(4.6) 7 reviews
MSRP: $2,324$6,308
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 22-24
Engine: 194-hp, 2.9-liter I-6 (premium)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2003 Volvo S80

Our Take on the 2003 Volvo S80

Our Take

Posted on 12/16/02 Volvo’s front-wheel-drive flagship sedan was introduced for the 1999 model year, and it carries on with only minor changes for 2003. During the 2002 model year, a 75th Anniversary Edition with a roomier rear seat, flat-screen TVs on the backs of the front-seat headrests a... Read Full Report


Our Expert Reviews

On Christmas Day 1998, I wrote about a new Volvo, the flagship S80 sedan, which I both praised (``incredibly nice'') and damned (``generic European style''). Now, almost four years later, I'm back in the S80 sedan, and not much has changed. It still has a refined driving feel and a sophisticated, if subtle, appeal. So, I keep asking myself, why don't I like this... Read full review for the 2003 Volvo S 80

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by Cub fan from Sweet home Chicago on March 13, 2009

Bought this T-6 new and enjoyed it greatly until I was T-boned in it when a guy ran a red light at about 40 MPH pushing me into another car and then head first into a light pole. Totalled the car, but... Read Full Review

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When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

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There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

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