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Volvo S80

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  • I am planning to get a new S80 in 2008 through the OSD and hope that I6 will be around 35-37K, as it used to be.
    I've got mine S80 2.9 2000 for just under 35K. The T6 was 40K OSD.
    I am so anxious to see the new S80 "alive". Some latest published pictures look very promising. Was new S80 introduced to the dealers yet?
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    No, the S80 is still officialy under wraps.

    It should debut in March at Geneva.

    Dealer deliveries will commence in the 4th quarter of 2006.
  • :confuse: Our 2000 S80 recently presented an interesting problem: ignition key spins in the ignition lock and doesn't engage the starting circuits. Leave it alone and come back to it a bit later and the key and ignition lock work fine. The service center (independent) we deal with specializes in Volvos. They've indicated that the entire ignition lock module will need to be replaced. The part has to be ordered from Sweden (two weeks). They casually mentioned that they currently have five replacement part kits on order for other customers. Is this ignition lock problem an undocumented mechanical reliability "feature" of the 2000 S80? Anyone else experience the spinning key problem?
  • A question to anyone who knows:

    I came across the following dimensions for a new S80
    509.0x189.2x156.2 (LxWxH, in cm), or 200.4x74.5x61.5 (in inches), which puts it well above of all European and Japanese short-base "grand-marque". It is bigger in all dimensions than BMW750, Audi A8, Lexus LS430, Mercedes S350, etc., and just slightly shorter than respective long-base versions (750iL, A8 L, S500, etc.)

    Can anyone confirm?
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    The new car is supposed to be bigger, but I can't confirm the dimensions.
  • heywood1heywood1 Posts: 839
    I'd be more than surprised if the new S80 is larger than a short-wheel-base S-Class or 7-series...
  • rambodrambod Posts: 2
    Hi

    I have the opportunity to buy a 2002 S80 with 50000 miles for $15000.
    Is this a good buy?

    More importantly since it is out of warranty:
    How reliable is the S80?
    How much do repairs cost compared to std US cars?
    Is extended warranty a MUST?

    I would love to buy this car but am very concerned about failure
    rates and repair costs.
    Please help

    Rambod.
  • rambodrambod Posts: 2
    I have the opportunity to buy a 2002 S80 with 50000 miles for only
    $15000.
    Is this a good buy?

    More importantly since it is out of warranty:
    How reliable is the S80?
    How much do repairs cost compared to std US cars?
    Is extended warranty a MUST?

    I would love to buy this car but am very concerned about failure
    rates and repair costs.
    Please help

    Rambod.
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    Price sounds fine.
    By 2002 the S80 was very reliable.
    Repair costs are higher than a typical car.

    A warranty is always a good idea.
  • It is very possible, consider that the S80-based Ford 500 is larger than the mentioned cars and have pretty much the same dimensions as the ones that I have quoted (however - that fact could be a reason for the rumors). So what comes first - egg or chicken?
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    You can always change dimensions on a platform.

    Look at the Lincoln MKS, it uses the new S80 chassis and driveline.
  • Max,
    What is this new platform - updated P2 or "super-sized" C1+.

    I have heard rumors going both ways, but you should know by now...

    Strictly a curiosity, I am going to like it either way.
  • westeemwesteem Posts: 49
    Those of you who have purchased a new 2005 T6, what did you pay out the door?
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    Neither, Volvo calls their version the P1+ :)

    C1 is the lesser Ford variant.
  • I'm considering a certified s80. One with 50,000 miles or less, and I think at least a 2003, but maybe a 2002 (since warranty goes from original date of purchase). I drove an s80 t6 yesterday from a local dealer. First thing, the car was marked as a 2002, but had color-coded trim. It is a light green color. I thought the color-coded trim began in 2003. Is this really a 2003 that they marked as a 2002?
    Also, I'm coming from a RWD 760, so I really found the turning to be boat-like. Even a 90-degree turn felt big. But I can get used to that. Also the steering feel seemed somewhat slow and light. My wife has an 06 s40 and this was definitely slower and lighter. So the steering seemed just OK to me. But what bothered me was the ride. It was a T6 with 17-inch tires, but it did not give a luxury ride over the bumps. The dealer thought that the tires may have been overinflated. I'll have to try a few more T6's, but the ride was unsatisfactory in this car. Acceleration was extremely strong, it's actually more power than I would need. So, I'm not sure if I'll go T6 or 2.9, I'll highway test both, but I'll go with a T6 if the next ones that I test ride well over bumps.

    Any experiences with certified s80s? Any advice? Caveats? Is 2002 a good year (reviews on Edmunds seem mostly positive). 2003? What are things I should make sure are right before finalizing the deal?

    No hurry to buy car. Looking to purchase in 6 to 8 weeks from today.
  • amazonamazon Posts: 293
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    It'll have a 235 hp 3.2 liter 6 cylinder (don't know the source) and the 315 hp4.4 liter V8 from Yamaha.
  • amazonamazon Posts: 293
    I guess that was old news..... :blush:
  • Do not be upset. It may be an old but great news. I am so looking forward to see it in "flesh and ... metal" soon. :)
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    It is old news, but here is the refresher.
    2007 S80
    311 hp V8, 6spd Geartronic AWD
    235 hp SI6(new Volvo engine)6 spd Geartronic FWD.

    On sale 4th quarter 2006.
    Will be officially unveiled at the Geneva auto show in March.
  • I want to buy a used S80 but seeing all the problems posted here, now I am not so sure. Any advise on which years were good?
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