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We just received our first 75th Anniversary S80, today. Very nice! #261 of 500. I am getting two more on Monday. Don't particularly like the Thor wheels on the S80. I think that Volvo blew it there. They should have had an 18" alloy on that car or, at worst, the 17" Sentinals that the 2002 Elite Editions came with (that was a beautiful wheel!).<P>I like the TV monitors embedded in the front seat headrests, the DVD player ir right behind the center armrest, very discreet, there is a remote control and two pairs of wireless headphones!<P><BR>Yannis<P>
 

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The 75AE should have been a XC70, our bread and butter car. Give the DVD system to someone who will appreciate it, someone with kids that are being hauled around in a wagon. Putting this in the 80 is another area where Volvo is building cars they want to build, not cars that people want to buy. 500 AE's? IMO thats 400 too many.<P>
 

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I think the original intent of the car was to be more of an executive's car in Europe than anything else. I agree with Phil, for the USA, that should have been an XC. They should at least offer the system in the XC as a pricey option.
 

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Congrats on your new aquisition. I too had one on order but changed my mind. I hope you enjoy it. Other than the cosmetics, are there any other differences that you notice with the car? Post a pic or two when you get some time. would love to see it.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by vinmanC32:<BR><B>Congrats on your new aquisition. </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Not my car. I work for a Volvo Retailer and I was informing the people here that we received our first one adn what my impression of it was.<P>Yannis<P>
 

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Hey Yannis:<P>Below I have you quoted from an earlier post that there weren't going to be 500 AE S80's built. Now you say your dealerships is #261 of 500!!<BR>Come on now...tell the truth or did your "source" at Volvo tell a fib.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GrecianVolvo on 13 June 2002:<BR>"Volvo cut down the original number form 500 to 256."<P><BR>
Originally posted by GrecianVolvo:<BR><B>We just received our first 75th Anniversary S80, today. Very nice! #261 of 500. I am getting two more on Monday. Don't particularly like the Thor wheels on the S80. I think that Volvo blew it there. They should have had an 18" alloy on that car or, at worst, the 17" Sentinals that the 2002 Elite Editions came with (that was a beautiful wheel!).<P>I like the TV monitors embedded in the front seat headrests, the DVD player ir right behind the center armrest, very discreet, there is a remote control and two pairs of wireless headphones!<P><BR>Yannis<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Geek:<BR><B> Now you say your dealerships is #261 of 500!!</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Yes. That puzzled me for a moment when I saw it but then I remembered that when they told me that they cancelled some orders (to bring the total number from 500 to 256), they chose a number of chassis that were already partially constructed. Hence, the random nature of the numbers. They did not choose the first 256 and canned the rest. <P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Come on now...tell the truth or did your "source" at Volvo tell a fib.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I always tell the truth unless I have (inadvertently) wrong info. But your comment reinforces the "old adage": <B>ONCE A GEEK, <I>ALWAYS</I> A GEEK</B>.<P>As far as making fun of my source by putting the word in quotation marks, I can only say that you only wish that you had the types of sources that I have. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/tongue.gif"><P>Yannis<P><BR>
 

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Yannis:<P>You can poke fun at me if that makes you feel better, but I don't think that is your intent. I mearly made the post to point out the disparity in the production numbers released and to suggest you check your information sources as it appeared they were inaccurate. <P>People, including myself, rely on you and your information to be accurate. You seem to be one of a few who has connections at Volvo. I appreciate your contributions and didn't intend to "ruffle your feathers". Honestly, I was just giving you a friendly elbow nudge. Please forgive me if I offended you.<P>Geek<P><BR> <BR><p>[This message has been edited by Geek (edited 08-06-2002).]
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Geek:<BR><B>Yannis:<P>You can poke fun at me if that makes you feel better, but I don't think that is your intent. I mearly made the post to point out the disparity in the production numbers released and to suggest you check your information sources as it appeared they were inaccurate. <P>People, including myself, rely on you and your information to be accurate. You seem to be one of a few who has connections at Volvo. I appreciate your contributions and didn't intend to "ruffle your feathers". Honestly, I was just giving you a friendly elbow nudge. Please forgive me if I offended you.<P>Geek<P><BR> <P><BR>[This message has been edited by Geek (edited 08-06-2002).]</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>No need to apologize. I understood the intention of your post although I was not 100% sure. <P>You did not offend me. I understand that the "net language" can be tough to interpret at times since we let our fingers do the talking rather than our body language, if we were meeting face-to-face.<P>That is why I was sticking my tongue at you, at the end! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>Yannis<BR><P>
 

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Yannis, I too as you know, had the AE on order. In fact, I was to pick it up at the FDC on 9 August, TOMORROW! I am still confused as to why the car was cancelled. Don't get me wrong, I'm happier in the long run. I sold my A6 quattro, and have a loaner S60 T5 from the dealer, and just have to wait and see what car I am getting in October. I re-ordered with my military sales rep the EXECUTIVE, only to be told it is now called the ELITE. What I don't know is what equipment it comes with. No one over here has the list yet. Do you? I also am in contact with HEICOSPORTIV in Darmstadt, who tune and equip Volvos here in Germany with their own stuff. Am going to put the sport exhaust, front spoiler flaps, and the alu rings on the dash. Should be a unique car when I'm finished. If I only could figure out how to put a pic up on this site! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/frown.gif"> Yannis, if you have any info on the 2003 Elite, please let me know. I am ready and waiting for this car!<BR>Best from Bavaria! Rick
 

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I too would be interested to know when we will recieve information on the 2003 MY. Will xenon lights be offered? Will the DVD player work? Will I get the necessary time off to pick it up in Sweden? These and many other questions remain. This odyssey began for me in May when I ordered an AE and still the journey continues <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"> Nevertheless it's been fun playing the game!<P>Glen<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by bavarianami:<BR><B>Yannis, if you have any info on the 2003 Elite, please let me know. I am ready and waiting for this car!<BR>Best from Bavaria! Rick</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Rick,<P>Just to let you know that I did not forget about you. Nothing on a 2003 ELite, yet. I suspect that it will be a later production 2003 offering.<P><BR>Yannis<P>
 
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