The year and model of car was what I wanted and the exterior and interior color was important to. I like the style and comfort of the seats and of course all the great electronic features. I had the car shipped from Carmax Orlando to Birmingham. The car arrived as expected and I picked it up early one morning. Something I missed during the inspection was a difference in a Passenger side door color. It had been damaged and repainted. After a few days of driving the car I noticed a rear tire noise that sounded like a out of round tire. After taking to several tire companies it was confirmed that the two back tires were out of round. Several weeks later I took the car to my Volvo dealer in Atlanta and they found a leaking component.
After an extensive shopping experience we finally settled on a 2008 Volvo S80. We are very happy with our selection. It was a good choice for us.
exactly what I wanted
2008 Volvo S80EDP in Balto - Baltimore, MD09/07/2012
This is my second S80. The first one was a 2001 and when it was all said and done, it had 253,000+ miles on it. You can certainly understand why I wanted another one. The 2001 is stll running well for the new owner.
In 2007 Volvo released the new body style for the S80 and I knew immediately what my next car would be.
I have received nothing but compliments on this car. Even the guy at Jiffy Lube mentioned how beautiful the upgrade to the old interior is. If you like a simple and clean interior layout, this is your car. The dash isn't cluttered, everything is intuitively positioned and the wood is beautiful. I looked at several of the other cars in this class and their dashes are just too busy and gaudy for my taste.
I have heard some people were worried that this car is underpowered with its 3.2 liter 6 cylinder engine and don't think anything can be further from the truth. Of course the 8 cylinder and the Turbo engines are "beefier", but I have no complaints when trying to pass at highway speeds or needing to power myself out of harm's way in the city.
I commend Volvo for making changes that improve the ownership experience. Ever change a Volvo headlight on a pre-2007 model? The one clip removal of the new headlight assembly will be a pleasant surprise.
The only caveat for this car and all the cars in this class is fuel economy. Realistically, you can barely call it that. These cars love gas and aren't shy about it, but if you're looking in this car class it's a pretty even playing field. The manual says the S80 3.2 can burn regular gas. Many people prefer premium, but I'm very happy with mid-grade.
I drive between 2500 and 3000 miles monthly so I wanted a car I like and a car that's safe. I like the idea of having the odds in my favor to walk away from a serious accident if I'm unfortunate enough to have one. There are lots of safe cars, but Volvo is definately at or near the top of that list.
This car is comfortable, great looking, and a joy to drive. I'm very happy with my purchase.
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