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BUYER BEWARE - STAY AWAY FROM 1999 S80 ...GO FOR YR MODEL 2000 AND ABOVE!!! by SINGLE MOM WALKIN' IN ATLANTA on 04/10/2009. Trim: 1999 Volvo S80 2.9, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: I love - love - love this car when it's working. It's a beautiful car that rides well and has VERY comfortable seats too. I also really enjoy the stereo...it's very clear, and has premium speakers.
Cons: Mechanically speaking - the car is garbage!!! I purchased mine used. My mom has two Volvo's and the models she owns have never given her any problems. I just naturally assumed that all Volvo's would be the same. As it turns out, the 1999 was the year they changed the body style on this vehicle and each mechanic (four total) I've spoken with has agreed that purchasing the 1999 was a mistake. I've experienced transmission, engine, cooling system, and HVAC issues with my car. I wish I'd purchased a 2000 from what the PROs say, it is light years ahead of the 1999 model.
Overall review: This would have been an amazing car if dependabilty were not an issue. Volvo really dropped the ball on the 1999 model!
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