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Volvo S80, Sedan
#280 of 362 Old S80 vs. New S80
Feb 23, 2007 (7:49 pm)
I have a 2002 S80 T6 that I've owned for the past 4 years. Getting ready to make a change and am wondering about the new S80 w/V8 AWD. Has anyone driven one of the new ones? What might I expect to see as primary differnces between the two as far as driving, handling, noise levels, seat comfort?
Any expected "specials" on this model for current Volvo owners as I will be purchasing not leasing? Do both driver and pass seats offer lumbar?
#281 of 362 Re: Volvomax...... [rockylee]
Feb 24, 2007 (1:20 am)
I appreciate the advice but the Glossy in pictures looks almost fake. Besides to many cars have glossy wood. The Flat Wood looks waaaaay better IMHO. It looks more upscale and Scandinavian. My former 88' Eldorado had non glossy wood and I liked it.
I just don't understand why we are stuck with just glossy wood ???? What benefits does it have over flat wood besides it might resist staining ???? I don't see why making the flat wood available as a option choice would be such a big deal to eliminate it off our option list ???? I bet the Europeans get a choice. It's always a one size fits all for us americans.
#282 of 362 Re: Old S80 vs. New S80 [ohhawk]
Feb 26, 2007 (8:49 am)
Different as night and day.
The V8 is much faster, more sure footed, better ergonomics.
The T6 feels bigger, but is actually slightly smaller.
There is a $1000 owner loyalty incentive right now.
#283 of 362 Re: Volvomax...... [rockylee]
Feb 26, 2007 (8:50 am)
To each his own
#284 of 362 Re: Volvomax...... [volvomax]
Feb 26, 2007 (9:05 pm)
Well as powerful as you are I figured I could get mine customed built with Flat wood.
#285 of 362 Re: Volvomax...... [rockylee]
Feb 27, 2007 (8:32 am)
I'm so powerful, I had the Flat wood option squashed for the US market
#286 of 362 Re: Volvomax...... [volvomax]
Feb 28, 2007 (6:29 am)
And we thank you for that, Volvomax!
Can you tell me who makes the transmission for the V8 model - Aisin? ZF? Just curious...
#287 of 362 Re: Volvomax...... [brucelinc]
Feb 28, 2007 (9:35 am)
Same tranny that is used in the XC90
#288 of 362 S 80 transmission
Mar 09, 2007 (12:51 pm)
Volvomax, forgive my ignorance, but please tell me who is Aisin?
Ordered a V8 yesterday and hope for it in 3-4 months. Am looking foreward.
#289 of 362 Re: S 80 transmission [doctordick]
Mar 09, 2007 (2:26 pm)
Aisin is a division of Toyota. They supply transmissions to many non Toyota brands. For example the VW Toureg has a Aisin 6sp transmission.