2007 volvo s80 reviews




2007 volvo s80 reviews

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    FACT! Volvo is a Swedish automotive company. The name of the concern comes from the Latin language "Volv" and translates as "spinning", "rolling".

    Volvo S80 Road Test Volvo wants to sell the all-new S80 to conservatives, too. . Two new gee-whiz safety technologies get mixed reviews.

    2007 volvo s80 reviews

    2007 volvo s80 reviews

    BLIS uses sensors to detect if there is a car on either of your rear quarters, and turns on a light on the appropriate side's A pillar to let you know if something is there. The system uses a standard radio layout left volume knob and right tuning knob that keeps the interface simple. The six disc in-dash changer reads MP3 CDs, an auxiliary input jack is mounted in the center console, and our test car came with the optional Sirius satellite radio. The transmission with either engine is a smooth, new six-speed unit, with a gearshift-operated manumatic control but no paddle shifters, we're happy to say; no one should get into this car and pretend he's Fernando Alonso.

    2007 volvo s80 reviews

    2007 volvo s80 reviews

    2007 volvo s80 reviews

    2007 volvo s80 reviews

    2007 volvo s80 reviews

    Volvo S80 Road Test - MotorTrend

    The Good The blind-spot sensor and the adaptive cruise control are two excellent options in the Volvo S The car also has a very well-appointed interior. The Bad The premium stereo in the S80 is tuned entirely to the front seats, completely ignoring rear-seat passengers. Handling is a bit weak, with the car producing a floaty feeling during hard cornering.

    Its cleanly designed cabin has a nice feel, but this is no sports car, even when outfitted with the Sports package. With unique electronic accident-avoidance equipment in the Volvo S80, the Swedish car maker maintains its focus on safety. Ford's stewardship of the Volvo brand has kept a steady stream of quality cars coming out of northern Europe. The S80, a large sedan with a V-8, comes on a bit stronger than the other two, but we liked it no less by the end of our review period.

    2007 volvo s80 reviews

    From the side, the S80 borders on bland, with the curved roofline used on so many other cars. But little touches, such as the beltline crease that melds into a hood bulge, keep its European refinement intact. The grille is classic Volvo, although the company shed its boxy look long ago.

    Dual exhaust pipes denote the car's performance character. And in keeping with its safety theme, the windows all around the car seem just a bit larger than other modern sedans. This sedan is aimed squarely at the luxury market, with a bit of performance thrown in. Along with its powerful V-8 engine, it gets all-wheel drive. The interior looks and feels very good, with fine construction and materials. Our tester came with a number of very interesting options, including a blind-spot warning system, adaptive cruise control, and potential collision warning.

    2007 volvo s80 reviews

    We also got the premium Dynaudio stereo system, which sounded very good on paper, but not so good in the car. When we saw that our S80 came with the Dynaudio premium sound system, we convened the court again. With the members of the court in the front and rear passenger seats, we drove around San Francisco, evaluating the audio quality under normal driving conditions. We listened to selected tracks by Gang Star, the Beatles, and Ursula From the back seat, both Donald and Mike were unimpressed with the stereo.

    We quickly found that, with the stereo set to Dolby ProLogic II, the rear-seat passengers could barely hear anything. We switched to the stereo's three-channel setting, which improved matters a bit. Donald comments, "The only sound I was getting either spilled over from the front of the car or came up at me from my ankles by way of the in-door speakers. It was like being up against the back wall of a movie theater--with all the action in front of you or off to the side. Jasmine, sitting in the front seat, had a very different audio experience.

    We had much higher expectations for this system, but, while it sounded very good in the front seats, we can't rate it highly because it totally ignores the rear seats. In the cabin With its clean, light-colored interior and contoured surfaces, the interior of the S80 reminded us more than a little of We particularly like Volvo's design for its center stack, a panel that slants down from the dashboard to the console. It even leaves space behind it, enhancing the panel design. The dashboard itself curves up in a gentle hill over the instrument cluster.

    2007 volvo s80 reviews

    Even the arm rests, inset in the doors, form a nice curve. Straight lines seem unwelcome inside the S We mentioned the disappointing performance of the stereo above, but we weren't disappointed by its audio sources. The six disc in-dash changer reads MP3 CDs, an auxiliary input jack is mounted in the center console, and our test car came with the optional Sirius satellite radio.

    Even though the interface is limited to a small radio display, its black text on off-white background is very readable, and Volvo does some clever design tricks to make it very usable. The system uses a standard radio layout left volume knob and right tuning knob that keeps the interface simple. Although we like selecting CD tracks by turning the tuning knob, it can be problematic for MP3 CDs with lots of music. Our car didn't have the navigation system, which was probably just as well, because on the C70 we found the screen placement, which would be similar on the S80, subject to very bad glare.

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