Driving Impressions

Driving Impressions  - 2006 Volvo S80 Review - Reviews - Volvo S80

Understated and elegant, the S80 is spacious throughout and delivers a smooth, easy ride. Automatic-transmission shifts are smooth yet noticeable. The easy-to-drive S80 promises excellent control and precise handling, but the available navigation system's screen is difficult to read.

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    Paths
    The current menu level is displayed at the upper right of the center console display. Menu paths are displayed as follows, for example: The following is an example of how to set a function in the ...

    Streaming audio
    The vehicle's media player is equipped with Bluetooth and can play streaming audio files from a Bluetooth device such as a cell phone or personal digital assistant (PDA). Navigation and contro ...

    Brake pad inspection
    On vehicles equipped with a jack, the condition of the brake pads can be checked by raising the vehicle (see page 190 for information about using the jack and removing a wheel) and performing a vi ...