Platinum Edition, 4WD/AWD, Turbo Charged Engine, Leather Seats, Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera
6 Cylinders, 4WD, 3.0L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 30K Miles, Blue/White
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.
Great ride especially on the highway, what is even greater is the gas mileage - it is rated about 25MPG on the highway but I was getting around 27.5MPG instead even if my right foot was a bit heavy... I love the legroom and headroom, the solid ride and the other options like the bluetooth, blind spot information system (BLIS). Great value for your money! All in all, a great luxury car but it is not flashy, it is just very elegant...
This car is not a Grand Prix car from a handling perspective, but I absolutely LOVE everything else about this car. It has plenty of power, smooth powerband, acceptable MPG, extremely comfortable, absolutely reliable, and THE BEST CAR I HAVE EVER DRIVEN IN THE SNOW. I have driven almost all of them, and this thing is a beast. It is nice looking with high-end wheels, great sound system, stops on a dime, the list goes. on. I have never liked a car or truck more.