Purchase Advice on 2000 S80 T6

Discussion in 'Volvo S80' started by JefreyReb, Dec 5, 2003.

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    JefreyReb Guest


    I am looking at replacing my tired 328i with a 2000 S80 T6 w/ 53K miles.

    Is there anything specifically that I need to look for or avoid in this car?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    JefreyReb, Dec 5, 2003
  2. here is mu $.02...avoid the car all togather..
    that year..that car,...volvo was in the learning
    curve...i would buy a used bmw 5 series...b4 a
    volvo s80...untill at least a 03 or 04 s80...even then..
    be careful...if you want a sweet volvo..look for a
    97-99 volvo...and sink 3-6k in parts & tweeking
    the car for performance...you will have a real
    volvo gem then...my opinion...i could be wrong...
    ~^ beancounter ~^, Dec 7, 2003
  3. Interesting. I was offered a 1999 S80 2.9 o Long Island, NY for $11,500.
    IT has 54,000 miles. Anything about that year and model that
    particularly troubling?
    Buckshot LeFunk, Dec 7, 2003
  4. May I get a response to this?


    Buckshot LeFunk, Dec 7, 2003
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    Saintor Guest

    Consider a 9-5 instead. The S80 has not a good reputation.
    Saintor, Dec 7, 2003
  6. 99 even worse...the earlier, the worse for the s80...
    volvo didn't "get it right" on this car for a few years...i would not
    touch any s80 prior to 2002 or 2003...my persnl opinion...i had
    one...too big and heavy for me anyway...as far as problems...onthing
    in particular...just a lot of small %$#^ that starts going wrong after
    some hard driven miles...the older s80 will start nickle & diming ya
    to death...eaxcep instead of nickels and dimes every time you go to
    the dealer...it is a few hundred $$...but...having said that...you may
    find a good one and have few problems.....get it checked out 1st by
    someone who knows volvos and is independent...then, get a warranty if
    you want "piecs of mind" and predicitability in $$ out...
    ~^ beancounter ~^, Dec 7, 2003
  7. what is wrong w/the BMW 5 series? have you driven and priced
    them...mid 90's...say 96-99??
    ~^ beancounter ~^, Dec 7, 2003
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    Spanky Guest

    Beancounter, anyone who knows how to do a Usenet search can search for
    "beancounter" and see just how much you loved your S80 and how trouble-free
    it was right up until your personal financial situation became critical and
    you sold it for a much less expensive model. You were always signing the
    praises of the S80, reliability, drivability, etc. It wasn't until after you
    sold it that you started the "sour grapes" routine.

    My 2000 S80 has been utterly reliable and hasn't cost me a single cent past
    the regular scheduled services. It has over 50,000 hard miles and has never
    spent a night in the shop. You should consider abandoning the sour grapes

    My advice, get the car if you like it and don't waste your money on any sort
    of extra warrantee. That's what the dealers make all their money selling.
    Spanky, Dec 7, 2003
  9. Interesting. How does one perform a usenet search for the information
    that you mentioned.

    From all of this, seems like it is a car to avoid.
    Buckshot LeFunk, Dec 8, 2003
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    Bev A. Kupf Guest

    Go to groups.google.com and use the advanced search. I don't think the
    2000 S80 is a bad car.
    Bev A. Kupf, Dec 8, 2003
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