1999 S80 T6 Buy or Stay Away ??

Discussion in 'Volvo S80' started by Jay Pillay, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. Jay Pillay

    Jay Pillay Guest

    Good day,

    My wife wants to upgrade her 850 T5 and the car that comes closest to this
    ride quality is iether a BMW 540I or the S80 T6.
    My local Volvo dealer (service manager) says to stay away from this year
    model 1999. He said he has numerous faults , ranging from heating issues(
    Head gasket) to turbo's to gearbox issues. He says the 1999 model being the
    introduction model had these problems.
    The price range of these cars are in the R120k to R140k ie $ 17k to $ 20K
    with mileage between 90k miles to 140k miles.
    Any owners out there that disagree with my local volvo service manager??

    Thank you

    Jay Pillay, Mar 16, 2005
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  2. from what i have heard....i would also stay away
    from the 99 s80's...go w/02 or newer......or got w/the
    beemer......5 series....imho.....
    ~^ beancounter ~^, Mar 16, 2005
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  3. Jay Pillay

    TNfunGUY Guest

    I have a 1999 S80 (though not the turbo). I would agree to stay away from
    the 99 and get a later model. There are a few issues that I think were
    corrected in subsequent model years.
    TNfunGUY, Mar 17, 2005
  4. Jay Pillay

    Gaz Guest


    The later models have vastly improved but the 99 is problematic.
    Gaz, Mar 17, 2005
  5. Jay Pillay

    Jay Pillay Guest

    Thank you gentleman , I'm sure your advice has saved me Thousands of $$!!!!

    Guess its BMW tyre kicking time
    Jay Pillay, Mar 18, 2005
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