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Road Test - Volvo S80 T5 (A)
23 Aug 2011  |  Volvo Reviews
Having reviewed all the variants of the S80, Volvo tempts its fan base and pleasures us with its new and more powerful T5. Just how does it compare to its siblings on the tarmac? Read More
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   Consumer Reviews of Volvo S80
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OVERALL RATING
 
12 Reviewers
4 out of 5
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Comfort
4.5/5 Reliability
4/5
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Handling
3.5/5 Features
4/5
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Exterior Styling
4/5 Interior Design
4/5
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Value for money
4/5 Engine Performance
4.5/5
10 out of 12 (83.3%) reviewers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
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Unbelievable good experience with luxurious Volvo S80 2012 1.6L
 |  Neutral Newbie |
 02 Oct 2012
I will recommend this vehicle to a friend
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Comfort 4/5 Reliability 4/5
Handling 3/5 Features 4/5
Exterior Styling 3/5 Interior Design 4/5
Value for money 3/5 Engine Performance 4/5

Review
After a good two months research, and based on personal preference, I have decided to go for Volvo S80 2012.

The 2012 Volvo S80 is equipped with seriously responsive fast 1.6L turbocharged engine, I'm truly excited and it feels really great to drive, getting around the city and during on ECP/PIE expressway is so fun and enjoyable. It just make you happy.

As many reviewers consistently praise, the front seats in the S80 is one of the most comfortable in the automotive world, it's like taking your luxurious home sofa out with you.

The handling is fine but could be better, it has less sporty feels but give you the confidence to handle the road. Once on the road, the drive is smooth and pleasant. (Except that the break is stiff, cannot confirm until next schedule maintenance.)

Volvo's flagship sedan S80 exterior is fashionable with a taste of royal class.
Indeed I have taken time comparing the S60 and S80 model, BMW 5 series and Mercedes Benz S Class, it basically come down to your personally preference.
I like the spacious design, easy to access features, the big screen and material used.

City Safety obstacle-alert system standard on the 2012 S80, and camera-related active-safety features including full Auto Brake, adaptive Cruise Control. I have personally experienced an auto stop during a slow traffic, it's just so cool.

Price in Singapore for Volvo is negotiably less 5-10%, but I got a fairly good deal during their warehouse sales event.

My Volvo S80 2012 comes with the easy and complete entertainment system, DVD Video, seductive sound system, specially builded removable Garmin GPS system, iPod, iPhone, USB device ready. You will be amazed with the in-car bluetooth hand-free phone system. I have no more compliant.

What I like
1. The after-sale service, they truly provide a luxurious service.
2. The 1.6-litre turbocharged engine with 180Bhp / 5700 rpm, 6 gears power shift
3. Much spacious then the S60 and come with keyless entry
4. Complete entertainment system with hand free phone capability
5. Low COE, road tax and much better fuel consumption.

What I do not like
Volvo should have market their product better here in Asia.

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New interior refreshed S80 T4 with new center console
 |  Neutral Newbie |
 29 Jun 2012
I will recommend this vehicle to a friend
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Comfort 5/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 4/5 Features 3/5
Exterior Styling 3/5 Interior Design 4/5
Value for money 3/5 Engine Performance 4/5

Review
Impressed by the 1.6 turbo that carry this 1.6 tons car. The seat is still one of the best in the business, and in my personal opinion the seat is better than Audi or BMW. Unfortunately the T4 does not come with rain sensor and auto-light sensor, otherwise you can't even tell what engine size from the exterior. The car has very impressive 'traffic light' performance. Running on highway is very comfortable and extremely stable. Overally I like the comfort, engine performance, and expecially road tax.

What I like
Seat very comfortable, more than enough 1.6 turbo engine, stable and steady car. Very roomy interior.

What I do not like
No rain and light sensor on T4.

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The S80 @ 1.6L.
Premium UserMervynwm 
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 09 Apr 2011
I will recommend this vehicle to a friend
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Comfort 4/5 Reliability 4/5
Handling 4/5 Features 3/5
Exterior Styling 3/5 Interior Design 3/5
Value for money 4/5 Engine Performance 3/5

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Tried this S80 @ 1.6L....the design is still a boxy Volvo....think they must re-define their design soon...

Features I was surprised that its the same as the conventional S80 2.0L and above except for 1 or 2..

The move off I feel sluggish, could be due to the smaller 1.6L engine, even I was told had turbo charged in it.

Drive was smooth and overtaking is marginally ok as you can hear the rev of the engine when you step on it to do overtaking

The thing I like is the parking sensors that even covers the side sensors which is actually the front and back that is equipped with wider coverage.

Another thing is their aircon for rear seating passengers are at the side pillars which is nice and according to the salesperson, its better that way to blow the aircon to the chest or body level than conventional design at the centre console which blows to knees only.

Overall its a VOLVO still with the safety in it (like their patented SIPS) and drive was reasonable except for the sluggish pickup which is preferable to get their 2.0L instead.

What I like
Same features as a 2.0L S80
Parking sensors that tells you even on side obstacles
Many additionals from factory level to choose from and price is reasonable

What I do not like
Pickup sluggish when moving off from the start or at traffic light (maybe its due to a small engine)...better to take the 2.0L instead if price difference is minimum.

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Worst Aftersales Service And Workmanship Ever
 |  Neutral Newbie |
 20 Jan 2011
I will not recommend this vehicle to a friend
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Comfort 4/5 Reliability 1/5
Handling 3/5 Features 3/5
Exterior Styling 3/5 Interior Design 3/5
Value for money 1/5 Engine Performance 4/5

Review
Bought a brand new S80 in 2008. Drove it for nearly two years and sold it in 2010.

S80 is nice to drive and very comfortable. Unfortunately, here are the problems encountered.

1. Metal strip on boot below volvo wording came off within months.
2. Advance aging of driver leather seat within 6 month.
3. Front passenger door window could not auto close.
4. Front passenger door panel was not closed properly after servicing.
5. Car door panel was fixed up but the door knob was missing.
6. After door knob was replaced, the front passenger door couldn?t be open from the inside.
7. Steering wheels scratched during Servicing.
8. Waited a few months for the correct steering wheel to arrive for replacement by authorised dealer.

What I like
Initially everything about the car, the 3 year/60000km free servicing provided.
However, all tarnished by the terrible aftesales service and workmanship.

What I do not like
The poor workmanship and aftersales service.
Terrible resale value even if you trade in for a new volvo.

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All rounder car
Premium UserJtsjv 
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 13 Dec 2010
I will recommend this vehicle to a friend
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Comfort 5/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 5/5 Features 5/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 5/5
Value for money 5/5 Engine Performance 5/5

Review
It comes with beautiful exterior design, well thought of and planned interior layout. A wonderfully designed car that probably won't be out of fashion even ten years after this car was first released in 2006.

Safety features are plenty. Car is stable to drive at 170 in Malaysia, quiet and comfortable. It handles most city driving cornering very well, and absorbs all uneven roads as though they did not exist.

Car is heavy, but it accelerates effortlessly. 90% of the times i drive, my rpm is below 2000rpm, and i'm already usually faster than all other cars around me after the traffic light turns green.
Fuel consumption is good, average about 9-10km/l for me, something decent for a 2.5L car weighing 1.7 tonnes.

Aftersales service is splendid too. Meticulous attention and quick response can be expected.
Overall, a great car to get as a whole.

3rd Volvo driven, previously a 2.4i V50, and currently concurrently a 3.2l XC70.
Next will be a volvo still.

Wonder if a 7 seater volvo that can compete with Audi Q7 or Merc Benz R Class will be available. XC100 or S100 (for S Class or 7 series equiv).

What I like
As mentioned above.
More spacious than competitors - E Class, 5 series.

What I do not like
Not much.

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4 stars - based on 12 reviews