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<B>MY</B> review in the new S80 forum<br>BORING! and "old" style before it even hits the streets<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=57337" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=57337</A><p><i>Modified by JRL at 7:11 PM 4-19-2006</i>
 

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Re: Don't count on that S80 R just yet (JRL)

Man you're crushing alot people's hearts on that one...not mine <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Don't count on that S80 R just yet (ForceReconTrojan)

I thought the new S80 was a serious 5 series competitor. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Don't count on that S80 R just yet (MagoonR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MagoonR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I thought the new S80 was a serious 5 series competitor. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>In your dreams
 

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Re: Don't count on that S80 R just yet (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>In your dreams</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not mine. I know better. I am sure that the many salesman on this board will tell us otherwise though. For me, I am done with Volvo after this R. Time (and a regional rep) will tell how much longer it stays.
 

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Re: Don't count on that S80 R just yet (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>MY</B> review in the new S80 forum<br>BORING! and "old" style before it even hits the streets<p><br><i>Modified by JRL at 7:11 PM 4-19-2006</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Couldn't agree more. Saw it at the auto show and was extremely disappointed.
 

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I never, for one/tenth of a second even imagined the 80 being a 5 series competitor.<br>Thus, the lack of disappointment. lol<br>An ES300 competitor, maybe.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Eric_H</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>An ES300 competitor, maybe.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Even less so.<br>An ES300 may be the most perfect car if one can afford it.<br>No, it's not a rocket and not the ultimate handler, but it does EVERYTHING else so well, with nary a glitch it's frighting
 

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I think I can agree on the interior part. It was the first thing I said when I saw the pictures.<br>The interior isn't "bloated" enough for it's class, to simple and lean.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Even less so.<br>An ES300 may be the most perfect car if one can afford it.<br>No, it's not a rocket and not the ultimate handler, but it does EVERYTHING else so well, with nary a glitch it's frighting</TD></TR></TABLE><br>However, it is one of the ugliest luxury cars out there.<br>I place it, appearance-wise, on the same level as a Hyundai. My aunt has one and I cannot believe she could even think it is nearly as good looking as the cars she has had in the past. But, it does have the <I>L</I> on the hood. So, besides appearance, I am quite sure it is a good car.
 

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Not the new ones. Oh, and ANY new BMW is a thing of beauty?<br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Eric_H</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>However, it is one of the ugliest luxury cars out there.<br>.</TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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True.<br>I just saw the MY07. MUCH better! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Don't count on that S80 R just yet (JRL)

FYI to all,<p>This is very quickly becoming unrelated to the R, and will be moved to the S80 2007 - Current forum if much more interest occurs.<p>Thanks guys.
 

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Re: Don't count on that S80 R just yet (R Salesman)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>R Salesman</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">FYI to all,<p>This is very quickly becoming unrelated to the R, and will be moved to the S80 2007 - Current forum if much more interest occurs.<p>Thanks guys.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Actually, it is.<br>The reason for the post in the first place is that a couple of weeks ago there was a post about waiting for an "S80R" so this is one answer
 

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Re: Don't count on that S80 R just yet (JRL)

OK, I'll try to keep it in this forum:<p>Would a tweaked out V-8 (say 375+ hp), MT, stiffened chassis, Brembos and Atacama be enough to compensate for the bland and uninspired styling-by-committee and attract any R folk ??? Reads like a Swedish V Series, without the subpar fit and finish.<p>I do think this new model smells a little like Ford-think was excessively involved.<p>But it's got plenty of room for two fat guys.
 

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Re: Don't count on that S80 R just yet (sgmlaw)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>sgmlaw</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Would a tweaked out V-8 (say 375+ hp), MT, stiffened chassis, Brembos and Atacama be enough to compensate for the bland and uninspired styling-by-committee and attract any R folk ??? Reads like a Swedish V Series, without the subpar fit and finish.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not this one. You would only get the subpar factory/dealer support I guess.
 

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Re: Don't count on that S80 R just yet (JRL)

Riposte<p><A HREF="http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/previews/66825/volvo_s80_v8_awd.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/p....html</A><br>
 
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