Used Volvo S80 Saloon 1998-2006 review

Category: Executive car

Section: Ownership cost

Volvo S80 Saloon (98-06)
  • Volvo S80 Saloon (98-06)
  • Volvo S80 Saloon (98-06)

Ownership cost

What used Volvo S80 saloon will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Volvo S80 saloon?

If you can set your badge snobbery aside, your money will go an awful lot further on a Volvo S80 than it will on the equivalent BMW 5 Series or Audi A6. You'll end up with a much better-equipped car, too.

The petrol engines can cover 12,000 miles or go for a year before needing a service, while the diesels are on slightly shorter, 10,000-mile intervals, which isn't too bad - especially when you consider that Volvo dealers charge less than their BMW and Audi counterparts for servicing. However, independent Volvo experts tend to be slightly more expensive than those who specialise in used BMWs and Audis.