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S60/S80 Comparo

Old 07-16-2008, 07:37 PM
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I am in the research stage of buying a car, and am considering heavily a 2003-2005 Volvo S80/S60. Are there advantges to one model over the other, besides the the size? Prefer AWD, iffy on a turbo, auto trans. Any help is appreciated.
Old 07-16-2008, 08:35 PM
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The vehicles are very similar to one another with the exception of size. They share an lot of mechanicalandinterior parts/panels.

For us, we drove the S60 and were pretty set on it until we saw the S80 in the showroom. We loved the fact it had the features we loved about the S60 but in a larger frame. So we choose the S80.
Old 07-17-2008, 09:20 AM
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It really comes down to the old adage does size matter. If it does then go with the S80. Otherwise the S60 will be fine. Personally, I liked the size of the S60 as it didn't look too big. Now when they redesigned the skin of the S80 this time and "trimmed a bit of the fat", I really liked it.
Old 07-17-2008, 11:55 AM
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Another question I have is, I know the quality of these models is clear, but what about problems with higher mileage cars (over 90,000)? I don't have issues with the turbocharged models, but is there normal maintenence for the turbos? The AWD? When looking/driving, what should I be looking for, what would an obvious problem be?
Old 07-17-2008, 12:34 PM
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BTW, I am leaning towards the S80.
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