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I think that it is the facelift for the S80, it will be revealed at Detroit.<p><IMG SRC="http://membres.lycos.fr/zoooz/2003/P2002_8141.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://membres.lycos.fr/zoooz/2003/P2002_8142.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://membres.lycos.fr/zoooz/2003/P2002_8146.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://membres.lycos.fr/zoooz/2003/P2002_8147.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://membres.lycos.fr/zoooz/2003/P2002_8121.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://membres.lycos.fr/zoooz/2003/P2002_8175.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://membres.lycos.fr/zoooz/2003/P2002_8176.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://membres.lycos.fr/zoooz/2003/P2002_8174.jpg" BORDER="0"><BR><BR>
[Modified by Zouz, 1:00 PM 12-6-2002]
 

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Re: Facelifted S80 pictures here... (Zouz)

From the looks of it, it's the grill, front chin spoiler, taillights and inside, the steering wheel and instrument cluster. Anyone spot any other differences.
 

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Headlights too...bi-xenons are coming (w/ clear lenses).<p>Yannis
 

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Re: Facelifted S80 pictures here... (GrecianVolvo)

So since someone is going to ask, can you retro the Xenons onto previous model years?
 

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Re: Facelifted S80 pictures here... (mpeng168)

Anything is possible...$$$ <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Facelifted S80 pictures here... (ices80)

Great!! I love the new look and also that they did not dviate too much (exterior) from the current look (my s80 would look really out of date then <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> ). The interior is great, they have now made the on call and phone system standard (buttons on the steering wheel). When is the totally redesigned s80 to come out, or is this it? I thought there would be a v8 in acouple of years?
 

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Re: Facelifted S80 pictures here... (Zouz)

That car looks hot... I hope they come out with a faster version of the S80... beef up the T6 or make a 3rd engine. I really want volvo to come out with a grossly fast car just to shut down those bmw and mercedes enthusiasts who think all volvos have a baby seat in the back. I mean the S60R is a great idea and i think they should also apply it to the S80... and possibly make a reaaaaaal fast car maybe under 5 for its 0-60 (to compete with the M's and AMGs). In any case, that looks like a nice facelift... keeps the integrity of the S80 while making it more chic.
 

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Re: Facelifted S80 pictures here... (sigaleg)

By the way, my post was inspired by an argument i had today with a friend who denounced my S80 T6 as "a piece of poop" compared to his C230 Kompressor coupe. Now... his only argument was that it's a "mercedes" and i have a volvo. But the S80 is better in everyway so I'd say he didnt win the argument. People just don't give enough respect to volvos... sigh...
 

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Re: Facelifted S80 pictures here... (sigaleg)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>By the way, my post was inspired by an argument i had today with a friend who denounced my S80 T6 as "a piece of poop" compared to his C230 Kompressor coupe. Now... his only argument was that it's a "mercedes" and i have a volvo. But the S80 is better in everyway so I'd say he didnt win the argument. People just don't give enough respect to volvos... sigh...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Here is my answer to your friend who is a "wannabe"; in other words, he got the taxi-cab model of Mercedes:<p>Fact #1: The S80 T-6 will smoke the C230. Have first-hand experience at this. Actually, I can say that I have also smoked an SLK230 Kompressor (what does it compress...HOT air?) with both a 2001 S80 T-6 and a...2000 (!) S70 GLT SE. Mwahahahahaha!<p>Fact #2: He has the BOTTOM-FEEDER of the MB line-up, you have the FLAGSHIP, so I can understand why he is so envious<p>Fact #3: When it snows, you can keep on going while he can keep on shoveling. Actually, I think you should be the good friend that you are so that you can give him a ride inside your S80, which leads me to...<p>Fact #4: While you guys are riding around in your S80, remind him how comfortable your REAL leather seats are, actually among the most comfortable in the world. Make sure that you point out to him wher ethe SEAT-mounted airbags are, compared to his DOOR-mounted airbags are (quicker deployment and guaranteed to protect the occupant no matter where the seat is). Remind him to take a look behind the front seats and ask him to get lost in the REAR where you can really sit, not have to eat his knees...<p>Fact #5: Ask him, in case of a severe accident, what would he rather be driving? His taxi (which is not a bad car to be in) or the best...the FIVE-star <br>"piece of crap" from Sweden?<p>Fact #6: Ask him how long would it take for a thug to smash his window with a stone or hammer and steal stuff from inside or even attempt to carjack him? (afterall, his taxi is probably more popular with thiieves than the Swedish "piece of crap")...Let me help you with the answer: 0.9 seconds to smash the Mercedes window while it can take more than 30 (yes, THIRTY) seconds to POKE A HOLE in one of the windows of a 2002/2003 S80 T-6.<p>Fact #7: Take a look at the trunk space (self-explanatory)<p>OK...I am tired of typing...if you need more, let me know! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Yannis
 

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Re: Facelifted S80 pictures here... (sigaleg)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>beef up the T6 or make a 3rd engine.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Be patient, you will get at least one of your wishes come true if not both! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"><p><BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>I really want volvo to come out with a grossly fast car just to shut down those bmw and mercedes enthusiasts who think all volvos have a baby seat in the back.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>It will be hard for mama-Ford to pour in this kind of cash....and don't forget...the MB E55 AMG can twist 519 ft-lbs. of torque!!!<p>Yannis
 

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Re: Facelifted S80 pictures here... (GrecianVolvo)

see if your friend likes driving the "c" in the snow. i just drove my wife's t6, with not so good tires, and i can honestly say i am very impressed. no sliding at all, and about 5" of unplowed snow. the only thing better is my a6 quattro.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Fact #6: Ask him how long would it take for a thug to smash his window with a stone or hammer and steal stuff from inside or even attempt to carjack him? (afterall, his taxi is probably more popular with thiieves than the Swedish "piece of crap")...Let me help you with the answer: 0.9 seconds to smash the Mercedes window while it can take more than 30 (yes, THIRTY) seconds to POKE A HOLE in one of the windows of a 2002/2003 S80 T-6.<br><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>I didn't know that. That is simply outstanding. I feel so proud. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>-Poritz<p>P.S. I really can visualize that mercedes with the little light on top. I feel I am back in Europe again.
 

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Re: Facelifted S80 pictures here... (GrecianVolvo)

haha i love you guys. Yeah... i used most of those arguments when we were talking. His best point actually was that when he holds down the "unlock doors" button on his key all the windows open... that was about the best actual feature his C230 had over my T6. And while he was claiming he had a benz i antagonistically asked him if he wanted to race. He then pretended not to hear me because he knew i had him there. I also asked him if he wanted to play chicken and we would see who lasted longer... haha he couldn't argue with that one... thanks for your help! <br>Jared
 

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Re: Facelifted S80 pictures here... (sigaleg)

Tell him he could have spent $15K on a VW Golf and gotten that. BFD.<p>Plus, my 1.8T VW will spank his Benz. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Facelifted S80 pictures here... (sigaleg)

Now go back and tell him that if you want all your doors to lock or unlock together it's a simple VADIS software download (along with many other features you can change through software on the S80).<p>Also tell him, the reason why Volvo moved to a two-stage unlocking system is because of crime problems people were having at malls where car jackers would stake out a single victim when they park, wait for them to exit the mall, duck under the passenger side of the car, and get in the car with them when they ended up unlocking all the doors! Admittedly this probably isn't an everyday concern but being close to the holidays it is prime time for this activity.<p>Thanks.<p><BR><BR>
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sigaleg,<p>Show your friend these two video's:<p><A HREF="http://www.progressive.com/video/02VolvoS60LSR.ram" TARGET="_blank">http://www.progressive.com/video/02VolvoS60LSR.ram</a><p>& <p><A HREF="http://www.progressive.com/video/mercedespole.mpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.progressive.com/video/mercedespole.mpg</a><p>And then imagine the C230 with glass that goes all the way back, and you can imagine what would happen.<p>-Drew
 

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Hahaha! Drew...you are <B>DA MAN</B>!! The king of all videos<p><IMG SRC="http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/clap.gif" BORDER="0"><p><br>Yannis
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>People just don't give enough respect to volvos... sigh...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>When the chumps at my high school ask me what I drive, I proudly reply a Volvo, then I get this funny response, "A Volvo?" Little do they know what trouble messing w/ a Volvo turbo will get them into. My Volvo can pretty much smoke anything in the parking lot and still seat 5! Ignorance is gonna kill them.
 
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