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Looking at this S80. Pls comment.

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Old 01-28-2011, 02:33 PM
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Question Looking at this S80. Pls comment.

One of our local dealerships:

http://www.rubystreetmotors.com/inde...&listingID=144

Seems like a very good price. I need to run by and take a look, but before I get there to look, I was wondering what to check for on an older model T6.

Thanks!

EDIT: Also these two:
2004 S80
http://vehicleville.com/vehicles/sho...=Search&page=1
2000 S80 T6
http://vehicleville.com/vehicles/sho...=Search&page=1

I would tend to trust the Vehicleville on over this local dealer as the Vehicleville place specializes in Volvos...
 

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I think the 2000 & 2001 models had some transmission problems. They were worked out by the 2004 model year. Do a search on the S80 forum for more information.
 
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Thank you, that is the type of info I wanted to know!
 
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Also, the transmission issues are more prevelant on the T6's due to the extra power/torque being put down on the already maxed transmission.
 
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Yeah the GM tranny used up until '04 really isnt up to the job of taking the abuse that the T6 can dish out. If you have a choice, '04 and up is the way to go for sure, all other things being equal.
 
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I actually hear that most of the other problems (not trans) were sorted out by the 02 model of the vehicle...
But I agree entirely, avoid that GM trans if possible.. Regardless of reliability it has some of the worst shift logic I have ever experienced...
 
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Thanks guys. Would the same apply to the S60 models?
 
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Originally Posted by emtownsend View Post
Thanks guys. Would the same apply to the S60 models?
No, the S60 was never equipped with the T6, so it doesn't have the notorious transmission issues. I'd still be cautious shooting for a 2002 or earlier Volvo just because the do have some other chronic issues with electronics.
 
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Also, the S60 never had a crap GM trans.. Came with Aisin-Warner which seems to be much more reliable as long as you use the correct fluid..
To me the S60 is just an S80 with a smaller backseat (and better looking rear end)..
 
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That 04 S80 looks nice. It's not a turbo though and I'm not sure if the motor is the same as it is in the 01 model I have but I'll tell you right now that it is WAY under powered.
 
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Originally Posted by A MAL3 NURSE View Post
That 04 S80 looks nice. It's not a turbo though and I'm not sure if the motor is the same as it is in the 01 model I have but I'll tell you right now that it is WAY under powered.
The 2004 Volvo has a 2.5L Turbo 5 Cyclinder, it produces 208 HP, although no pocket rocket, it is a great engine (same used in the S60) and produces ample power for driving and accelerating on the highway.

Regarding how clean the engine is, nothing like spraying down an engine then applying tire shine to the plastic.
 
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While I have purchased Volvos from other outlets, volvo Certified pre-owned is the way to go, and you can find older models in the program, the cost adds approximately $1,200, to the price of the car, but the benefits far outway the cost. we recently purchased an 09 S80 30K, CPO car, over an 09 with 10K non-CPO car. Good luck
 
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I just bought a S80 with the AWD and 2.5 turbo and it seems to have more than enough power for most chores. It is not as quick or smooth as my previous Audi Allroad 2.7 tt but much more economical fuel wise by far.
 
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