early S80 trannys

Discussion in 'Volvo S80' started by Notroll2007, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. Notroll2007

    Notroll2007 Guest

    Are early S80's (e.g. 2000) know to have higher than usual rates of tranny
    failure? I have a 2000 with 97k - had no problems, but I believe my dealer
    is trying to scare me into a trade.
     
    Notroll2007, Apr 5, 2009
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  2. I had a 2000 w/no problems...I had it serviced normally
    bought @ 130k miles...sold @ 195k miles...no problems...
    i think some are good, some are bad.....i wouldn't trust a dealer
    for anything...see your local independent mechanic...check w/your
    local
    volvo club....
     
    ~^ beancounter ~^, Apr 5, 2009
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  3. Notroll2007

    Radioguy Guest

    We've got a 2000 S80 with about the same mileage. Early on an
    electronic transmission module had to be replaced, but after that the
    transmission has shifted perfectly. I would say that the repair rate
    on my car car has been about average for a car that is 9 years old.
    Things break on cars. That's why all car dealers have repair and
    parts departments.

    If your car has had no significant problems, then by all means hang on
    to it. The cost of replacing rather than repairing a car is almost
    always higher. Your dealer is one among many many others who are
    starving for business and will do anything to create a sale. Even
    stretch the truth. Dealers are hurting seriously and many have closed
    up. The banks and finance companies carrying car dealer inventories
    are stretching and suspending payments on floor plan financing on he
    wholesale side. And they are dropping the minimum credit score needed
    to get a loan. (Isn't that the kind of nonsense that got us into
    trouble to begin with?)
     
    Radioguy, Apr 6, 2009
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