2004 Volvo S 80
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Best family car I've had

by from Jersey City, NJ on December 29, 2009

We bought this 2.5T used and haven't even had a single problem, the car just needs the regular service. If you are looking for trouble free, spacious and quiet ride in a safe car, this is the model to...
We bought this 2.5T used and haven't even had a single problem, the car just needs the regular service. If you are looking for trouble free, spacious and quiet ride in a safe car, this is the model to go for! We'll keep ours for a long time.
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Reliable luxury, poor suspension

by from NE on December 1, 2007

This is my second S80. It is a great car for the mnoey (especially if you buy it used) -- my on-going problem with both cars has been with the suspension. The 2.5T is also a bit sluggish for a car of ...
This is my second S80. It is a great car for the mnoey (especially if you buy it used) -- my on-going problem with both cars has been with the suspension. The 2.5T is also a bit sluggish for a car of this price (also as compared to my older 2.9L). Overall a nice, comfortable car.
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safe and dependable vehicle

by from Louisville, KY on April 24, 2011

definitely lives up to Volvo's stellar brand name. Clean, solid ride for the money. Definitely like this car.
definitely lives up to Volvo's stellar brand name. Clean, solid ride for the money. Definitely like this car.
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great drivers car

by from boise,id on February 7, 2012

i bought my 2004 s80 used in sept. 2011. it was a one owner with 65,000 miles. i have put 25,000 miles on it in a year and a half. i have not had a single problem & the car runs & handles fantastic. e...
i bought my 2004 s80 used in sept. 2011. it was a one owner with 65,000 miles. i have put 25,000 miles on it in a year and a half. i have not had a single problem & the car runs & handles fantastic. every electronic item in the car works. i can't say that for any american car i have ever owned. the only thing i don't like about the car is $65.00 oil changes. the fact that you don't see a hundred of them every time you drive is a big plus. my next car will be another volvo.
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VOLVO SPECIAL EDITION

by from CARY NC on February 15, 2013

BOUGHT A S80 T6 PREMIER EUROPEAN LIMO VERSION OF WHICH THERE ARE A LIMITED AMOUNT. TV/DVD/PHONE/EVEY SEAT IS HEATED INCLUDING REAR ONES/AUTO SHADE IN REAR WINDOW/FRIDGE IN THE BACK/MULTIPLE CD AUDIO/ ...
BOUGHT A S80 T6 PREMIER EUROPEAN LIMO VERSION OF WHICH THERE ARE A LIMITED AMOUNT. TV/DVD/PHONE/EVEY SEAT IS HEATED INCLUDING REAR ONES/AUTO SHADE IN REAR WINDOW/FRIDGE IN THE BACK/MULTIPLE CD AUDIO/ CRAZY WITH TWIN TURBO/AWESOME FOR THE PRICE FROM MADSEN MOTORS
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Swedish Tank

by from on September 22, 2016

I bought this as my first car and man is it a tank. It's a very solid, reliable vehicle. It's twelve years old and nothing has gone wrong with it, all of the electronics work(stereo is loud and very h...
I bought this as my first car and man is it a tank. It's a very solid, reliable vehicle. It's twelve years old and nothing has gone wrong with it, all of the electronics work(stereo is loud and very high quality sound) Everything on it feels like it's going to last a long time. The Vehicle feels so sturdy and solid. When you close the doors it has that satisfying thud you want to hear, the seats are so comfortable and could easily drive cross country. If this thing ever dies(probably won't), I will definitely buy another S80. It's a very handsome car, it's a car that ages very well. My dad has always bought American cars and refuses to buy anything Japanese, but he loves this Volvo. He will never buy an American car again, only Volvos. This is a very nice solid, reliable, sturdy, and safe vehicle and I feel very safe driving it. I would recommend it to anyone. I haven't driven it in the snow yet but I bet it will plow right through it. My dad and I have never had a super reliable vehicle because he has always owned Fords or GMCs. I know I'm repeating my self, but this is one heck of a nice vehicle.
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Safest car EVER!

by from Barnegat, NJ on October 10, 2007

I purchased a Volvo S80 T6 in 2004, and in 2006 I was in a horrific head-on collision with an Explorer. He fell asleep at the wheel around a corner, and hit me doing about 30 mph, whilst I was doing 3...
I purchased a Volvo S80 T6 in 2004, and in 2006 I was in a horrific head-on collision with an Explorer. He fell asleep at the wheel around a corner, and hit me doing about 30 mph, whilst I was doing 35mph. Both of our cars were totaled (obviously) and he wound up with a broken leg, as I only had a scratch from the seat-belt pretensioners and a bruised nose. Needless to say, if I was in any different car, I would have come out a lot worse. I got a new S80 (2008), but from what I remember my 2004 was very beautiful, reliable, comfortable, luxurious, easy to maintain, and most of all, safe. Thank you Volvo.
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WOW!

by from Boston on February 22, 2009

I was so surprised by this car. I thought it would be a boring boring old man's sedan. But it is a very nice car. It rides liked a luxury car and it has great pick up. If you can get a low mileage use...
I was so surprised by this car. I thought it would be a boring boring old man's sedan. But it is a very nice car. It rides liked a luxury car and it has great pick up. If you can get a low mileage used Volvo you will definitely get your money worth. We have had our Volvo for almost a year and other than regular maintenance, there have not been any mechanical issues. The gas mileage is very impressive for a larger car with such great pickup. We average ~ 24-25 mpg's highway and city combined. I am very impressed with the Volvo product and I would definitely buy another Volvo. I would definitely recommend the 2004 Volvo S80. It has been a great car.
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Average at best

by from Macon, GA on September 10, 2017

The 2004 Volvo S80 is a very average car at best due to the interior being very boring. Nothing very intriguing about the car at all besides maybe the comfort of the seats and the spacious interior. I...
The 2004 Volvo S80 is a very average car at best due to the interior being very boring. Nothing very intriguing about the car at all besides maybe the comfort of the seats and the spacious interior. It does have slight upside with it being a 5 cylinder, so it does not guzzle gas. Nothing about the exterior is exciting, just another average car.
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Great Car For Anyone

by on August 3, 2017

This car is very safe, comfortable, powerful and retains luxury features. The car phone is cool feature that's out of place but nostalgic. The mini fridge has been surprisingly helpful as times. Weath...
This car is very safe, comfortable, powerful and retains luxury features. The car phone is cool feature that's out of place but nostalgic. The mini fridge has been surprisingly helpful as times. Weather this would be your first car or last one it's a great one. It German power and luxury without getting all of the looks of BMW or Mercedes
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