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Volvo S80 owner reviews

“The Volvo S80 is a well-equipped and extremely comfortable saloon car, but it’s due to be replaced soon and rivals are far better to drive.”

Carbuyer Rating

2.2 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.3 out of 5

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Reviews

Owner Reviews

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Common Problems

  • Electrics (3 cases)

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5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

D4

Year

2015

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Been driving through Europe to Italy last three years in Mercedes, Audi and finally Volvo S80, bringing a family of four persons along. The Volvo is by far the FIRST pick for ALL of us. The Volvo is so supportive to the driver and comfortable in driving long distances it completely outperforms the two rivals. And I'm talking about 10 hours of driving per day. We now have two cars, of which one is a Mercedes. But, all our future cars will be Volvos. The Volvos are also well built to withstand corrosion for many years while Mercedes are hit hard by corrosion.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE Sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

D5 EXECUTIVE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Ideal for my requirements
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

S.E., 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Excellent value for the money.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Tell us what you think about your car?
No problems to report
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

43
Tell us what you think about your car?
Excellent
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE LUX, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Best seats/interior styling of any car in its class great safety features do not compromise any other aspect of the car needs more power (or a chip uprate) adequate fuel economy and not expensive to insure very relaxing car to drive.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2.4d5 se, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2.4 Litre D5

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
Fantastic saloon car, and great value on second hand. Shame it depreciates like a rock in a pond, but other than the price to run it, there's not much I would change. Perhaps it's not as sporty as a BMW, but it's not meant for track. It'll easily do motorway miles, and keep you fresh at the end of a long journey. There's plenty of space inside to pack a family of 5 and their suitcases, though in the diesel version, the power is very much there with it's 0-60 within 6 seconds, but isn't as immediate as I hoped. A lot of anticipation is needed negotiating roundabouts, overtaking and coming out of junctions. A lot of thought has gone into the aesthetics and it feels like a premium car whenever I drive it. The steering is responsive, ride height is in a good position, and on UK bumpy roads, it does a good job in absorbing the bumps.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
No problems at all so far
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Tell us what you think about your car?
NEVER HAD ANY PROBLEMS
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48
Tell us what you think about your car?
No issues yet
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

D5 SE LUXURY

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
Excellent car the best I have ever driven and much more comfortable than other cars in its class
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

se sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Comfortable, very stylish interior. powerful with reasonable fuel economy.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2.4 litre disel se

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

26
Tell us what you think about your car?
I bought this car back in 2009 to replace my awfully unreliable Renault Laguna estate. I wanted a large executive car with lots of power. There was a 4.4 litre v8 awd version, which is the car I was going to buy, but due to that car having been sold before I got it, I ended up with the 2.4 litre diesel. The Renault Laguna was actually my wife's car, and I had previously owned a Jaguar XKR. So I wasn't used to the performance of this car. It was awfully slow and didn't sound very nice. I thought that at least I would get a better mileage from a smaller more economical engine. But on the motorway I only averaged 23 mpg, awful! The car is comfortable and reliable, I have now covered 120,000 miles and everything still works. I will be selling this car in exchange for a Lexus GS450h later this year, hoping to get more performance and economy.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34
Tell us what you think about your car?
Typical Volvo. Unbreakable!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

se sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Comfortable, very stylish interior. powerful with reasonable fuel economy.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Enjoyable to drive - comfortable seats - reasonable fuel economy up to 45/46mpg - excellent servicing from volvo. Always feels safe to drive.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

D5 SE LUX, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
This is a great car for motorway driving and seats are fantastic..even after 5 hours driving i have no discomfort (apart from old age). Only niggle was it was missing a sixth gear to get engine revs down & fuel economy up on the motorway.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

2 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Executive, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Very high quality car spoilt by, as yet unsolved, regular, spontaneous electrical/electronic issues.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE Sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Very comfortable, easy to drive, and also a stand-out among executive cars. Only drawback is a typical 32mpg (averaging around 30mph), which is poor for a diesel and has not markedly improved with age.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

se premium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
As far as comfort it is very hard to beat my wife a has ml320 and we have had a number of mercs but they never reach the comfort standard of volvo's, i have had over 20 volvo's and the s80 is the most comfortable
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

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