When pushed about 75%, the car responds with vigor, though it feels a bit sluggish when merely cruising around town. Comfortable, spacious interiors are still an integral part of company's design. Its quoted kerb weight is 1689 kg. Nilsson has built and based on both generations of the S80. One company producing such models is Nilsson Special Vehicles, based in , Sweden.
This new-generation machine came with sculpted lines that made a positive styling statement. The T6 six-cylinder engine and all-wheel-drive model have been discontinued for the 2016 model year. Primary Use: Family transportation The Body Style I Like A Lot — Very easy maintenance plenty of room to work on very simple and easy'''''''' nice and smooth ride, after you replace struts. Loved the way the car looked from the front. Handling is safe and predictable and the cars are easy to drive. Noisy changes from Drive to Reverse and vice versa are often the first signs of trouble.
Very agressive looking, but one thing I didnt like about the looks was the famous Volvo box look in the back. Its quoted kerb weight is 1653 kg. Buyers looking for large cars either go for Commodore or Falcon if their budgets are tight, or one of the upmarket German machines. January 2007 saw the return of the model when an all-new Volvo S80 was launched. It took 14 extra quarts of oil to actually get between St.
That was during a period of rapidly rising fuel prices so Volvo Australia added a 2. It featured also an environmental specification, covering aspects such as allergens from textiles, fuel economy and the life cycle of the car from production to dismantling. The car is comfortable and well-appointed, and I look forward to taking it on a road trip this summer. Purchasing one with fewer than 150,000 miles might help, too. Needs breaks: rotors, discs, calibers, struts, shocks, rear seal, clutch. Insurance companies like Volvos, not only because of the protection they offer occupants in crashes, but also because a considerable amount of design work has gone into making them relatively easy to repair after minor prangs.
All the new-generation Volvo S80s imported to Australia had a modern six-speed automatic transmission with manual overrides. A compact V8 engine was also introduced during that 2007 revitalisation. Ambulance models receive a completely new body from behind the b-pillar as well as a raised roof. The interior was particularly impressive and many described at is being almost be a Swedish lounge room in its concept. It has since been built at the in , Sweden, with a few 1999 model year cars for the North American market built at Volvo's Halifax Assembly plant. Minor exterior design changes occurred between 2003 and 2004 versions, notably front grille styling.
Turbobrick — I just acquired the car, so I'm still learning about it. It doesn't have much power, but if you need to get around something, it can handle the task. There's plenty of variety in this big Volvo, like the other car choices we've just mentioned its offered with six-cylinder or V8 engines, as well as with a turbo-diesel option. Unfortunatly had a lot of problems because the previous owner did not take any good care of the car at all which was a shame cause it really is a great car to own and I do plan on buying another one when I can. Once seen as the company that built safe and square, but unexciting machines, Volvo is nowadays regarded as a style leader and it was the big S80 sedan that led the way. The Volvo S80 went through a flat time in the Australian market and was discontinued late in 2005 as the car became outdated and the replacement wasn't yet in sight. It's not going to set any land speed records, but will get you from point A to point B very efficiently.
These were sold in countries such as Portugal where larger capacity engines were penalized by heavy taxes. Smart sellers will have cleaned the dust off the outside of the wheels, but sometimes forget to do the out of sight areas. Unlike most Volvo models, it did not have a version for its first generation. The paint is fading on the hood but from a distance, it still shines. I look forward to learning more about my Volvo and reporting on it in the weeks to come. Some of that may be due to the dynamics of a turbocharged engine, and the resulting lag that comes from turbos.
Brake Support offers additional assistance by preparing the braking system so that the car can begin stopping faster and preparing for panic brake application. Volvo even imports some all-wheel-drive variants of the big S80. Or, more accurately, it blew out seals the rear main seal, a return line seal while driving from Kansas City to Chicago. Next up was a 2. The car's exterior was modified to give the S80 a lower, longer and wider stance.
Nilsson only manufactured ambulances based on the first generation S80. I miss having a manual transmission, though the automatic in this car has performed fine thus far. Look for smoke from the exhaust at the same time when the engine has been idling for a while then accelerated hard. As is a lot of brake dust on the inside of the front wheels. The first generation 1998—2006 was made available for the 1999 model year. However, 2 weeks in, I can say I'm impressed overall. Volvo's City Safety technology is also now standard.