"I bought this car mainly for its safety ratings. As a new mom, I was looking for the safest car on the market. Unfortunately, my Volvo S80 has disappointed. I believe safety is not only needed if there is a crash, but also knowing your car will start if you're far away from home with your infant. Too many times my S80 just wouldn't start because it thought it was in drive when it was in park. It is currently at the dealer for the fifth time in less than two years. A relative who is a mechanic told me that I could start it in neutral if I needed to . .. you would think the dealership would tell me that so I wouldn't have to tow it there! Anyway, of course it's one of those many things that isn't covered under warranty. I won't be getting a Volvo for my next vehicle."
"The reliability of my 2000 S80 T6 could have been a bit better, but comfort, performance, good looks, and absolute safety are hands-down the best of any car I've ever owned. I'll gladly buy another T6."
"Anyone who rates this LEMON higher than 2 stars got LUCKY with their S80. My sister has had her car 8 years now and she has spent at least $1500 dollars every year for those past 8 years with various problems...brand new transmission at 5 months, craked left axel, air conditioning leak..the list is ENORMOUS. The best one of all is when her car went into Limp Mode on the 105 freeway here in L.A. on the way to the airport for a trip. Luckily there wasn't the usual traffic and she was able to move from the carpool lane to the right shoulder. By the time we moved over the car wouldn't go faster than 10 miles an hour. We had to be TOWED to the airport!!"