2001 Volvo S80 User Reviews

2001 Volvo S80 Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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"reliable car" 6 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"comfortable car" 5 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"seat" 2 reviews

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Caity writes:
2001 Volvo S80 T6 Review
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Smooth ride and Top Line Safety

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Kinda looks like a granny car...

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I Love My Volvo! — I like how its not too showy but still in good taste. It runs great on the small town back roads just as good as on the major city highways with 23 MPG. This car is really fun to drive since the stero is really nice for a luxury car! It was $35,000 brand new in 2001. :D Love my Volvo and I don't care what anyone says about it!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ed writes:
2001 Volvo S80 2.9 Review
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3

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well designed and layed out

Cons

not as rock solid as volvos were

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Nice Sensible Near Lux Sedan — it has great design and quality, but some short comings. suspension rubber bushings all low quality and prematurely worn. gas mileage good - 25 mpg - for a car this size. v6 - non turbo - has plenty of giddyap style consistent and still current

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mikerockwell1975 writes:
2001 Volvo S80 2.9 Review
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4

Pros

legroom, comfortable, beautiful, safe

Cons

expense of repair, lackluster handling, road noise

mikerockwell1975
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Overall Decent Car, But Not A Bmw... — The S80 is designed to be Volvo''s answer to BMW's 5 series. When going in for a repair, you may feel like you just paid for a BMW, but the performance just isn't there. To be fair, the turbo option is a major upgrade in performance, but some aspects in handling really need improvement. when going over bumps in a turn, the rear end "floats" a little; kind of disconcerting at speed. Interior is decent, but expect to have to replace the headliner and side trim. center console parts tend to break as well and can set you back a couple hundred dollars for replacement. Rooad noise seems a little excessive for a car of this caliber as well. So far, this doesn't sound like a great car, but it really isn't that bad. The seats are quite comfortable and gas mileage has been around 21mpg on average with about 28mpg on the highway. The stereo system is more than adequate and easy to use while driving. Also, it is definitely the most beautiful Volvo ever made, which thinking about it, is not a hard feat to master - but beautiful nonetheless. Although I would not buy another one, its a decent car that is rated as one of the safest on the planet. If yoou don't mind paying a good price for repairs, its actually a good car and I would recommend it for the business executive or as a good family car.

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Brittany writes:
2001 Volvo S80 2.9 Review
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5

Pros

Safe, Classy- an Awesome Ride!

Cons

Wish mpg could be better...

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Volvo S80... A Wonderful Car!!! — I love my car! Lucky to have it... It's solid and very heavy so I don't worry about skidding in the winter. Overall, the build quality is awesome it's only broken down twice- once because of a computer glitch 4 years ago and last year when the alternator went. No other problems- very solidly built. Performance is very good. It's no speed demon so the pick up is pretty slow but I wasn't looking for a sports car, just something safe and classy. It's heavy and drives much like a boat- smooth and steady- a joy to drive! This is a classy looking car mine is the classic silver and has the black trim which I really like. I love the black leather interior comfortable and classy. There is nothing I don't like about the appearance of this car! The cost factor is the only somewhat downside of the car. It averages about 19mpg. Not terrific, but worth it. The repair costs are very high too, but any more expensive car will need more expensive parts. Over all, I believe that the other features and overall quality of the car overshadow the fact that the S80's maintenance is more costly than some other cars. Fun factor! If you don't mind a non-speedy ride, this car has it! Lots of room- for up to 4 passengers in leather seats. The front seats are heated as are the side view windows- great for the winter! It also has radio controls on the steering wheel which I love since I have to have my music. Over all I highly recommend this safe car to anyone!

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JackieJones writes:
2001 Volvo S80 2.9 Review
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4

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Comfortable, Reliable, Safe

Cons

Expensive to maintain, Moderate on gas.

JackieJones
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Safe, Comfortable, And Stylish. — I bought my S80 used with 160k miles. I have had it for two years and it has been very reliable. It is very comfortable and a lot of fun to drive. It is not a fast car, but picks up nicely after 70. The speedometer reads to 160mph. I had it to 145 once and had to pull back. The repairs are expensive, but you get what you pay for. The most expensive repair was replacing the emergency brake system, which set me back almost a grand. Aside from that, general maintenance will cost about 1/3 more than any domestic vehicle. I live in the Adirondacks, and unlike most cars that are 13 years old around here, there is not a touch of rust on mine. This is my second Volvo (my first being an '84 240DL, also a great car), and it has been one of the best cars I have owned.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Marc writes:
2001 Volvo S80 2.9 Review
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5

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comfort

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not fast enough

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Its Paid For — safe and sensible. comfortable and good on fuel. stereo kicks ass, nice big trunk to hold many golf clubs. sunroof that wild woman love to hang out of bare chested. has a gas cap that is made of carbon fiber that shaves off 3 pounds of weight. will go around corners with the greatest of ease.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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somaraok writes:
2001 Volvo S80 T6 Executive Review
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5

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- Beautiful
- Most Dependable
- Good Handling
- Power and Acceleration

Cons

- Costly to maintain if you don't have warranty

somaraok
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Good Bet If You Have One With Warranty — It's really great car. Looks amazing. Looks like new even after 13 Years. Most comfortable and reliable car. Excellent traction and stability. Must have warranty as it's gets older. Volvo Advantages: - Free diagnostics @ Volvo Delaer Disadvantages: - Only few mechanics can do repair.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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annalovely23 writes:
2001 Volvo S80 T6 Executive Review
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Luxury, Seat warmers, Classy, Powerful, Fast, Leather seats, Maple trim

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Random lights

annalovely23
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I <3 My S-80 T6 Exec =) — My daddy gave me this car as my gift for graduating from college. I love it! Its very powerful and handles quite well. It drives similarily to a new mustang (minus the bad rear view.) Its very classy, I love the leather seats, they really last & don't even get too hot in the sun. I love the maple trim inside, so classy. I also love how the engine is dual automatic / manual so you can go extra fast. We drove my car from Orange County to Temecula on the super windy hilly roads and my car handeled them very well since its so heavy and powerful. Whats great about this car is that its not only luxurious, fast and sportslike, its also very classy and professional, and very roomy and even a higher end family sedan - extremely WELL ROUNDED. =) Its a great purchase & until I am driving my white brand new M3 (which I plan to purchase not lease) I will be driving my S-80 baby. =) VOLVO FOR LIFE!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tom writes:
2001 Volvo S80 T6 Executive Review
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5

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idk it just pwns and not many people expect to see one that can beat most anything

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my sister drives it too

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Love This Car 268 Horsepower 0-60 In 6.5 Seconds — love this car it just owns everything wouldnt expect a volvo to blow you away would ya?

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Skipper58 writes:
2001 Volvo S80 T6 Executive Review
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5

Pros

Everything about driving it

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four seats and a small trunk

Skipper58
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Excellent! — I have over 117,000 miles on the car and it still acts like it did the first day I purchased it.

Owner for 6 years, 3 months

Miles Driven per Year:18,000

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Reviews From Other Years

1999 Volvo S80 Reviews

Happy To Drive It By volvtech

very safe, storng like a tank ,little heavy on acceleration ,comfortable to drive but it well worth it .it handle well.very good quality.Ok on Gas mileage ,good looking ,very good handling .Maintenanc... Read More

Volvo Should Have Recalled It,replaced It By aaa1

{s-80} aka the anti christ if it is part of this car it is broken or soon will be,love it hate it!ever part cost more than a used car. must be M I T grad to work on it. buy anything else than 1999. b... Read More

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2000 Volvo S80 Reviews

Good Reliable Transportation By SAX

It's rides as good as it looks. Great car for under $5,000. You can't go wrong with a Volvo. They are good reliable vehicles. I feel safe driving this car. I use the cruise control a lot on the highwa... Read More

Glad I Bought A Volvo 15 Years Ago By ddom17

Whereas in the past I would get the itch to buy a new car every 2 or 3 years, I have kept this Volvo since 2002, 12 years as my daily driver, the car is 15 years old. Regular maintenance on this car... Read More

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2002 Volvo S80 Reviews

Always Starts, Never Lets You Down & Pimped Ones Look Ace...!!! By Steve

performance is'nt blistering out of this non-turbo model @ just 140 bhp, build quality is great with no rust @ nearly 10 years old, i think they look smart but do have an old man image, i've slightly ... Read More

If This Car Was Invented In The 40's It Would Of Been Used At The Front Line Of Every Major War!! By Paul

Built like a Sherman Tank,Handles like a block of Flats,You need a tanker to follow you everywhere just in case-but God the comfort & interior quality is unrivalled,more space inside than a 4 bed-room... Read More

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2003 Volvo S80 Reviews

Sucks By Masööd

This car the worst I can I can imagine. It cost a lot to get this repair. It breaks so often that I always have to keep $1000.00 in pocket just in case it stop somewhere. It is piece of junk Read More

Overall Ok With Reliability By henryjohs

Nothing other than the numerous electrical issues over the years. Great overall performance and lots of storage in trunk. Great gas mileage and very comfortable seats for long trips. Paint is still ... Read More

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2004 Volvo S80 Reviews

Great Luxurious Sedan By GreenAutoSales69

i have 159k miles on the car. nothing major so far. all electrical things working. still good on gas, very stylish. had issues with some electrical parts but was cheap to fix (by good mechanic) Volvo ... Read More

Nice Reliable Car By elnassehs

i love this car and its not my first volvo (its my third) but this has got to be my favorite so far. the car is very responsive good brakes 0-60 it felt only takes a couple of seconds. (though honestl... Read More

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