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Volvo S40, Sedan
#802 of 1807 Re: acura tl vs s40 T5 [tasdisr #801]
Jun 23, 2004 (5:19 pm)
I too have an Acura TL (but not the S-Type) and have looked at several cars including the new Acura TL, TSX, the Volvo S40 T5 and a few others. From a pure price/feature standpoint, the TL is a great vehicle. I love how Acura puts virtually everything into the vehicle and have very few manufacturer options (like the navigation system). I've test drove the TL, TSX and the S40 and can't say anything bad about the Acura vehicles, however the S40 T5 was incredibly impressive. I love the look, it's more distinctive than the Acuras and it feels extremely quick. I like the compact size of the car as I think it helps it feel/look more sporty than the Acura TL. The insurance quote on the Volvo was less than the TL and the gas mileage is a a little better.
When the 2005's hit the dealer lots, I plan on getting a loaded silver S40 T5.
#803 of 1807 acura tl vs s40 t5
Jun 24, 2004 (3:42 am)
Twillia, what will be the differences between
the present s40 and the 2005 model?
#804 of 1807 Re: acura tl vs s40 t5 [tasdisr #803]
Jun 24, 2004 (2:52 pm)
The only differences I am aware of between the 2004.5 and the 2005 is the addition of a Dynamic Package (I'm not sure if that's the official name) and a new color - Blue Benard Metallic. My understanding is that the Dynamic Package adds the front, side and rear lower moldings you see in the Volvo S40's pictured on the front of the 2004.5 brochure instead of the black molding you see most of the cars pictured in the brochure.
I'm waiting on the 2005 just because I don't like the 2004.5 designation and it will give me a couple more months to save up a bigger downpayment.
#805 of 1807 2004.5 vs 2005
Jun 25, 2004 (11:01 am)
AWD and a manual will be offered for 2005.
The Dynamic pkg gets a new 5 spoke 17" wheel.
Dynamic only available in Black, Silver and Red.
Eventually will be available in Flint Gray.
#806 of 1807 Question about T5 Maintanence
Jul 08, 2004 (12:48 pm)
Because the T5 is a turbo charged engine is there a lot of maintanence? Also could this potentially be a problem down the line, another thing that can go wrong in a car's engine? I am thinking about getting a T5 or Accord v6 coupe and the turbo charged engine has me a bit worried. Thanks for any input....
#807 of 1807 VOLVO S40 EXTENDED WARRANTY AND REPAIRS
Jul 08, 2004 (8:11 pm)
I am interested in buying a new volvo S40 either the redesign or other model 2004 I am wondering if I can get some feedback. Is it worth it are repairs and car history bad enough to get a warranty for $1600? I have never had a foreigh car and would like more info? Thanks,
#808 of 1807 maintenance,warranties
Jul 09, 2004 (10:21 am)
The T5 needs no special maintenance. Oil changes are every 7500 miles. Major services are every 60,000 miles. Just remember to change your oil when your supposed to and if you drive the car hard remember to let the engine idle to cool down if you've driven the car hard.
Warranties, by and large Volvo's are good reliable cars. Their repair expense isn't bad for a European car. A Honda is cheaper to fix and more people can work on them. An extended warranty is like insurance. Some people believe in insurance some don't.
#810 of 1807 Re: Interesting link [tmart]
by s60 2.4
Jul 13, 2004 (5:30 pm)
Great Video! Truly incredable!
#811 of 1807 Re: Interesting link [tmart]
Jul 19, 2004 (11:57 am)
Interesting story, though if you Google "volvo mystery of dalaro", you'll find that there is a lot of confusion and speculation on whether the video is:
1) a real documentary based on facts
2) a fake documentary entirely made-up by Volvo's hired advertising agency to mislead ppl and sell cars
3) a spoof documentary made-up by Volvo's hired advertising agency to entertain ppl and sell cars