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Best replacement car 4 a 2000 s80 wih "issues"?

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Old 07-19-2005, 08:33 AM
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Default Best replacement car 4 a 2000 s80 wih "issues"?

first off it has to be a volvo

Seccond i am not looking at new i am looking at used

I am looking at no more than 14,000

I got my s80 with 34,000 4 14,900 so i think that is reasonable price to pay 4 a volvo

So what would be the best (last me till 150-200 thousand miles) because this obviously will not

 
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Old 07-19-2005, 12:25 PM
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You know what that is a tough question. My daughter has a 99 S80 that is a great looking car that she only paid a little over $13,000 for more than a year ago. Only 40K on it and it's a T6 with every option. She has had quite a bit of trouble and was going to get rid of it. The problem was there was nothing she liked even close as much as she liked that car for under $22K.

I personally stay away from 99-01 Vovlo's. So that leaves you with spending more than you want to spend or getting something that is getting pretty old now. You can definitely get real good 98 S/V70's for quite a bit less that what you want to spend. I have read where the 98's are considered some of the best Volvo's made. Personally I lked my 94 better than my 98. The jury is still out on the 97, but so far so good.

I would go for spending less money and look a the 98 V70 or S70. I have one that I really like. Try to find the T5 or the R because they have all the high end accessories. I would also stay away from the AWD models because that is just more to go wrong. I don't know if you can get the 98 R w/o AWD though. If you go up to 02 or newer you are going to be over $20K most likley.

Hope this helps.
 
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Old 08-05-2005, 02:31 PM
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I know you all are gonna hate me for this but what about an audi what problems do they have?
 
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Old 08-05-2005, 03:34 PM
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They look like nice cars, but I know nothing about them. They made a car once that would come out of park, but that was a long time ago. I think I would rather have a BMW personally.
 
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Old 08-11-2005, 08:17 PM
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Default RE: Best replacement car 4 a 2000 s80 wih "issues"?

I know you all are gonna hate me for this but what about an audi what problems do they have?
Leave the forum now!! Just kidding. You might try to look at a used (2001-up) Audi S4 if you are into the sportier cars. They have very durable engines and great performance as well. If not, the A6 should be a good match as it is a larger luxury sedan. However, a good replacement would be the V70R. I have heard many good things about that car (keep in mind its a sports wagon).
 
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