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#2258 of 2415 S80 Fuel Economy
Oct 24, 2008 (8:58 am)
I am considering an '06 S80 and want to know what the fuel economy is. I do hwy driving 90% of the time. i live in the countryside.
Local dealer asking $26000 for it with 18k on odometer. Certified Volvo used car good to 100k mi or 2012 whichever comes first.
my alternate choice is an '08 Taurus for $16,500, clearly more affordable for me. Volvo dealer will not budge on price.
Any info on "real world" mpg?
Oct 24, 2008 (9:49 am)
IIRC, EPA says 18 City 25 HWY
You should avg mid 20's on the highway.
Combined in the low 20's.
#2260 of 2415 Re: S80 Fuel Economy [jg585]
Oct 24, 2008 (10:42 am)
With my 03 S80 2.9 I consistently average between 24MPG and 26 MPG "round town". Highway, I've averaged over 28 MPG. Of course I have to stop every 100 miles or so and replace a light bulb of one kind or other. Have used four headlight bulbs in the last 15000 miles, always low beam. also my S80 seems to be afflicted with a fragile suspension system or it could be the wretched condition of the New York State highways. Two sets of tires and numerous realignments in the past 20,000 miles. Had a fuel pump leave me stranded and cost me near a thousand dollars to replace, plus towing charges. Exhaust system at 38000 miles, seems as if Volvo could afford stainless steel at $42000 dollars a copy. Other than that it's a beautiful, comfortable, well behaved automobile. Keep the Taurus in mind or look further for Volvos. Current economy conditions should make your Volvo dealer somewhat flexible. Good luck!
#2261 of 2415 Replacing Xenon HID (D1S) headlight bulbs
Nov 08, 2008 (10:00 pm)
Where can you purchase 2007 Volvo OEM Xenon HID (D1S) headlight bulbs? Do you have to replace them in pairs? Are they difficult to replace? I have heard that they only last ~200 hours. Please advise
#2262 of 2415 Brakes on 2002 S80 T6
Nov 23, 2008 (12:13 am)
I'm hearing a chirping sound when the brakes are applied. I assume that this is a low brake wear indictor? I didn't find anything in the owners manual about this. Can anyone confirm.
Also, I believe I have disc brakes on all four wheels. Does anyone agree or disagree with having Midas change the brakes?
What type of disc brakes are recommended, asbestos, porcelein, etc.???
Thanks for any help!!
#2263 of 2415 Re: Brakes on 2002 S80 T6 [irishcasey]
Nov 25, 2008 (11:46 am)
Low brake wear indicators work when the brakes ARE NOT depressed.
If you are hearing noise from the brakes when you hit the pedal, you could be chewing up the rotors. Not good as Volvo rotors cannot be turned.
I'm a believer in using OEM brake pads on Volvo's. Most of the aftermarket stuff seems to squeal incessantly.
#2264 of 2415 Top Off Coolant in S80
Dec 12, 2008 (1:18 pm)
On '02 S80, need to add about a pint of coolant to reservoir. The manual says not to mix with other brands, to use only volvo coolant.
The Prestone Premium coolant/antifreeze says it can be mixed with any brand, any color, on any model. Would this be ok?
#2265 of 2415 Oil and Filter Change
Dec 15, 2008 (8:24 am)
After 3 years of free maintenance, I need to change the oil and filter on my 2005 S80, T6. I looked under the car and noticed a flat plastic piece covering the under carriage. Do I need to take this off to get to the oil plug and filter? Where is the filter. Is it 7 quarts for this engine?
#2266 of 2415 Re: Oil and Filter Change [itawes]
Dec 15, 2008 (12:48 pm)
Flat plastic piece must be removed. Filter is on the passenger side, front of the engine. Manual calls for seven quarts but seven over fills my S80-03. I put six quarts in mine then top off. You'll need a new aluminum flat washer for the drain plug. Drain plug should be torqued to 25 foot pounds, no more. Crankcase is aluminum and deforms easily. Fill pipe has a baffle so I only pour in a quart at a time, easy to spill oil all over the top of the engine.
#2267 of 2415 Re: Oil and Filter Change [johntcallaha]
Dec 15, 2008 (3:55 pm)
Thank you for your reply. How many nuts/screws to remove the plastic piece? Is the filter removable from the top or from under the car? I only have a jack to lift my car so hope this will be high enough to do the job. You have been most helpful.