It's not going to slam you back in the seat and make your eyeballs bleed, but it packs enough punch to get this two-ton sedan smartly and silently up to speed in a few seconds. But it's also even sleeker than previous S80's, and the new roof is said to work better in the wind tunnel. As with other Volvo's this year, V-O-L-V-O is spelled out wider and bolder on the trunk lid. Braking is worry-free, but one test model suffered from a slightly mushy pedal. Optional adaptive cruise control allows the driver to maintain set following distances with the cars ahead: the system will accelerate or slow the car as needed.
All I had to do was show confirmation of the difference and they matched the lower price! The front seats have been reapportioned, with perforated, heated and cooled, fan-driven ventilated upholstery now optional. Maximum speed is electronically limited to 155 mph. . While the S80's naturally-aspirated in-line six-cylinder engine makes the 3. Anchoring the mix, the front-drive 3.
If every car buying experience was like this, car buying would not be in a negative light! In 2009 comes a fully revised list of features. Among the options, a new system primes the brakes before an accident; blind-spot detectors send audible alerts; and a keyfob connected to an in-car sensor lets the driver know if the security system has been breached—and if it senses a heartbeat in the car. An analog clock at the center of the panel is standard on the V8 and optional on T6. Very solid, great sound system, fun to drive. Having the same architecture of the sedan, we would expect similar levels of safety for which Volvo has become synonymous. All versions match leather, wood and brushed aluminum trim with legible analog gauges, well-placed controls and Volvo's elegant slim-line center stack that houses the audio and climate control switchgear. An all-wheel-drive system is standard on the 2009 Volvo S80 V-8 and available with the six-cylinder engine.
It's fast, comfortable and roomy. The navigation system, when ordered, pops up out of the dashtop, either by using the steering-wheel-mounted controls on the right rear of the wheel or the provided remote control, which stores in the console. The rude manager then gets on the phone to tell me not to waste my time coming there. It's arguably the most distinctive. Interior Features The instruments in the S80 are mounted in the traditional Volvo trapezoidal binnacle, and Volvo's watch dial instrument faces are now standard on all models. Currently the Volvo S80 has a score of 8. The flagship of Volvo's sedan fleet embodies a Swedish approach to style, creature comforts and leading-edge safety features while offering multiple powertrain configurations and solid value pricing.
The base engine is generally considered too weak for the class. The model lineup for 2009 includes the normally aspirated S80 3. Brushed aluminum door moldings and heated rear seats are available in the Climate Package. Can this be a practical fix to a very expensive repair? All come with a six-speed automatic transmission and Geartronic manual override. Today, Volvo has gotten in on the act, taking the wraps of the Chinese-market-specific S80L at the Guangzhou Auto Show in China. It was low and sleek, and rounded at the nose; but with broad shoulders and slab sides suggesting the much-loved 122 of 1956. A menu system tailors the seats, rearview mirrors, climate control, audio, navigation, and, the amount of steering wheel feel in the car's speed-dependent power steering system.
Model Lineup The S80 3. Seating is still a strong point in the 2009 Volvo S80. The new 18-inch Fortuna Diamond Cut, offered on both six-cylinder models, has seven spokes with a sharp, almost machined appearance that varies with the light. The previous S80 looked like a big car. Throughout the line, ride comfort is great, but the suspension in the V-8 could be firmer yet; even in Advanced mode, the Volvo S80 could use tighter suspension. The 2009 lineup includes the front-drive S80 3.
Safety has been a high priority with Volvo since it started building automobiles—and the 2009 Volvo S80 definitely benefits. The V8 is the first Volvo has ever built, but reviewers generally agree that the turbocharged inline six-cylinder model is the best value. He stated he could not speak to me right now I would need to make an appointment as he is busy, also he told me I would need to get a certified paper from mechanic with issues so he can show his boss. Driving Impressions The Volvo S80 is a rock-solid sedan, a wonderful steed for covering large swaths of highway quickly and comfortably. It's surefooted in its stance and solid on the highway. Units Affected 416 Apparently, extra-long cars are all the rage in Chinese executive transport these days.
Up front, a domed hood still flows into a rectangular grille trans-sected by Volvo's trademark diagonal stripe. Up front, a domed hood still flows into a rectangular grille trans-sected by Volvo's trademark diagonal stripe. Executive Package Finding amenities that transform a luxury sedan into a mini-limo is uncommon in this price range, as is the optional rear seat refrigerator. The Venator also 18-inch, but carried over from last year also has seven slim spokes but a cleaner, brighter look that makes it our esthetic favorite for both the 3. The bumpers are clear of arbitrary detail. The S80 has an excellent safety score. I only wished I followed my own advise before replacing hubs anyway.
Once again, the 2009 Volvo S80 offers three models based around their engines: the 3. While the abundance of buttons can seem complicated, the controls are actually very easy to use. The T6 adds a turbocharged engine, electronic parking brake and upgraded instrumentation. Dynamic Stability and Traction Control is available on all models All 2009 Volvo S80s come standard with antilock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, anti-whiplash front head restraints and seatbelt pre-tensioners in all five positions. All three engines are backed by an electronically controlled six-speed Geartronic automatic transmission with a manual-style Sportshift mode.