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Volvo S80, Sedan
#1782 of 2415 Re: question for owners [qbrozen]
Jan 20, 2005 (7:41 am)
I actually liked my 1999 S70 better than my 2002 S80. I did like the exterior styling of the S80 better, but that's about it. The S80 just didn't feel as solid to me, and the interior of the S70 just seemed to be of higher quality. In addition, I found that the S80 had blind spots which were annoying when backing up or changing lanes.
I just leased a 2005 Mercedes E320 for about the same price as I could have leased another S80. I would have leased another S80 if the styling had changed, although the more I drive the Mercedes, the more I am realizing that it is a far better car in terms of features, handling, solidity and overall smoothness. But I think the ergonomics in the S80 were better, and nothing can beat the seats or stereo systems in any Volvo. I look forward to the new S80 redesign......but there doesn't seem to be a firm date on when that will arrive. If Volvo wants to remain competitive, they have to redesign the S80 or previous Volvo customers like myself will be looking elsewhere.
#1783 of 2415 Re: question for owners [y2ktony]
Jan 20, 2005 (8:28 am)
Thanks for the comments, but I decided against the S80 after finally driving one. It was a nice car and had great power (T6), but I just found it WAY too boat-like for my taste. I actually found myself getting nauseous as it floated over the pothole-filled road I was test driving on.
#1784 of 2415 Re: question for owners [qbrozen]
Jan 20, 2005 (10:02 am)
"but I just found it WAY too boat-like for my taste. I actually found myself getting nauseous as it floated over the pothole-filled road I was test driving on.
And that is exactly opposite to my reasoning. I found a quality of the ride very appealing and have chosen the S80 over the S70 back in late 1999 despite of the 6-7K price difference.
#1785 of 2415 Re: question for owners [lev_berkovich]
Jan 20, 2005 (10:26 am)
Maybe you misinterpreted my statement to be negative, but what you just said is actually not the "exact opposite," because I never said the ride lacked quality. Just because something is soft does not, in any way, mean it is somehow bad.
#1786 of 2415 Re: question for owners [qbrozen]
Jan 20, 2005 (11:24 am)
No, not at all. I did not think that your comment was negative. But apparently you did not like that particular quality, while I did. So our conclusions (reasoning behind the purchasing decision) based on the same quality of ride were opposite.
#1787 of 2415 Re: question for owners [lev_berkovich]
Jan 20, 2005 (11:28 am)
ah. ok. just didn't want anyone to think i was dissin' their car.
#1788 of 2415 buying S80 2001 - first time volvo owner
Jan 21, 2005 (9:58 pm)
After looking at the BMW 5, Mercedes e320 and Audi A6, I've decided on the S80 Volvo for a luxury sedan. I am due to pick up a 2001 moondust exterior with leather tan interior from a luxury used car dealership. They are asking 15,900 for this car. It has 47k miles on it, good condition recently sold at an Volvo finance auction. Is this a good price for this vehicle? The manf warranty is good til Aug of this year. I want to buy an extended warranty for this also. He is quoting me 1600 for 4 year or 45k miles. Zero deductible. Does this sound reasonable? anything I should be aware of? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
#1789 of 2415 Re: buying S80 2001 - first time volvo owner [diegosandiego]
Jan 22, 2005 (9:03 am)
While you are waiting for some feedback here, you might also try asking in our Real-World Trade-In Values discussion. There is a dealer named Terry there (rroyce10 is his screen name) who will give you his straightforward assessment as long as you provide him all the information that is itemized in red just above the post box.
Hope it works out for you - let us know!
#1790 of 2415 Re: buying S80 2001 - first time volvo owner [diegosandiego]
Jan 22, 2005 (9:15 am)
I am not an expert in the used car market, but $1600 for the extended warranty sounds very good. I have paid $2265 for the similar terms (though I do not know what is covered by your policy) 49,950 miles.
#1791 of 2415 Re: buying S80 2001 - first time volvo owner [diegosandiego]
Jan 22, 2005 (10:19 am)
Is this VIP warranty? Also, you might consider $100 deductible. I don't think 'zero' is ever the best value for an EW.