have no problem putting my loved ones in this vehicle it is a great car. Made from pure enginiering quality. I will never leave this vehicle.
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Does recommend this car

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Least reliable car I have ever owned!

by from USA on July 26, 2007

This car is beautiful, comfortable, spacious, and has saved the life of my husband and brother-in-law when they were involved in a side-impact crash at approximately 45 mph. They walked away with just...
This car is beautiful, comfortable, spacious, and has saved the life of my husband and brother-in-law when they were involved in a side-impact crash at approximately 45 mph. They walked away with just whiplash and a headache. However, the car has been in the shop at least every other month since we purchased the car in April of 2004. Problems ranged from an oil leak to the throttle assembly, a cracked coolant hose, then 4 months later, a cracked coolant cylinder. The power door locks failed at 85,000 miles, and the car's ignition failed to recognize the car's key at 68,000 miles. At 75,000 miles, the gas gauge and gas tank float required repair/replacement. If I ever own another Volvo, I will make sure it is not my only source of transportation!
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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Safe, Zippy Car, Painfully Expensive to Maintain!

by from San Diego on February 27, 2011

I have owned this car for seven + years. Thankfully I purchased it certified used with the extended warranty. Easily $8K in warranty repairs from new transmission at 62K (what?! its a Volvo) to $13K i...
I have owned this car for seven + years. Thankfully I purchased it certified used with the extended warranty. Easily $8K in warranty repairs from new transmission at 62K (what?! its a Volvo) to $13K in non-warranty repairs. All when commuting an average of 10K per year; its not in the Baja 5000 for Pete sake. How many times do I have to replace the same parts? Engine mounts, bushings, struts, brake pads, ETM? Lovely styling, huge, quiet, comfortable interior, and smooth. Feels (but does not drive) like a tank; solid and safe. Awesome T-6 engine is extra zippy when needed. I LOVE this car, but it hemorrhages money! Better off with a Lexus or Acura for the reliability and similar luxury options.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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Buying this car was the stupidest decision!!!!

by from Seattle, WA on November 24, 2008

Does something not go wrong with the car every time its driven. The car needed a new fuel pump, engine stabilizer bracket, front end alignment, new heat/ac system, new breaks, about 25 new breaklights...
Does something not go wrong with the car every time its driven. The car needed a new fuel pump, engine stabilizer bracket, front end alignment, new heat/ac system, new breaks, about 25 new breaklights and taillights, and a new oil pan, and we had car alarm trouble, and we've only had the car for about two and a half years!!!!!!!! I think It's a smooth good looking ride, but a horrible car. It's scary to drive because you always have to worry about what mght break next! Do bot buy this car, I'm telling you right now!!!! it sucks every penny out of you. WAY TOO MANY HEADACHES OVER THIS CAR!!! I don't know whay I bought it. Not a smart decision!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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