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Mercury Sable vs. Volvo S80 Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2010 Volvo S80 41
37.1428571429% 37.1428571429% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  32 S80s, 10.1 months of data per S80, average 73400 miles

Most cars in this sample are V70s and XC70s.

 

2009 Mercury Sable   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Sables, 10.0 months of data per Sable, average 113000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2009 Volvo S80   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 S80s, 9.6 months of data per S80, average 81200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2008 Mercury Sable 72
57.6923076923% 57.6923076923% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  65 Sables, 9.8 months of data per Sable, average 102000 miles

Common problem with corrosion on leading edge of the hood.
2008 Volvo S80 59
43.4065934066% 43.4065934066% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  37 S80s, 9.9 months of data per S80, average 84400 miles

Most cars in this sample are V70s and XC70s.

 

2007 Volvo S80   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 S80s, 10.8 months of data per S80, average 84100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2005 Mercury Sable   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Sables, 10.4 months of data per Sable, average 118700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2004 Mercury Sable   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Sables, 9.3 months of data per Sable, average 113800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2004 Volvo S80   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 S80s, 10.3 months of data per S80, average 124200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2003 Mercury Sable   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Sables, 7.8 months of data per Sable, average 140900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2002 Mercury Sable   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Sables, 8.5 months of data per Sable, average 136700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2001 Mercury Sable   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Sables, 9.4 months of data per Sable, average 121300 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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Volvo S80 Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Have almost completed 11 months. Till now no major breakdown or service requirements... Will be able to comment after 24 months of use. However, preventive maintenance cost stings a bit
Volvo S80 Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2000 4dr Sedan turbocharged 268hp 2.8L I6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
previous owner put in trans, throttle body, brake module, strut and supp, I replaced siren (caused sys malfunc), melted term in main fuse box, cam actuator, re-wrapped wire harness in engine compartment due to excessive heat, lower control arms, tie rods