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#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
#812 of 1807 What other good Swedish car can they buy besides the new S40?
Jul 19, 2004 (2:06 pm)
They all suck! Even the fake Saabs disguised from Opels...
#813 of 1807 dealer make anything from finance contracts
Jul 19, 2004 (4:43 pm)
Does the dealer get anything from the manufacturer when they sell finance contracts? I've got a decent offer from a dealer, but I'm also looking to take advantage of the 1.9% for 36 months. If the dealer will get something from the manufacturer, I'd like to take that into consideration with my counter offer.