2009 Volvo S80 User Reviews

2009 Volvo S80 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 4 reviews

  • Performance:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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"comfortable car" 4 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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Finn writes:
2009 Volvo S80 3.2 Review
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5

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Comfy ride, tight handling, clings to Norwegian coastal roads like a condom put on right, and is very quiet…

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…in fact too quiet - Where's the engine sound? Its size makes parking awkward. Air Conditioner consumes at least twice as much fuel as the engine (if not more).

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Volvo S80 - No "birdie Birdie Hurdie Gurdie" Here. — Handling: Excellent when driving, although parking it is awkward. Build quality: It's too quiet. I can't hear if the engine's running or not, and it was a diesel! Exterior looks good. The front looks a bit better than the previous generation S80, but at the rear, only the tail lights remind you it's a Volvo. The rest of its arse looks like that of a ricer. Side view is the same elegant one as of earlier models. Interior reminds me of a Chesterfield saloon, with a Bang & Olufsen stereo. The seats are extremely comfy and electrically adjustable. Why go to IKEA for Swedish furniture, when you can go to your Volvo dealer's spare parts shop instead? "I'll take three driver seats and two rear seats for the S80, please. No, just put'em in the back of me Transit. It's for me house." Furthermore, the stereo has an aux input (unfortunately not iPod-specific, so use the headphone jack), and there's a diesel-powered cabin heater, for when you just missed the ferry boat at night, and the next one leaves in 1 hour and 59 minutes. Does cost a bob or two to rent (I got it for the price of a Golf, but don't tell anyone. Sssshhh…), but drank hardly any fuel. Remember to turn off the air conditioning when you don't need it, though. You'll quickly notice that it consumes a lot more fuel than the engine does. Fun to drive, yes. The automatic gearbox adapted to my driving gradually during eight hours of road trip. When I felt like it, I could manually override.

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Spike43 writes:
2009 Volvo S80 T6 AWD Review
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5

Pros

Safe, quiet, responsive, luxurious

Cons

could corner a little better

Spike43
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Great Car. Volvo Got It All Right On This One. — Sweetest car I've owned yet, which includes 3 Mercedes (2 S-class, 1 E-class), a BMW, and 3 Acuras. Great features, AWD is unobtrusive, plenty of pickup w/ the turbo, great interior, and unmatched safety. Very solid, great sound system, fun to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Aaron writes:
2009 Volvo S80 3.2 Review
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5

Pros

Comfort, Safety, Looks.

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Handling and power.

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Look Out, Germans: Here Come The Swedes! — This is our fifth Volvo, and it is by far our best yet. I mean we had the bullet-proof 850 GLT, so that's saying something. I love how this car looks, inside and out. It's a great example of contemporary Scandinavian design in all accounts. On the highway, it's unbeatable. The gas mileage, the comfort, the safety, et cetera. I'm a sports sedan person, so this car to me is underpowered and floaty, along with being touchy in regards to steering and brakes. But it is the best of what it is, a luxury executive sedan. I never feel uncomfortable in this car, and I never worry when I'm driving or when someone else has the car about safety. If I ever want to go on a long trip, this is the car to take. Kudos, Volvo!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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GeneRoman writes:
2009 Volvo S80 3.2 Review
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4

Pros

Good, roomy all around car with good looks and handling

Cons

Road noise

GeneRoman
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Great Family Car — Good, roomy all around family car with good looks and handling. Large trunk but small opening. Fold down rear seats help for long items. I have low miles and didn't have any problems. Poor gas milage. Car should have more sound proofing.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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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

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

Car is ok. But if you have more than 2 kids, you need V70 model. Car is quite big but trunk is not so big. Exmple baby carriage, you need to take tyres out before it fits in. Inside the car space is o... Read More

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2001 Volvo S80 Reviews

Good Bet If You Have One With Warranty By somaraok

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 Adva... Read More

Safe, Comfortable, And Stylish. By JackieJones

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. T... 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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