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#1664 of 2415 Volvo S80 (2002)and 3 cracked windshields
Aug 25, 2004 (5:39 am)
I have just incurred my third cracked windshield on my 2002 Volvo S80 sedan, which has about 42,000 miles on it. Each time I have had the windshield replaced at a Volvo dealership. Since I have owned Volvos for 20 years and never had a problem with a cracked windshield before, this does not seem right to me. I was wondering if other Volvo S80 drivers are experiencing cracked windshields ?.
#1665 of 2415 Re: S80 seats [tdog]
Aug 25, 2004 (5:52 am)
Oops I meant to say they seem to JUT out...
#1666 of 2415 Re: Volvo S80 (2002)and 3 cracked windshields [gfr1336]
Aug 25, 2004 (7:37 am)
How did you get the crack? Stones? I have heard that if the car has frame problems, the windshield would crack easily.
#1668 of 2415 Seats & windshields
Aug 25, 2004 (3:46 pm)
Personally, the seats in the S-80 are perfect for me, and the finest seats in the world - one of the great selling points of the car.
I have had cars that have had one broken windshield after another, and others that have had none. But it all seemed to be the luck of the draw, or the rock, shall we say.
#1669 of 2415 99 model and extended warranty
Aug 26, 2004 (4:34 pm)
There have been a lot of discussion lately on extended warranty. Let me share my experience..
I have a 99-model (manufactured in late 98 so this must be among the first few batches of S80 ever produced), everyone is staying away from it (I bought it new). To me, the car has been great. I've had my fair share of problems but at 93k, it's running wonderfully well. In fact, it has less problems than a BMW and an Audi that's also sitting in my garage. Also, I had most of my problems before 40k and my dealer fixed every single one of them satisfactorily, my 40-93k has been relatively trouble-free.
I bought an extended warranty at 45k and it's covering the car till 100k. It cost me around $1900 with $200 deductible.
The only occasion I had to use it was at around 80k when my front suspension was making some clunking noise (it wasn't the sub-frame recall which I did. This is just the suspension wearing out). The whole front spring/absorber set was replaced under warranty and I paid $200 for a $1100 job (I was told).
The S80 is a great car (even the 99 model) and I like it more than any car I own. Happy driving!
#1670 of 2415 Re: 99 model and extended warranty [derekchoy]
Aug 26, 2004 (5:08 pm)
Is your 99 a T-6? If so, how's the turbo and the motor holding up? Any oil consumption? Other engine problems? The T-6 is the model I like, but I live in hot climates, and am concerned about how it would hold up long term in the heat.
#1671 of 2415 Opinions on VIP deductible for '00 S80T-6 with 17K?
Aug 26, 2004 (7:15 pm)
I'm leaning toward the $100 deductible VIP for which I was quoted $2,015. Zero ded is additional $760. I'm aware of the issues that can plague this car, but don't think 'zero' is the best value. I love this car! It was a late 2000 model (purchased in October of that year), so I'm hoping for the best.
#1672 of 2415 Re: 99 model and extended warranty [nvbanker]
Aug 27, 2004 (2:18 pm)
Mine is a 2.9 and I've had no problem with the engine itself in my entire ownership. The only broken item that was remotely related to the engine was that the engine mount (or one of the mounts) broke at around 35k. I didn't notice any vibration, the service advisor told me that it was broken and he replaced it at no cost to me.
My 2.9 drank a little bit of oil in the first 2000-3000 miles and has stopped since (at least I don't notice any drop in oil level between oil change). I live in SF and it can be quite hot over the summer here and I've had no problem.
#1673 of 2415 Problems with '99 T-6 and new V70 and S80 extended warranties
Sep 05, 2004 (2:53 pm)
I have a 99 T6 that I love. Have had problems but no more so than with others. (I was luck and did not get bad engine-tranny problem.)
But now, at over 90K I have a gremlin in the monitoring system. The "check engine" (emission problem), "ABS brake", and "STS" warning lights go on individually or in various combinations, and then "heal" themselves only to reappear. Anyone run into this and how did you fix it. I plan on giving this car to one of my children with children, and needless to say I don't want to put offspring or grandkids at risk!
Also, just bought new V70 for my lady and a new S80 T6 for me. I thought it might be useful to get extended warranties for both. Any suggestions??
Is there a list of the different choices on the adjustable displays? I want 24 hour clock, but what others stuff can be adjusted??
Thank you all out there. You have been most helpful to me, and I hope to each other in the past.