Re: S80 - i am considering one, am I crazy?
"~^ beancounter ~^" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in
> i purchased w/ 132,000 on it...complete service records,
> no problems in history...it is a 2000, i paid $7,500...it
> had the timing belt serviced...and comes w/all options
> except the nav system...security glass and system, upgraded
> sound system t6 turbo, 17" wheels, ...etc...i have driven it aprox
> 4,000 miles...no problems, i am installing a re mapped
> IPD chip, 2.5" exhaust, and a set of front & rear beefy IPD
> sway bars...then a fresh set of bridgestone shoes, and i am
> all set...i have had it now for aprox 2 months.....no minuses...yet...
> it seems to be a good value for the $...the origional sticker (still
> in the glove box) was $48,000....time will tell how it will last...i am
> driving it hard...yet...just letting it "settle in"....it seems to be a
> designed, safe car...4 doors, enough for the family and kids, yet
> for driving alone....
> are the service records complete on the one you are lookin' at?
You have hit the nail on the head and burried it.
Service records that are available are spotty at best.
Showing 3 or 4 visits at widely spaced intervals.
Could be service at independant loacations maybe yes, maybe no.
Will never be able to find out, It appears this is not the
one for me.
Still interested in hearing about s80's 2001 and newer.
Would be thrilled to know the important changes that were made
through the years. Example I see 05's can have AWD.
What year did side curtains start and are they optional or standard
in the years that can/do have them. Also what engines were put in these
in the various years?
Beancounter I have to say I have concerns about a high mileage model
such as yours, but thouse could be diswaded to some degree by
a proper service history.