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Old 10-12-2017, 11:17 AM
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Default Buying a higher milage S80 V8

Hi all,

I am looking to buy an '08 S80 V8 with higher milage. In addition to the standard mechanical items to look at, is there anything in particular I should pay close attention to when inspecting it? I know that the early V8's suffered a balance shaft bearing problem but I believe this was fixed on the '06 onwards models. How is the transmission - do they tend to last beyond 200,000 or maybe 300,000kms? Where do the engines typically leak from?

I've had a few Volvos over the years, but what gets my interest with this S80 is that it is based on the same platform as the Mondeo which I've also owned in the past.

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