As a result, the T6 is quite responsive when cruising at moderate speeds, say 25-50 mph. The engine makes driving it really exciting when you put your foot down, but at the same time giving you good gas mileage as I can usually get 27 mpg out of it. I took it for a test drive and it was surprised at how quick it was, considering that it was a somewhat obese, front wheel drive luxury car. The engine purrs at idle. The steering feel is on the light side; more feel and more tire V-rated Michelins on optional 17-inch wheels would correct an understeering tendency when the car is pushed, even with the stability and traction control engaged. The leather-clad front seats feel rich and firm and provide ample support, with just enough bolstering for a snug fit. The brake pedal takes some getting used to, having a lot of travel and a somewhat sudden response pattern at the bottom.
Looking at this car logically, it has the wherewithal to join this exclusive club. Furthermore, Volvo charges the following when their certified warrantly does not cover this problem. Would you rather your son or daughter be in an old Accord or Camry which cost more, on average, for a used car , or in this Volvo? It also makes for much more of an interesting first car instead of a Honda Civic. Doesn't sound like a big deal but as I'm driving and glance down I find myself glancing at the tach first. It can be done in the 2002 Volvo S80 75th Anniversary Edition sedan. Perhaps more than any other vehicle I've owned, this car feels safe in the rain.
The Volvo S80 is improved for 2002, with a revised navigation system, improved engine management, and enhanced traction control. Volvo's most serious challenge to these luxury-brand kingpins is the S80 T6 Anniversary Edition, 500 of which will be built to mark the company's 75th birthday. The engine is silky smooth and matted to a smooth 4 speed Geartronic transmission, in standard automatic mode the transmission shifts smoothly, though in the manual mode there is a slight delay between upshifts and downshifts. I asked my local Volvo mechanic to check the transmission for any possible issues and he found none. Another option is a refrigerator in the rear center armrest.
Front tyres v badly worn on inner edge- Alignment showed the combined toe-in was 3degrees and should have been maximum 1degree. Is it as distinctive as, say, a Bimmer, Merc, or Audi? The button to activate it though is put on the opposite side of the gear label. The rear-view mirror dims automatically, and the adjustable outside mirrors have a memory function. And I am completely satisfied four months and 5k miles later. Another option is a refrigerator in the rear center armrest. With its more powerful engine, the T6 is a rocket. Bothered by the suspension though, on poor surfaces.
The wheels look almost new. To commemorate the 75th anniversary of its first car, Volvo heightens comfort levels for rear-seat passengers with a special trim level. Tax, tags, title, administration fees, and license fees are not included in price or payment. Subject to approved buyer credit. Manufacturer Info Sources: 1-800-550-5658 -. Serious progress But the 2.
It rides on the same platform as the less expensive S60 sedan and V70 wagon. Wherever the driver positions the tilt steering wheel, the center-placed speedometer and tachometer remain in plain view. Repairs: When I bought it, I replaced the water pump and timing belt. Its small twin turbochargers spool up quickly to develop maximum power at low rpm: its 280 pounds-feet of torque are available from 1800 to 5000 rpm and 272 horsepower at 5400 rpm. I have one other problem with the power outlets. Also for 2002, Volvo has added a 75th Anniversary Edition model.
Another issue I have is that I also drive a few other vehicles regularly and they all have the Tach on the left on the speedometer to the right where as this Volvo has the Speedometer to the left with the Tach to the right. The Special Edition S80 can be distinguished by the body-colored bumpers and moldings. Its leather would pass muster in a Coach store; its wood trim could panel a Chippendale; its controls feel like those of a high-end audio system; and all the bits and pieces in its cabin are put together with craftsmanlike skill. The dual climate controls are intuitive and attractive, and allow separate temperature adjustment for the driver and passenger. Difficulty seeing out of rear windows due to the size of the head rests Elite model has the video screens on the back side of the head rests. The spare use of a simple, dark simulated wood lends a nice, understated accent.
The Germans earned theirs over generations, and the Japanese got in the door by underpricing their cars until they were eventually accepted. With its more powerful engine, the T6 is a rocket. It comes with everything associated with a premium luxury sedan, including leather seating surfaces, automatic air conditioning with dual controls, power windows, alloy wheels, anti-lock brakes and traction control. Upon doing some research which I should have done before buying the car I found out that faulty transmissions are common for them. The front defrost system seems to have been adapted from an industrial application and is beyond capable of providing a clear windshield in any situation.