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.
My Dream Car
2005 Volvo S60T - Chicago03/27/2012
While it's not a 2012 but it runs and feels like a 2012. I love my Volvo! Didn't realize what a wonderful ride it gives. It was extremely Windy barely felt the wind while driving my Volvo, but driving my child's Nissan Altima (2010) same day, I thought the car was going to take off and fly into the wind! My Volvo has a heavy smooth ride and if you dont watch it you can easily surpass the speed limit because it do not feel like you are speeding!!
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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