"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!!"
"From the biggining, just too much problems. my biggest mistake in car purchase history. Here is the list of problems I've encountered since ownership of vehicle, 1. both of struts are shot @ 35000mi tune of $650 repair 2. Abs sensor goes out @ 39000 mi @ $965 repair if this sensor acting up on it then car is vertually not drivable 3. oil leaks from cv joint $290 repair 4. all the sensor in dash light up like christmas light tell you to take to dealership. 5. common software problems for this model year Volvo dealership told me. 6. Front ends vibrate @ high speed basically you have to changed the tires @ 25,000 mi 7. Now transmission acting up like shift at wrong gear point. 8. Final insult @ gas spewing out of gas tank like fountain from where fuel pump connected to gas tank. At this point, I am thru with Volvo, Trade in with Nice reliable German BMW. do not fooled on their safety features. That is only reason for this dissapointing purchase."
"The S80 that i have been driving for the past 3 years is the biggest lemon I have ever owned. Consumer Reports rated this car poorly, but I purchased it anyway against better advice. I had driven a 1993 Volvo 240 wagon for 10 years prior to getting this S80(which i purchased used, and it car fax'd ok). Every random problem you couldn't even begin to speculate on ...this car has had it. IT is a comfortable, fast driving car, good cabin and trunk space, lots of perks, but not worth the repair bills that extend well beyond typicall maintenance."