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considering a 2000 s80 2.9, and a few questions...

Old 09-01-2010, 06:07 PM
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Default considering a 2000 s80 2.9, and a few questions...

so i am looking at getting a 2000 s80 2.9 among some other cars, but i cant find any info on it, so i was wondering what you guys here thought/know about it.

1)is it a timing chain or a timing belt?
2)how good is the accleration, ie 0-60 times, torque curve, etc.
3)how does it ride and how does it handle?
4)is it reliable past 112k?
5)are the electrical problems really as bad as i have heard? or is it minor, annoyance type stuff?

i havent procured a test drive yet, but wanted to know what you thought

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Old 09-01-2010, 08:05 PM
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I have a 2001 S80 non turbo. Being that I take car of my cars to the extreme, I wouldn't purchase a 2000 used due to several issues. The timing belt is just that. The transmission is a weak point and some electronics are a nightmare. If you do the work youraelf, then it may be an option fpr you, but the replacememt parts will be as much as the purchase price.
Old 09-01-2010, 08:57 PM
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The worst component of the early S80's are the GM transmissions, if it hasn't been repaired/replaced by 112k, it will need to be sooner then later. The timing belt is not a big deal, a lot of cars use belts instead of chains, but at 112k, it should be on it's way to be replaced soon (if it hasn't already).

As for driving one, I think they're great, I love the tight suspension (typical European car) and performance is decent, but not overly impressive (I have a 2.5T).
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