2011 Volvo S80 Owner Ratings & Reviews

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2011 Volvo S80 - This S40's styling reflects Volvo's more curvaceous aesthetic while the cabin featured an upscale vibe along with the company's trademark ultra-slim center stack design. The driving position was snug and comfortable, but adults seated in the rear might fi

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Los Angeles, California
Overall
2.0
Value
3.0
Performance
1.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
3.0
Fuel Economy
1.0
Reliability
2.0
I like it Volvo added safety features to the S40 and made minor styling changes to the headlights and interior. The company also brought out a new five-speed automatic transmission. For 2003, power was increased to 170 hp, and a CD player became standard. In 2004, Volvo added an LSE trim to the lineup to sustain interest in the car until the current generation launched later in the year. A four-speed automatic transmission delivered power to the front wheels, and there was no manual transmission or AWD option. Standard features included ABS, automatic climate control, power windows and locks, and heated mirrors, while features like leather upholstery and a power driver seat were optional. He seats are very nice and designed to mold very well to your body, much more comfortable than my ... (more)
Story
I ordered this car last May and took delivery in January. Since then it has been in the shop 12 days for a myriad of ailments. "Hybrid System Failure" warning had it in the shop 8 days. Parking brake failure and alarm had it in the shop 4 days. The touch screen cuts in and out while driving, sometimes the windows won't roll down, it wouldn't shut off once. Lots of electrical glitches. The batt... (more)
Pros
8 -way power driver seat Passenger seat with manual adjustable lumbar support Driver seat with manual adjustable lumbar support Height adjustable driver seat Height adjustable passenger seat Cloth Bucket front seats Remote keyless power door locks Power mirrors Heated mirrors 2 one-touch power windows Cruise control Front and rear cup holders Front door pockets Remote trunk release Retained accessory power
Cons
Overly busy and firm ride quality; base engine comes up short on performance and real-world fuel economy; some touch screen controls are hard to use.