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My best Volvo yet by NickPA on 07/06/2006. Trim: 2003 Volvo S80 T6, Owned 3 years.
Pros: Powerful, comfortable, quick, reliable, good fuel economy (I can actually get 30 mpg on the freeway IF (repeat IF) I work at it. It's not a fun way to drive, but I can do it. Normally get 27 mpg on freeway. Volvo safety is well-known. The optional sound system is excellent. Most comfortable seats I've ever sat on. Excellent snow and ice car (I have snow tires). My local dealer is outstanding.
Cons: Transmission is a little sluggish. You can really tell the difference if you use the manual shift feature. Road noise is fairly high on Pennsylvania freeways, but not as bad on some other states' roads! Volvo discontinued their On Call Plus (like On Star) service just last month (June '06), that's really rotten.
Overall review: Bought it new in 2003, and it's my best Volvo yet (I've owned 5 Volvo's so far, each better than the earlier one). There will probably be a new C70 in the family in the next 12 months. Too bad the T6 engine has been done away with. Volvo needs to find a replacement for Volvo on Call Plus...even Chevy has On Star!
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