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tpdtopcop
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Year and Model: 2010 S80
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2008+ S80 Buying tips please!

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I have found three used Volvo S80’s that I want to look at. I had a 2000 S80 in 2001 but did not keep that long. Want to get another to drive for next couple years.
1- 2008 S80 113,000 miles AWD T6 asking $6768. 2008 Volvo S80 T6 AWD 6-Speed Automatic with Geartronic 3.0L SI6 Twin Scroll Turbo Clean CARFAX. Recent

2-2010 S80 98,000 miles AWD T6 asking $6450
AWD, Heated leather seats, adaptive cruise control, as well as lane-departure, collision and driver fatigue warning systems, dual-zone climate control, leather, Bluetooth and a stereo with HD Radio and a USB port

3- 2010 S80 96,345 miles AWD T6 asking $9833. *Moonroof*, *Car Fax One Owner*, *AWD*, *Alloy Wheels*, *New Car Trade*, *Keyless Entry*. Odometer is 18026 miles below market average!We are the only true Automall in Northwest Ohio, and we are excited to provide quality sales and service for our great customers for years to come.Reviews:* Buyers who believe that functional luxury and state-of-the-art safety systems outweigh the inherent status appeal of a traditional prestige nameplate can expect to find their transportation and aspirational needs well met by any member of the S80 lineup.

What you all think? What should I be looking for and at?

Thanks

Brad
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Re: 2008+ S80 Buying tips please!

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Brad,

About a year ago I purchased a 2010 S80 3.2 Front Wheel Drive.

Take a look at this link for what I had to do in the first year of ownership

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=87687

In addition to what I did you will also need to service the all wheel drive system.

Here is the list that I developed for my 2008 LR2 (which is based on the S80)

Note: I made the list before I bought the S80 and the work that the S80 needed was predicted by the list.

(In case you are wondering, the list is basically the factory maintenance and then preemptively fixing problems faced by others.)

https://www.freel2.com/forum/topic32504.html

The only thing missing from the list are the Turbo items.

I don't own a 3.0T but I do own two 3.2's.

Here is what I did in the first year of S80 ownership

High Mileage Maintenance items for 3.2
1. Serpentine belt, tensioner, idler -
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3. Coolant replaced (failure is oil or ATF heat exchanger internal leaks)
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5. ATF fluid flushed - search for Gibbons method (note: I used the modified Gibbons method)
6. Power steering fluid replaced due to noisy heavy steering
7. Spark Plugs - replaced mine twice (every 50,000 miles, Volvo recommends 75,000 miles)
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10. O-Rings for Vacuum pump (only if it leaks)
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Typical repairs for high mileage 3.2
A) Thermostat – replaced mine at 10 years (also replaced two coolant hoses)
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D) Engine mounts
E) AC Compressor - (Installed a new compressor and clutch on the S80)
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I) Anti-Drain back valve in oil canister housing failure

Less common repairs
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VI. Overdrive clutch pulley READ drive (Serpentine Belt)

Good Luck

Paul
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Re: 2008+ S80 Buying tips please!

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The only thing that I really wish that I got with my 2010 S80 3.2 is Dual Xenon headlights with Active Bending Lights

But unfortunately that option was not available on the 3.2

It was optional on the 3.0T

And standard of the V8

2010 S80 Brochure is attached
2010 Volvo S80 Brochure (USA).pdf
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Don't forget to let us know what you get

Take care

Paul
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Re: 2008+ S80 Buying tips please!

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Bought a 2010 S80 AWD. 103,000 miles. Dealer went over car changed all fluids with four brand new tires, rear pads . The previous owner took really good care of car. Guess I should learn how to change halidex fluid for the AWD!
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Very nice!!!!!

Now we need pictures.

As for the AWD Maintenance

The Land Rover LR2 is based on the S80 AWD (but no turbo)

Here are the AWD items that I did for my LR2 near 100,000 miles

4. AWD Rear differential oil change (every 50,000 miles) – I added a magnetic drain plug (LR2 and S80 V8 seem to be more susceptible to pinion bearing failure due to lack of maintenance)

8. AWD BOT Gear oil for power Transfer unit (for mine I drilled a drain hole)

11. AWD Haldex fluid and filter - I used genuine Volvo parts for this (it was cheaper than Land Rover)

Enjoy your S80.

I really like mine

Take care

Paul
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