Hello all. I am happy to report that I drove the new S80 V8 AWD this week. I really enjoyed it. It is quiet (can you believe a Volvo is quiet?) powerful and comfortable. The car handles better than the old S80 and the V8 is a welcome addition. A taller person with me felt the back seat was a little tighter than it should be but at 5'7" it was more than adequate for me. Only a couple of very minor changes would be recommended in my opinion, but what do I know I am not an engineer I only sell them.