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Mercury Sable vs. Volvo S80 Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Mercury Sable or Volvo S80 reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Mercury Sable and the Volvo S80 truly differ in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Mercury Sable and Volvo S80 reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Mercury Sable and the Volvo S80 were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Mercury Sable and the Volvo S80 have been recently.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2010 Volvo S80 30 S80s, 9.7 months of data per S80, average 48900 miles

Most cars in this sample are V70s and XC70s.
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60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Mercury Sable   12 Sables, 9.4 months of data per Sable, average 87700 miles

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2009 Volvo S80   16 S80s, 10.1 months of data per S80, average 65300 miles

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2008 Mercury Sable 61 Sables, 10.0 months of data per Sable, average 83800 miles

Common problem with corrosion on leading edge of the hood.
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30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Volvo S80 46 S80s, 10.6 months of data per S80, average 66500 miles

Most cars in this sample are V70s and XC70s.
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50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Volvo S80   19 S80s, 9.8 months of data per S80, average 71100 miles

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2005 Mercury Sable   15 Sables, 9.9 months of data per Sable, average 107300 miles

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2004 Mercury Sable   13 Sables, 10.1 months of data per Sable, average 99900 miles

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2004 Volvo S80   14 S80s, 8.6 months of data per S80, average 114500 miles

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2003 Mercury Sable 25 Sables, 7.2 months of data per Sable, average 134000 miles93
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Mercury Sable   15 Sables, 8.9 months of data per Sable, average 121700 miles

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2001 Mercury Sable 27 Sables, 8.9 months of data per Sable, average 129700 miles115
70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Volvo S80   10 S80s, 8.8 months of data per S80, average 138300 miles

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2000 Mercury Sable   24 Sables, 8.5 months of data per Sable, average 151500 miles

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1999 Mercury Sable   10 Sables, 9.4 months of data per Sable, average 134200 miles

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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