Good or/and bad things Volvo S80 T6 ( 1999-2001 ) ?

Discussion in 'Volvo S80' started by Øl er godt !, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. Someone can tell what is good and what is bad about to buy a Volvo S80 T6
    1999-2001 ?
    I may buy such a car and I won´t buy a bad car.
    Too expensive to make a mistake :)
     
    Øl er godt !, Sep 24, 2007
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    Roadie Guest

    Some of the early Volvo S80 cars had some problems, but those
    problems appeared 7 to 9 years ago and were fixed. For the car to be
    on the road now those problems would have been fixed by prior owners.
    My suggestion would be to review the records for the car to determine
    that all maintenance has been done as scheduled. Also, have a good
    Volvo mechanic perform an inspection of the car to determine if any
    repairs have to be performed.
     
    Roadie, Sep 24, 2007
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  3. Some owners of a S80 T6 in this group ?
     
    Øl er godt !, Sep 24, 2007
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    Burtonio Guest

    Check out swedespeed.com forums. Brickboard, too.
     
    Burtonio, Sep 24, 2007
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    Allen Guest

    I have a 2001 S80 T6, 101,000 + miles. Very nice to drive, comfortable.
    Bought second hand from Volvo dealer who "certified" it (extended warranty).
    Transmission began to slip at about 60,000 miles. My wife is the main
    driver of the car and has never driven it hard. Warranty covered all but
    $200 of the $3,000.00 bill. That has been the only disappointment.

    I just had the timing belt changed (due at 105,000 miles) ran about $800.00
    at the dealer.

    So far I am happy with it.
     
    Allen, Sep 24, 2007
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    BJ Guest

    "Roadie" <> skrev i en meddelelse

    CUT
    I fully agree with your statement.

    You just missed one really importent aspect and that is the GearTronic.

    Please chek if the gearbox has been replaced. The first generation of these
    gearboxes where very poor in quality.

    Volvo improved it but fo some owners, thay had to pay a helle of a lot of
    money for a replacement.

    I did (Denmark) and payed arround 3.000£

    Best regards
    Bjørn J. Volvo T6 1999.
     
    BJ, Sep 24, 2007
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    Roadie Guest

    A few had problems, but those would have been replaced or repaired by
    now.
     
    Roadie, Sep 25, 2007
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  8. i took a risk and purchased a high miles (135,000) 2000 s80 t-6
    aprox 3 years ago...paid $7,500...sticker was still in the glove box
    for $42,000...all options....anyway, i am in boulder and this car was
    in
    chicago...the diatance posed a bit of a problem, but...i contacted my
    local volvo guy and had him recomend a chicago volvo shop, where i had
    the owner tak the car for a tune up and bumber to bumber check...i
    also
    did the car fax and title search...everything worked and looked
    good..i
    flew out there and drove it straight back to boulder...no problems...i
    have
    done a few minor items since then, i now have 170,000 on the
    clock..she
    drives straight & true, no rattles, everything works, i am in the
    middle of
    having the ABS sensor looked at and repaired, as it is sending off
    false
    warning signals...but, other than that..it is a nice, mid sized,
    famile
    sedan...4 doors, room for mom and the kids...i added front and rear
    IPD bars, chipped the motor, up graded the air filter, and that is
    about
    all it needed...i am happy so far...thinkin' bout the new s80's but
    the
    price is a bit steep, considering the one i have seems fine..we will
    see...

    good luck !! just have it checked out at a dealer or good shop,
    check the
    car fax report and go over the maint records....

    ps: oh yea, the dealer did do a fix or upgrads on the big recall issue
    w/the
    throttle module a year ago or so...no charge...
     
    ~^ beancounter ~^, Sep 25, 2007
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    Roadie Guest

    Actually we've owned a 2001 S80 since new. There were a couple of
    things to get fixed, but I have yet to own a new car that didn't have
    a problem or two show up under warranty. It's still going strong and
    one of the nicest highway cars I've ever owned.
     
    Roadie, Sep 25, 2007
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    BJ Guest

    "Roadie" <> skrev i en meddelelse

    KLIP
    I fully agree and thank God for BSR AB and german roads.

    The car is very nice over 250 Km/h.

    Mine has now driven around 300.000 km.

    It must still be new as Volvo´s last in average 21,2 years.

    BR
    Bjørn J.
     
    BJ, Sep 25, 2007
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