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2011 Volvo S80 - Consumer Opinions


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Love it!!

..."Just got this car last month and love it so much comparing to my previous owned cars.
This is my third Volvo and I still love to own Volvo cars.
It looks sporty and has its luxury. Drives smooth and has tons of power.
Overall, it meets my expectations and it worths the price I paid for. The most important mission for this car is Volvo For Life!!"...

Finally, an enjoyable car to own!
Source: Edmunds

...To begin with, I've owned an Infiniti Q45, an older Jaguar (1987), two Bmw's and now a Volvo.
I bought my S80 back in 1999 which was the first model year for this car.
I do not have a single complaint. To date, two recalls have been performed at no charge and that's it!
I have right around 55,000 miles on the car and I wouldn't trade it for the world.
I love everything about this car! I have yet to see any luxury car that can stand up to the S80, or even come close.
As far as safety, there is not a single car that can touch an S80. On a scale of 1 - 10 I give this car...

Would buy again...
Source: Edmunds

...I am getting about 19mpg city and 26mpg highway; not bad for a 4000lb tank. The seats are EXTREMELY comfortable and the vehicle feels very solid all around. I feel very safe in this car and would not drive anything else because Volvo does not cut corners on safety. They had side airbags STANDARD in 1998, WOW! The American and Japanese automakers cannot touch Volvo's safety record. Knock on wood, I haven't had anything major go wrong with it, just a broken popup cup holder. Like most cars, the Volvos will love you if you give them some love. Maintain them and you shouldn't worry about...

Please stay away from this car.
Source: Edmunds

...I bought the car last year and has been a big vacuum due to all the repairs.
from the transmission, to the airbags, to suspension.
Everything went wrong. Stalled on me several times.
Bought it because of the Volvo safety reputation, but totally not worth it. Heard the later versions are markedly better but I'm staying away from this car...

The Klunker
Source: MSN Autos

...Overall: In the last 9 months the car has had 11 issues. The car is in the shop more than it is on the road. The car has developed a klunking noise in the right rear that the dealer has tried to fix 5 times. Currently the car is in the shop for the sixth time for this same issue. The dealer has tried, but Volvo corporate seems to have given up on this car line. I wonder if William Clay Ford cares about Volvo and what he thinks? I would strongly recommend that you not purchase this car...

You'll be happy
Source: MSN Autos

...Pros: Great car for the price. Let go of a 2008 Volvo S-80 at lease end.
The crosstour costs less than 2/3 of the price, and has all of the features of the s-80 plus more room.
Crosstour compares well to the low end luxury cars, and is much nicer than comparable subarus and other less expensive brands.
Cons: Viewing area through the back window is very limited.
You must rely on all of your mirrors and turning your head.
Overall: Very happy with the crosstour. Always liked the volvo s-80, but never loved it. when factoring in the price differential, the cross-tour wins...

Great car when under Warranty
Source: MSN Autos

...Last 6 months repairs have exceeded the selling value and the dealership has now informed that they have to change one ECU unit and that will set me back £1400/US$2200 to be able to figure out what other ECU units will need replacing. The cost for computer readout was £216/US$350 without any repairs. I have had enough and decided to cut my losses and scrap the car I had expected to do many years and many miles. Overall: I also have an 11 year old Mercedes E320 that has done 160k miles and that is a cheap car to keep on the road in parts and service compared to the Volvo. My advice is to do...

Best Bang For The Buck
Source: Edmunds

...I chose the Volvo S80 as I wanted a safe vehicle, with good styling, and performance.
The features I had included were the blind spot information system, climate package, and parking assist.
Having driven other "performance" cars the base 3.2 is more than enough.
If you do live in a mountain region with snow consider the T6 as the front wheels do spin even with the DTSC system.
The interior on the S80 puts the competition to shame as it is true wood and designed with incredible detail.
I test drove the BMW 328, BMW 335, Acura TL for reference. After my previous...

excellent quality

..."This car met all of our expectations. It is very comfortable, quiet and pleasure to drive. This is our 2nd volvo and we are very pleased with it."...

I love it
Source: Edmunds

...It has about 18/25 mph, not too bad for 196hp engine. I used snow tires in winter and don't have any problem (I live in upstate NY and have enough snow). I had some problems with electronics, especial in winter. Throttle Body Control Module - was fixed, but THIS PART HAS 10 YEARS VOLVO's WARRANTY, I didn't spent any cent for repair that at volvo dealer. Actually, official dealership maintenance is little bit expensive, but I have near dealer which works only with Volvo cars long time. Same quality, but more cheap:). I spent about $1000 for three years, but I think it is normal for luxury car...

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2013 Volvo S80, XC70 Models Recalled For TPMS Programming Flaw

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2011-2013 Volvo S80 Recalled For Faulty Transmission

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