Our Take on the 2003 Volvo S80
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 car as much as I used to?
Perhaps I’ve changed, having gotten pickier and more crotchety with age.
My wife and kids might concur with that opinion, but I think the competitive landscape has made the S80 less enticing.
Certainly, buyers — or, more precisely, non-buyers, agree. S80 sales are... Read More