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2005 Volvo S80

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 18/Hwy 27/Comb 21 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 5-Cyl, Turbo, 2.5 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Sweden Country of Assembly: Sweden

2005 Volvo S80 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.2
Out of 10

Based on 321 Ratings for the 1999 - 2006 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.4/10
    Quality
    7.6/10
  • Reliability
    7.4/10
    Performance
    8.0/10
  • Comfort
    8.7/10
    Styling
    8.3/10

engine and transmission woes

By on Tuesday, April 5, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "safe car, luxury feel"

Cons: "GM transmission and ECM are duds"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"transmission is made by GM, and it is failing. The car will be running fine and then just not shift through third gear. ECM has been replaced twice, but we are still having check engine light, but no codes show up. Replaced all hoses, belts, reflashed the ECM My daughter drives this with the OBD tool hooked up and whenever the car starts acting up, she just clears the computer and then the car drives perfect. Interior is beautiful, exterior clean, no rust. Everything else on the car is amazing....if only it would run smoothly every day!"

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

excellant car but value rating low needs repair

By on Tuesday, September 29, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 153,766

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "would sell for a great price"

Cons: "needs repair"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is a wonderful car but reason for codition being under fair is because it is needing transmission repair or replacement. It may also need a new battery."

11 people out of 19 found this review helpful

Nice, spacious vehicle!

By on Monday, September 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 109,100

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Roomy and fun to drive. Great look."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"The 2005 S80 is a nice looking vehicle that is roomy and comfortable. The back seat has plenty of room compared to the S40 or S60's which are quite small. The leather interior is very nice and the vehicle has been highly reliable. It drives nice and looks much better after I had the windows tinted. People often ask me what kind of car it is as they like the look."

13 people out of 17 found this review helpful

It's a beast

By on Friday, May 8, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 174,888

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "great gas mileage, turbo, comfortable"

Cons: "foreign parts, pricey maintenance"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I've owned this car for 5 years. We bought it after having our first child. It's great on gas, safe, and very durable. Turbo engine makes it fun to drive when there aren't children in there. Luxury makes road trips semi enjoyable and comfortable. Only bad part is if something does go wrong it's more expensive since it's a German engineered car."

29 people out of 58 found this review helpful

I have strong emotional affection for this car

By on Saturday, January 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 171,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfortable, powerful, handles snow well, safe"

Cons: "Turn radius, expensive, parts tend to wear out"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Honestly, this car is expensive, prone to issues, and somewhat difficult to drive at times. Parts seem to break all the time, and they are always ridiculously expensive to fix (like any European vehicle). The turn radius on this thing is horrendous (even after replacing the tie rods). However, I don't think I have ever been in a more comfortable vehicle, and the engine is amazing. The turbo really adds something extra. I feel really safe in this car, and it handles snow like a champion. All in all, I love this car, and I will really miss it when it finally bites the dust (although, my wallet will be better off)."

38 people out of 60 found this review helpful

Lacks trunk room due to refrigerator. Excellent.

By on Tuesday, December 2, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 86,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfort, Safety, Fridge, Entertainment"

Cons: "Trunk space, value loss, upkeep costs"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"The only complaint I have with the car is the limited trunk room due to the refrigerator. I broke my spine several times and this is one of the few vehicles I am comfortable in. With single cd in the dash and a ten disk CD player behind the wheel well in the trunk the premium sound system is pretty much unlimited. It has dual remote controls, front and back for the stereo, CD, CD changer, scanning TV, DVD entertainment system selections and control. There is a locking table for your laptop that is locked to the table. There are only four seats due to the full length burl wood center console, but worked fine for me. Excellent acceleration from still to highway speeds with the twin turbos. This car has literally been from coast to coast, Miami,FL to Eureka, CA and Colorado cold to Texas heat. It is extremely comfortable and very safe. Maintenance and repairs at the dealer are expensive. The car does not hold its value as well as other vehicles in its original price range. But for something unique that you want to keep, this is a good candidate."

28 people out of 46 found this review helpful

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