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Volvo S80 vs. Volvo S40 Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending December 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 and Model Percent of Average  
2007 - 2016 Volvo S80
60.8571428571% Best 144% Worst
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2005 - 2008 Volvo S40
59.7142857143% Best 142% Worst
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Volvo S80

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 full 2008 Volvo S80 review
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 full 2000 Volvo S80 review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Volvo S40

Volvo S40 Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 160hp 1.9L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
After 75k miles the dealer who sold it to me and where I had been servicing it told me I should get rid of it. The problem is sludge due to infrequent oil changes. The check engine light keeps coming on. This first happened before 40k miles. full 2002 Volvo S40 review
2002 4dr Wagon turbocharged 160hp 1.9L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
In general the car is well built, durable, and for the most part reliable. However, The electrical/electronic system is over-engineered, prone to failure, and expensive to repair (alternator $800!). full 2002 Volvo S40 review