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2007 Volvo S80



  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    Did it on my R,no big deal.
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    N/C is doing great.
    I had a set of chrome wheels put on,and I blacked out the taillights.
    Have over 2,000 miles,no problems.
    Well, except prying the car away from my girlfriend!
  • doctordickdoctordick Posts: 36
    Just back from my second trip up and down I5 with the new job. What a neat car! The new adaptable cruise control is really neat. It takes a little getting used to--the older ones needed attention as you caught up with traffic and needed to slow to find a way to get around them. With the new one, it slows to a distance you select (mine are getting shorter with experience) and then when traffic clears, off it goes resuming your set speed! Really neat. 4C chassis is also great; soft with usual around town settings, tighter for the road, and really tight for mountains. Makes driving a real pleasure.

    Sound system also is great--6 CD's in a rack and great stuff for the ears! Seats are supportive and completely adjustable and it handles wonderfully. V8 responds with prompt power. Holds the road great.

    Mileage is not what I got with my T6's but its two more cylinders, so what can you expect.

    Very pleased with the vehicle. And it looks great too!

    Go try one! doctor dick.
  • snrubsnrub Posts: 1
    I've noticed a T-6 3.0 Turbo 281 HP AWD added to the S80' line up, is this to fill the gap between the 3.2L 236 HP FWD & the 4.4L 311 HP AWD V8? Is the 3.0L Turbo a resurrected or new engine, does it have variable valve timing?
    The reason, I'm in the market for a new vehicle, I like the S80, especilally the AWD, but didn't like the big jump in $ & preformance between the 2 models. Mostly Hwy usage & need for power to negociate, not follow along, if you get my gist.
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    3.0L turbo uses the same block as the 3.2L SI6.
    Minus the valve timing and the variable intake.
  • I have noticed that some pics have the wood steering wheel while others don't. Is this a model specific thing, an option, a euro version? Any help would be great!

  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    On the 2007's the wood wheel is a dealer option.
    On the 2008's,it can be ordered from the factory.
  • brucelincbrucelinc Posts: 814
    I test drove an S80 T6 today. I looked at a V8 earlier this year but concluded that they were a bit spendy and didn't bother driving one.

    The Turbo has good torque and moves the car very well. I also liked the sound under WOT acceleration. I would estimate that the overall performance is very similar to my Lincoln LS V8. The Volvo has about 30 HP more but it is heavier and the AWD would eat up some power.

    The model I drove did not have the sport package and it rode very well and was very quiet. I really like the vented seats but they are only available with the sport package. I will need to drive one with that and see how it rides and handles. I am not a huge fan of the 40 series high performance tires that come with the sport package - they are often a bit harsh and noisy. I will reserve judgement until I drive one.

    By the time I get the options that I think I want, Sport package, chrome wheels, climate package)the sticker is going to be around 48K. I would also want the wood interior package but I haven't seen a price for that. To me, the standard interior is a bit dull.

    In any case, I am not sure the car is worth that kind of money to me. It just doesn't strike me as much of an upgrade over my Lincoln LS. Other opinions may differ I am sure.
  • We did another SF to LA run to visit grandkids. What a great ride. I continue to be amazed at how easy the adaptive cruise control makes driving on the freeway-- just set it and enjoy! As you come up on someone going slower, your vehicle gradually slows until they move out of the way (or you go around them) and then it accelerates to your set speed and away you go! It even brakes if that it needed, and of course the collision warning system is there in case a slow down is more abrupt than anticipated by the computer. You no longer need to worry about pausing the cruise control or accelerating after the cars get out of your way. Its amazing and much better than I anticipated.

    Cabin temperature control remains excellent; the vented seats are really good on those hot drives up the central valley. You still need to switch to recirculate the AC when the temp gets over 90 to keep things comfortable, but that's easy enough.

    I was interested in bruclinc's comments #332 on comparison with the Lincoln. I also looked at that car at least on line, but it lacked too many features to seriously consider. One, among many, is self leveling, something I value since we travel on the road with a good bit of luggage, and I hate blinding oncoming drivers. Also keeps your vehicle under much better control. As for cabin appearance, as he says, opinions are personal and differ. I am convinced this is the best car I have ever driven. (Granted my experience is not that of many of you!)

    I am reserving judgement on the run flat Pirreli's; I don't like the idea of needing a new tire on a Sunday or holiday and not finding any dealers who can serve you open. So far, other than that they arrived all with 40# of pressure instead of the 36# specified, I can't complain about them. I also discovered that the old Volvo standby of a warning light to indicate a burned out bulb is gone. I haven't had a chance to talk to the dealer whether there is another warning mechanism to replace this, but so far haven't found any in the manual. Also the useful driver's side windshield "clip" to hold parking stubs and such is missing too.

    All in all, though, I am more pleased this vehicle the more I drive it.

    If your looking you definitely should try it!!
  • twindy1twindy1 Posts: 9
    I have noticed some differences between my new S80 and my 2000 S80 and a 'strange' note in the owner's manual. My 2000 has the following:
    * child door lock on the driver's side where you can lock/unlock the door. New car you have to use a screw driver to chnage to lock on the rear door panels. Manual had a note that the driver control for child locks is 'available in some markets.'
    * 2000 had laminated windows to prevent someone from breaking into the car, same not in the manual 'available in some markets.'
    * cabin filter was standard on the 2000, now I don't think my new car has it as I see it is an option? Is this correct?

    I have checked the manual and Volvo's web site but haven't found any further information on what 'available in some markets' means or what markets it is available. If you build a car, those options aren't listed. Any information is appreciated. PS, I miss the little holder on the windshield too.
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    US Spec S80's never had the electric child door locks.

    Cabin air filter is standard.

    Sadly,the laminated windows are not offered in the US market anymore.
  • twindy1twindy1 Posts: 9
    Thanks for the reply Volvomax. My 2000 had the electric child door locks, purchased in Texas, not overseas..???
    Do you know why they stopped offering the laminated windows in the US? I really liked that feature. I think the same options should be available in all markets and let the customer decide!
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    FAIK, no US spec S80 had the electric child door locks.
    Those locks had a separate switch in the bottom of the dash that only locked the rear doors.
    Laminated glass was dropped due to cost
  • Another trip south and back, and cruise control continues to amaze me with functioning. Coming home, I got "information" light and chime, and told that "radar is blocked" see manual. Stopped for lunch, read manual, cleaned radar insert in grill with cold water and wiped clean, and back to normal function.

    Adjustable ride also great. Makes mountain driving comfortable as you feel completely in control.

    What a great vehicle! rld.
  • I'm interested in purchasing a Volvo S80. I live in Southern California where luxury sedans are popular, but mostly BMW and Mercedes. I want to get feedback on why I should buy a Volvo over other luxury sedan models.
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Umm, because you want one? That's the most important reason of all! :)

    There are lots of posts here that may be helpful. You can read through them while you are waiting for some input. Have fun!
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,886
    as the host said, what you want is the most important reason.

    As far as other reasons, I think probably the 2 biggest are the fact that a Volvo is less expensive than other luxury brands (save maybe Infiniti) when similarly equipped AND that you will be in a more exclusive group (ie, far less S80s driving around out there than 5-series and E-class cars).

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • Do any of you know how to replace the cabin air filter on the 2007 S 80??

    Seems its a bit different from previous S 80's.

    Any references would be appreciated. doctor dick.
  • hagop50hagop50 Posts: 5
    I started to look for an 05 or 06 T.5, but have not been able to locate one that we like. I am considering a low mileage 07 from a private party. Has the 3.2 been reliable? I tend to keep cars 10+years. Am I better off continuing to wait for the T5?
    Thanks in advance
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