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#1265 of 2415 Any strong opinions re: S80 2002?
Jul 23, 2003 (5:39 am)
I am brand new to this message board. From reading the 2003 entries I have not seen much discussion about the 2002 models.
Some background before my questions. I am considering buying my first Volvo S80. Due to a scarcity of free time, I want/need a car that will be reliable, under manufacturer warranty for many miles and won't require me to perform more than just basic services. This leads me consider a 2002 model with less than 20K miles.
My questions ... are there any known maintenance issues with the 2002 S80 models? Any particular things that I should ask my independent mechanic to be sure to look at before I buy the car? Any opinions re: buying from a VA Volvo dealer who bought the "one-owner" car from a rental car company in Buffalo, NY? Are there any things that I should ask the service manager of the Volvo dealership before I buy a car from them? Is the T6 version worth the extra money from performance and reliablilty standpoints? Any specific options that are giving people problems and I should avoid?
#1266 of 2415 Clicking sound on 99' S80-T6 when opening doors?
Jul 25, 2003 (8:43 am)
Has anyone experienced a noise similar to a small compressor or a relay opening and closing rapidly when any of the doors or trunk are opened and the car is not running? The noise seems to be coming from the front end, perhaps under the car. Sometimes I will hear the clicking when the car has not even been touched. Any ideas????
Jul 25, 2003 (8:55 pm)
Saw the XC anti-roll demo on TLC (or Discovery channel?) few days ago. It was VERY impressive. Hope Volvo will add that to the sedans too.
#1268 of 2415 Sonja -- S80 Comments
Jul 31, 2003 (1:46 pm)
I have 48,000 miles on my 2000 T6.It is the best car I have owned. Comfortable, safe, good looking, and when I light up the turbo's on the interstate, go from 60-90 in a couple of seconds, and blow off a 20 something in his Mustang 5.0, brings back the days of my youth.
I had the front spring seatings break this spring, left one in May, right one in June. The cooling fan went out in July but I'm under warranty for a few more months or 2k miles.
After almost 4 years, I don't consider those repairs excessive, but I'm glad I was on warranty. I've had it under Volvo service, and hope to run this car for another 100,000 minimum. Hope this helps.
Aug 04, 2003 (11:42 am)
Hi everyone. I am considering the certified pre-owned 2000 S80. I am mainly looking for reliability and safety. Don't really want to buy new since this will be used for a third car. Any facts I should know on this 6yr/100,000 warranty that supposedly comes with the certified Volvo's.
I work, have 2 kids, take road trips--and do not want to spend time on the side of the road or at the service department.
Also, can one negotiate pre-owned prices?
Aug 04, 2003 (5:17 pm)
The warranty takes over at the expiration of the 4/50 factory warranty.
Gives you 2 more yrs or 50,000 additional miles.
Won't cover paint or trim items.
Used Car prices are negotiable, but keep in mind the average reconditioning bill for a 2000 S80 to bring it to CPO specs is $1500-$2000, not including the price of the warranty itself.
#1271 of 2415 CPO 2000 S80
Aug 05, 2003 (6:34 am)
#1272 of 2415 2000 S80
Aug 05, 2003 (8:48 am)
Volvomax--you seem very knowledgable,looking back at other posts-- the CPO S80's I am looking at are not turbo. Does it matter? (when your getting a 2.9L I6 SFI 24V VVT anyway)
Aug 05, 2003 (9:20 am)
Doesn't matter if its a Turbo or not.
The maintenance costs of a turbo and non-turbo are the same.
#1274 of 2415 2000 Volvo S80 - worth it?
Aug 05, 2003 (7:01 pm)
I'm considering buying a 2000 Volvo S80 with ~50K miles. I love the look and handling of the car but the reliability issues mentioned in this forum really have me scared. I drive a lot for my job and can't afford to have mechanical problems on a regular basis. Is it worth pursuing or should I look elsewhere?