Volvo S80/60

Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by thewise1, Nov 23, 2003.

  1. thewise1

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    I know these aren't usually in the list of "hey, I want that car", but after looking at these, I find myself liking them - in terms of looks, cost, gadgets, and on-paper performance (I haven't driven one yet). A used one can be picked up quite cheap, and they are obviously very safe. Performance shouldn't be horrible based on the numbers the engines are putting out.

    Any caveats to these? Are they fairly reliable? I know they aren't expensive to insure - they seem like really good cars for the money :dunno:
     
  2. thewise1

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    hmm, I'll probably have to ask this tomorrow when the daycrew is on :o
     
  3. jk

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    The performance is ok, 208 hp is really nothing to brag about.
    They are really not that cheap either, but reliability and safety are ranked pretty high.
     
  4. thewise1

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    208hp?

    The S80 bi-turbo has like 268hp/280tq. The S60 has 247hp/243tq.

    :dunno:

    Still not phenomenal, but plenty to have fun, but not so much I'll get a ticket every month either :o
     
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    when parts break, they are expensive. $400 to have a starter replaced :ugh:
     
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    Those numbers you quoted are for the T6 in the S80 and T5 for the S60

    S60AWD's only come with the 2.5T which is 208 h.p. I worked at volvo this summer and got a S60AWD for the weekend a couple times and it is a blast, even with "only" 208 h.p. it moves pretty damn good even though there is a bit of turbo lag. If you get one get one with geartronic, makes it much fun as you can't get a manual with teh AWD. The T5's are a blast and will chirp 3rd gear no problems with a manual tranny.

    The T6 S80's are stealthy cruisers and they are FAST. From a roll I think they would be dead even with a 2004 S60R. Great cars but not cheap to maintain, tho they are hella reliable and you won't find a more comfortable car to drive.
     
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    Yeah, true. . I think it's one of those cars that you have to buy new. . like Mercedes, BMW, etc. . :o
    nothing I'd want second hand.
     
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    just FYI. . my friend rolled her S70.
    And it was repaired :o
    tough fucking cars. . built-in roll bar.
     
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    High safety, not high reliability.
     
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    i have a 2002 S60 AWD and its only 190 HP but its fairly quick you have to understand they are made for a soccer mom but the interior is soooo comfortable the Drivers seat is the most comfortable one I have ever sat in and I have been in a lot nicer cars.
     
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    S60R > any Volvo
     
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    if i wasnt so desperate for a manual, I'd be rolling an S80 T6.

    There's a LOT of different chip tuner out there. The cheapest is probably the Speedtuning and Upsolute.

    Volvo's are the shit. I highly suggest getting one.
     
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    fck, you beat me to it! :hs:
     
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    even if you get the 2.4t, they can be chipped to 250hp.

    the T5 gets chipped to 300hp.

    the T6 gets upgraded to 320hp.


    i'm looking for an S60 T5 manual, or S70 T5 manual... i dont think i want to bother with a manual swap in mine.
     
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    btw, I used to love the 850
     
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    That S80 is the shit. I hate the grille tho. S60R grille >*
     
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    the new style grills can fit into any of the model years.
     
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  22. Hark

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    All volvos fucking suck. I hit an S60 in the fucking parking lot last night. They are a piece of shit.
     
  23. iZero

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    They need either 1) more power or 2) a lower pricetag.
     
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    Because you can't drive.
     

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