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Old 03-21-2005, 01:11   #1 (permalink)
Jay Pillay
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1999 S80 T6 Buy or Stay Away ??

Good day,

My wife wants to upgrade her 850 T5 and the car that comes closest to this
ride quality is iether a BMW 540I or the S80 T6.
My local Volvo dealer (service manager) says to stay away from this year
model 1999. He said he has numerous faults , ranging from heating issues(
Head gasket) to turbo's to gearbox issues. He says the 1999 model being the
introduction model had these problems.
The price range of these cars are in the R120k to R140k ie $ 17k to $ 20K
with mileage between 90k miles to 140k miles.
Any owners out there that disagree with my local volvo service manager??

Thank you

Jay




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Old 03-21-2005, 01:11   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 1999 S80 T6 Buy or Stay Away ??

from what i have heard....i would also stay away
from the 99 s80's...go w/02 or newer......or got w/the
beemer......5 series....imho.....

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Old 03-21-2005, 01:11   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 1999 S80 T6 Buy or Stay Away ??

I have a 1999 S80 (though not the turbo). I would agree to stay away from
the 99 and get a later model. There are a few issues that I think were
corrected in subsequent model years.

"Jay Pillay" <jay@justfun.co.za> wrote in message
news:2bidnesQvZ8uTKrfRVn-2w@is.co.za...
> Good day,
>
> My wife wants to upgrade her 850 T5 and the car that comes closest to this
> ride quality is iether a BMW 540I or the S80 T6.
> My local Volvo dealer (service manager) says to stay away from this year
> model 1999. He said he has numerous faults , ranging from heating issues(
> Head gasket) to turbo's to gearbox issues. He says the 1999 model being
> the
> introduction model had these problems.
> The price range of these cars are in the R120k to R140k ie $ 17k to $ 20K
> with mileage between 90k miles to 140k miles.
> Any owners out there that disagree with my local volvo service manager??
>
> Thank you
>
> Jay
>
>
>
>



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Old 03-21-2005, 01:11   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 1999 S80 T6 Buy or Stay Away ??

RUN!! RUN FAR AWAY!!

The later models have vastly improved but the 99 is problematic.


"TNfunGUY" <tnfunguy@covad.net> wrote in message
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>I have a 1999 S80 (though not the turbo). I would agree to stay away from
>the 99 and get a later model. There are a few issues that I think were
>corrected in subsequent model years.
>
> "Jay Pillay" <jay@justfun.co.za> wrote in message
> news:2bidnesQvZ8uTKrfRVn-2w@is.co.za...
>> Good day,
>>
>> My wife wants to upgrade her 850 T5 and the car that comes closest to
>> this
>> ride quality is iether a BMW 540I or the S80 T6.
>> My local Volvo dealer (service manager) says to stay away from this year
>> model 1999. He said he has numerous faults , ranging from heating issues(
>> Head gasket) to turbo's to gearbox issues. He says the 1999 model being
>> the
>> introduction model had these problems.
>> The price range of these cars are in the R120k to R140k ie $ 17k to $ 20K
>> with mileage between 90k miles to 140k miles.
>> Any owners out there that disagree with my local volvo service manager??
>>
>> Thank you
>>
>> Jay
>>
>>
>>
>>

>
>



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Old 03-21-2005, 01:11   #5 (permalink)
Jay Pillay
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Re: 1999 S80 T6 Buy or Stay Away ??

Thank you gentleman , I'm sure your advice has saved me Thousands of $$!!!!

Guess its BMW tyre kicking time

"Gaz" <garrywebster@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
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> RUN!! RUN FAR AWAY!!
>
> The later models have vastly improved but the 99 is problematic.
>
>
> "TNfunGUY" <tnfunguy@covad.net> wrote in message
> news:54e$4238cb79$44a50e22$21643@msgid.meganewsservers.com...
> >I have a 1999 S80 (though not the turbo). I would agree to stay away

from
> >the 99 and get a later model. There are a few issues that I think were
> >corrected in subsequent model years.
> >
> > "Jay Pillay" <jay@justfun.co.za> wrote in message
> > news:2bidnesQvZ8uTKrfRVn-2w@is.co.za...
> >> Good day,
> >>
> >> My wife wants to upgrade her 850 T5 and the car that comes closest to
> >> this
> >> ride quality is iether a BMW 540I or the S80 T6.
> >> My local Volvo dealer (service manager) says to stay away from this

year
> >> model 1999. He said he has numerous faults , ranging from heating

issues(
> >> Head gasket) to turbo's to gearbox issues. He says the 1999 model being
> >> the
> >> introduction model had these problems.
> >> The price range of these cars are in the R120k to R140k ie $ 17k to $

20K
> >> with mileage between 90k miles to 140k miles.
> >> Any owners out there that disagree with my local volvo service

manager??
> >>
> >> Thank you
> >>
> >> Jay
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>

> >
> >

>
>



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