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You are in the Volvo S80
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Volvo S80, Sedan
#1808 of 2415 Re: how's this deal [itrolls]
Mar 16, 2005 (11:45 am)
i think, yes, they do depreciate fast.
as far as the deal? well, carsdirect says I can get an '05 for only about $3K more. Personally, for that difference, I'd probably opt for a year younger car.
By the way, i read recently on the leasing boards that Volvo is giving dealers $8K cash on 2005 S80 leases that are done through banks other than Volvo financing. I'd look into going that route and then buying the car at lease end. It may very well work out cheaper by taking advantage of that incentive.
I read it here.
And that was in response to message 17836 on that same board.
#1809 of 2415 Re: how's this deal [qbrozen]
Mar 16, 2005 (11:53 am)
what would be the cap cost and the residual purchase price on this deal? (assuming a 3 year lease, 12k/yr) Does this deal require any upfront payment.
#1810 of 2415 Re: how's this deal [itrolls]
Mar 16, 2005 (1:59 pm)
i'm not a dealer, salesperson, or even someone who leases. sorry.
just trying to pass along some info.
Mar 20, 2005 (7:30 pm)
Thinking about buying 2000 s80 with 60000 miles anybody got any advice
#1812 of 2415 Re: 2000 s80 [rautry]
Mar 21, 2005 (6:44 am)
search this discussion for "used S80" and you'll see some back and forth with myself and a few S80 owners who were very helpful when I was considering a purchase.
#1813 of 2415 Should I buy a used S80?
Mar 22, 2005 (8:22 pm)
I have a bad back and drive a lot so I need a better car than what I have now. I have an '88 Volvo 740 and an '04 Volvo XC70, and we really have been very happy with both cars. So, I was very surprised when I started researching the S80s and found evidence of significant reliability issues. Most likely, I'm interested in the 2001 model (cost/age trade off); I don't need a turbo, so that's not a factor. Consumer Reports gives particularly poor ratings for Electrical and Body Integrity. I'm interested to hear what some of you think about this car. Is it solid and reliable like my 17 year old 740, or is it something I might regret?
#1814 of 2415 Re: Should I buy a used S80? [schnorg]
Mar 22, 2005 (9:10 pm)
If you are happy with your XC70 you should not worry about S80. The electrical system and a body are very similar if not nearly identical.
I do not know where does CR get their data on body integrity, but my 2000 S80 is much more solid than any Toyota Camry or Honda Accord after 90K miles. And by 2001 most of the electrical problems have been corrected (though I did not have any).
Mar 28, 2005 (7:04 am)
I personlly do not trust comsumer reports. If I really care how many cup holders or how big they are, then maybe I will look at what CR had to say. But I think that their methods of reliability testing are faulty. Base your descisions on what magazines tell you(motor trend, car and driver, road and track, ect...). Or look at forums or online reviews. If CR had it their way, every body would be driving a camry or accord. But thats jsut my 2 cents.
#1816 of 2415 How can replacing an alternator cause this??
Mar 28, 2005 (6:57 pm)
Just had the battery and alternator replaced on my 2001 S80, and now the keyless remote, moonroof and security/interiors lights don't work. What happened??
#1817 of 2415 Re: How can replacing an alternator cause this?? [tennessean]
Mar 29, 2005 (9:55 am)
Car has to be rebooted.
Lock car w/ remote. Wait 5 sec unlock w/ remote. Everything should work normally.