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I was searching the net for news suitable for the front page and came across this .


Revised S80

The fight for domination in the executive car class is to hot up with the introduction of an improved Volvo S80 range. The changes herald the debut of an all-new 2.4-litre turbo version, priced from £24,000.
Diesel fans will also have greater choice, with the impressive new D5 unit being offered with an automatic gearbox for the first time. The BMW 5-Series rival now has colour-coded bumpers, revised 17-inch alloys, xenon headlamps and rain-sensitive wipers. Flagship 2.9 and T6 models will be available with bi-xenons, with the brighter bulb for main beam. Inside, all S80s will boast revised heater vents, which will be matched to the dashboard fabric colour for the first time.

Despite the upgrades, prices will remain largely unchanged. However, the automatic is set to carry a premium of £1,100, with the new wipers costing £145.
 

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I agree. I like that should side profile like the AU has but not sure about the rear look. Like most divisions of Ford at the moment things are starting to take shape.
 

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I think they are looking to long and getting a big to high up off the ground as well!
They just look better more of a square shape to me lol i know I am sad.

I also have to say anything under the 2.0l is slow as sin, because one of the company cars for my dads factory happend to be a new volvo, and its an 1.8 i went with him to the airport as your not supposed to leave the car alone for more then 5 mins on the yellow lines outside the terminal.
on our ways there, it had ajob pulling up steep hills, and just basicly had lots and lots of flat spots in the acceltiration.
it was quiet shocking really but i suppose with there mass of the car as well it would struggle!
 

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That seems to be a common problem with cars these days. The small cars are growing but the engine power isn't up to the job of shifting the larger mass.
 

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Troy you are not the only one mate.I know a guy that loves the square box like ones too.In fact he wants to buy the Station wagon.It doesn't get more box like than one of those LOL but i guess that is the shape that they are known for.
 

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Volvo...They're boxy but they're good!

They've certainly come a long way since Ford took the helm.
 

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Yup they sure have, I really like the old V40 estate :HAHA: how great was that car in the BTCC with Rikard Rhydel driving it. ^_^
 

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Troy , was that the T5?????????


Was contemplating getting one second hand as the price has come down to under £5k problem being nobody wants to sell them????????????I just don't get it no car can be THAT GOOD!!!!

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T5 now that is a car. I got to sit in one, actually I bought my first radar detector form the owner of one. What a great car. That model made me think of Volvo in a different light. In my opinion they never followed that model up. Real shame
 

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Doh it was the T5 sorry I am getting volovos Mixed up whats the world coming to :HAHA: ^_^

Still a class car
 

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I just like the idea of a flying brick!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The one I seen was sold , red with professionally smoked windows and those 5 spoke titanium coloured alloys £3600 with 140k on the clock and full serv history , can't be that bad!!!!and it can scare a cosworth owner!!!!!!!!

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I think we only got two colours here in Australia, black and yellow but I am not 100% sure
 

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Yellow r00lz just love that colour cos it stands out lol
 

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28s3 said:
I just like the idea of a flying brick!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The one I seen was sold , red with professionally smoked windows and those 5 spoke titanium coloured alloys £3600 with 140k on the clock and full serv history , can't be that bad!!!!and it can scare a cosworth owner!!!!!!!!

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I'm not sure what the T5 is but if it can scare a Cosworth owner then it must be quick.
 

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BBF , not sure of the full spec but was something like a 2.5 straight 5 with turbo , pushing about 240Bhp. Basicly a 850 GLT with a big pair of steel balls!!!!!!

Oh what fun , was originaly only availible as an estate!!!!!!

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I did a bit of a searchas well to see if I could find a picture for you. It seems as though the T5 plate was continued on. I didn't know this and I am sure these models never came out here
 

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Thanks guys.I see from John's pic that it doesn't look too bad as far as Volvo estates go and 240 hp is something that deserves respect.I read where the straight 5 sounds pretty good under full song as well.Where is that article hmmm.
 

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Your right HSE, it did and under the S80 it was avail in both 4 door and estate , but it kind of lost a bit of its attitude (boring alloys and suburban metalic colours) and is very difficult to tell that its a T5 . I suppose it s the theft factor again don't advertise the power??????


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