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Help needed, buying 2nd hand S80

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Help needed, buying 2nd hand S80

Post by alilkkanyil » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:32 pm

Hi, I never had a volvo and I found a 2006 S80 near me. I've recently had my car die on me so I thought it could be a good idea to get one. I've never had any experience with Volvos so I'm curious, what should I look for with this car? Are there any issues that I should be aware of? Is there something specific I should have checked before buying? Is this car any good?


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Re: Help needed, buying 2nd hand S80

Post by June » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:53 pm

Which engine? AWD or FWD? How many miles? June
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Re: Help needed, buying 2nd hand S80

Post by Cees Klumper » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:38 am

Probably if you try the search function you will find very similar requests for information, at least I seem to recall exactly this discussion not too long ago. Basically the front suspension components are a weak point, and depending on the model, the automatic transmission. Other than that, you can get many happy miles out of these comfortable sedans.

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Re: Help needed, buying 2nd hand S80

Post by quietlymknnoise67 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:59 pm

I have a 06 with the 2.5T and the AN Trans. with 146k miles. Plan on keeping it for quite a while longer.

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