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Old 01-21-2006, 11:27 PM
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I currentally own a 1998 V70, it has been a wonderful car for me and litterally free of any unscheduled maintenance.
I need a to replace another car and when i went down to the volvo dealership i was intrigued by the S80, however i
noticed that the prices used were the same or lower than similar age/mileage S60's. Is this a bad sign, i remeber when
i bought my V70 reading to steer clear of cerctain engines/ drivetrains, which would you all consider most reliable on the S80?
-thanks guys.
Old 01-21-2006, 11:40 PM
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Well if you get a 1999 Volvo car be aware of the ETS issue if it hasn't already been replaced you will replace it at a cost of about $1k and only Volvo can do the job.

I would look into a 1998 V70R or a S70 T5 1998, S80 T6 would be really nice. S60 T5 too.
Old 01-21-2006, 11:44 PM
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thank you for your help about the ETS, i had heard that about '99's. I was wondering if you know if the more recent models are more or less reliable
did it go downhill for my '98 lol.
Old 01-21-2006, 11:52 PM
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The 1998 S/V70 was by far one of the last years for the Best of the cars.

They went really downhill from 1999 to 2002 and then they are working their way back up.
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I can tell you what not to buy. Don't buy a 99 S-80 T6. If someone gives you one, give it back
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