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2002 Volvo S80 Overview


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Volvo S-80 by Ramas
 — I love my car its amazing car.Smooth solid and cheep to run when u install LPD.I had so many cars in my live but can easily say this Volvo is the best car especially if you have to drive to much and l... Read More
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

2002 Volvo S80 Overview

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2002 Volvo S80

Volvo has continued to improve safety features for its flagship sedan.  The 2002 model year adds Emergency Brake Assistance as a standard feature on all models, and Volvo has also improved throttle management and traction control.  The S80 also receives appearance enhancements, including color-keyed exterior trim and new color choices.  A special edition T6 Elite is also added this year, combining all of the Executive's interior amenities with a five-seat layout.

The Elite is and extension of the T6 Executive style, and it does exist as a separate trim level.  There are three S80 variants: the entry-level 2.9, the T6 and the T6 Executive.  All S80s are equipped with most of the expected luxury items, including leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, keyless entry, heated mirrors and steering wheel-mounted audio and climate controls.

The two available S80 engines are determined by the trim level. The 2.9 gets a 2.9 liter inline six, which provides 197 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. All T6 models are powered by a turbocharged 2.8 liter inline six, making 268 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Both engines are paired a four-speed automatic transmission, and the T-6 gets a manual shifter. EPA estimates are 19/27 mpg for the 2.9 and 18/26 mpg for the T6.

According to reviewers and consumers, the S80's top features are build quality, safety, interior comfort and acceleration.  The 2.9 is fast enough, but the T6 models offer above average acceleration, speeding from 0 to 60 in about seven seconds.  Some test drivers have reported the the T6's suspension and steering systems are not adequately matched with the engine power.  The steering feel is not natural enough.  The automatic transmission's power delivery is very smooth and there is very little turbo lag when the T6 takes off.  

Many consumers have found some of the S80's controls difficult to manage, especially the back-mounted steering wheel controls, which are not visible to the driver.  When the navigation system is added, the dash layout becomes a bit cluttered and more confusing.


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Volvo S80 Questions

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Cruise Control

My 2002 Volvo s80 2.4 petrol has no cruise control, I've looked in the owners manual & checked all 3 fuse boxes but cannot find it under any list. Everything else works but the alarm & service light l...

58 views with 3 answers (last answer 3 months ago)

Removeing Heater Core 2002 S80

cant remove stero to gane access

49 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 months ago)

My 02 S80 Has A Bad Fuel Smell, Any Suggestions?

116 views with 2 answers (last answer 10 months ago)

How Can Fix A "w" Malfunction Button? Transmission Problems

We have a S80 2002 Volvo. It seems that the "W" button is engaging by itself. When we stop, put it in neutral, press the "W" button, the problems go away and then comes back. The problem is becoming m...

174 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)

2002 S80 T6 Blinking Check Engine Light And Shaking

My 2002 S80 T6 has almost 190K miles and the other day when I started it, my idle was low and the engine was shaking. I was only a couple blocks from home so I decided to get it there. When accelera...

935 views with 2 answers (last answer about a year ago)