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I've been looking for an 850 replacement for a few weeks and I finally got a chance to look at a few cars. So far, two choices I've narrowed my search down to are as follows..<p>2004 S80 2.5 AWD 90k<br>2005 S80 2.5 AWD 45k<p>Both cars are pretty much the same as far as equipment goes, the '04 and bi-xenons, the '05 does not. Both are one owner cars sold and serviced at the local Volvo dealer.<p>The '04 hasn't had the timing belt service done, which I believe is done at 90k on that motor..or is it 105k? <p>I assume the '05 can still be CPO'd as long as I buy it from the Volvo dealer...<p>Any thoughts on these cars?<br>TIA<p>EDIT: Here are links to the cars...<p><A HREF="http://www.bergstromauto.com/VehicleDetails/355381943" TARGET="_blank">http://www.bergstromauto.com/V...81943</A><p><A HREF="http://www.bergstromauto.com/VehicleDetails/383039743" TARGET="_blank">http://www.bergstromauto.com/V...39743</A><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by nobbe3728 at 10:57 AM 4-3-2009</i>
 

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Re: Between two cars.. (nobbe3728)

I'd go for the '04 as its at a better price point and you can self-insure for future repairs. The xenons on the P2 S80 are really good. Mine had them and they made a world of difference. Also the seats on the '04 (2.9 style) are more comfortable than the seats on the '05-'06's (T6 style).<p>105k is the recommended t-belt interval mileage-wise, but don't forget that time is also a factor. 5 years is about right on these cars.
 

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Re: Between two cars.. (njb8199)

EDIT, gonna pass on the '04 and wait it out for something else..<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by nobbe3728 at 9:34 PM 4-5-2009</i>
 
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