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Volvo S80 : Used

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Justin Pritchard
Pre-purchase inspection of a used S80 is strongly advised
Model:  Volvo S80 : Used

Vehicle Type:
Luxury Sedan

The Verdict:
Relatively low asking prices and high levels of luxury, space, and flagship status are arguably the largest draws to the used S80. Though information is somewhat inconclusive, shoppers are advised strongly against buying a model that hasn’t been subjected to a pre-purchase inspection of the engine, transmission, and electronics. A non-turbocharged, front-drive model will likely be the most affordable and reliable for the long-term.

2006 Volvo S80 rear 3/4 view
Photo: Volvo

Price Of A Used Volvo S80: Pricing for this generation S80 in the used market starts as low as $5,500 for an early, high-mileage unit, and climbs into the high-teens for a 2006 with about 50,000 kilometres on the dial. Note that pricing will vary depending on trim and equipment levels, and that selection is somewhat limited.

What Owners Like:
Typically, the S80’s promise of fuel efficiency, safety, and driving confidence attracted shoppers to showrooms with a spacious cabin, high-end interior design, and a comfortable, luxurious ride sealing the deal. Exterior styling, the up-level stereo system, and the seats are all highly rated, too.

What Owners Dislike:
Interestingly, the most common complaint of most S80 owners is the cupholder design and placement.

2006 Volvo S80  driver's cockpit
Photo: Volvo
Justin Pritchard
Justin Pritchard
Automotive expert