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2001 Volvo S80 User Reviews

2001 Volvo S80 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 17 reviews

  • 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: 4.2 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

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

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Brittany writes:
2001 Volvo S80 2.9 Review
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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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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
85

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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JackieJones writes:
2001 Volvo S80 2.9 Review
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4

Pros

Comfortable, Reliable, Safe

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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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srhooper writes:
2001 Volvo S80 2.9 Review
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4

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Safe, comfortable,and roomy sedan with good power. The car still has a stylish appeal and will make someone a great second car or a teenager a great first vehicle.

Cons

Front leather seats are torn and require seat covers or replacement

srhooper
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Safe, Comfortable, And Reliable — This vehicle has been a great family car, but still stylish and powerful. It is very comfortable and roomy, and despite its V6 automatic transmission, it has been relatively good on gas. A large gas tanks make long trips a breeze.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Caity writes:
2001 Volvo S80 T6 Review
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5

Pros

Smooth ride and Top Line Safety

Cons

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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AlyssaD writes:
2001 Volvo S80 Review
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3

Pros

Plenty of leg room in backseat, heated front seats

Cons

Overall a very large vehicle

AlyssaD
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Family Car — A good car for a family, but not for a first time driver. Plenty of trunk space, heated front seats, power windows and seats, sunroof. Many electrical issues though. Seems the Service Light is always on. Good brakes, handles well.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kfed writes:
2001 Volvo S80 T6 Review
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REALLY GREAT CAR

Cons

NOTHING

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Great Car — VERY CLASSY CAR, very good on gas for a 6 cylinder Turbo again is GREAT to have, the drive is like your driving on air, it had 4 gears wich is ok but not really good for performance and gas consumption but other wise great car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Chris writes:
2001 Volvo S80 Review
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5

Pros

Driving it

Cons

When leather seats get whet

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Fantastic — It is reliable, durable and not much maintenance needed. Has great sound quality for music. Great to drive even in crappy weather. Has great breaking and acceleration time. Ergonomic appearance with sunroof. Comfortable seating of five people. Plenty of trunk space.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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Ed writes:
2001 Volvo S80 2.9 Review
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3

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well designed and layed out

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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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2009 Volvo S80 Reviews

Great Family Car By GeneRoman

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2008 Volvo S80 Reviews

Volvo S80 V8 Beats A Bmw 530 In Value And Performance For A Similar Price. By Hermann

Great acceleration and braking. Best factory sound system i have heard. Great safety features and interior design. Not what most people expect from a Volvo, and priced well below premium europe... Read More

Great Style, Premium Build Quality, Gorgeous Leather, Affordable Luxury And There Isn't One On Every By Bradley

This is an overall great car, and a terrific deal for the quality. The V8 is fast and responsive, and the AWD system means it handles great in the worst weather. Get the premium audio which rivals the... Read More

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2007 Volvo S80 Reviews

2007 Volvo S80 3.2 By Eduardo

The car looks amazing love the interior exterior performance is not amazing theres V6's with more hp than this for way more cheep handles great with lots of grip Brakes are great havent drivn a car... Read More

Awsesome Car By Patrick

Performance- awesome speed for a V6 Quick to get up and go and stops on a dime Build Quality- Great Quality materials, no probelms what so ever Apperance- Awesome looking car inside and out. We even... Read More

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2006 Volvo S80 Reviews

Nobody Builds Cars Like The Europeans!! By Paolo

Amazing build quality, not as peppy as the S60 but still has very good performance. Very comfortable and fun to drive. Gas mileage is about the same as my Altima 2.5s. Still has 2yrs or 70 000kms warr... Read More

I Love Automatics!! By Matt

Its the best car ever. It's an automatic, got loads of features including a butt warmer for those cold winter mornings. Performance is a gem - fast and nippy and is so much fun to drive. In fact, keep... Read More

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2005 Volvo S80 Reviews

Not Bad Overall By Stuart

Not too bad at all really. Plenty of power from a 5 cylinder diesel, turbo gives it enough accelaration for most situations, everything just seems to work if not in a dull and boring style, however it... Read More

Safety First By J√≥hann

Real great. A bit costly parts though, but still a really handsome and safe car. It consumes alot of gas but I think it's worth it. The driving experience is really good and the view from the driver s... Read More

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