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Hello everyone.<br>I am looking to acquire a brand new S80 T6. I drove this car the other day and it blew my mind. (I am tempted to try the S60R but holding back) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> . Anyone with information about living with and S80 T6 and would like to share it, I would be forever indebted.<p>Cheers.<br>SpeedoVO
 

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Re: Opinions: Need Inputs/Experience about 2005/6 S80 T6 (SpeedoVO)

SpeedoVo...<p><br>I don't know about in Canada...but you will be hardpressed to find a "new" T6 in the US. ALL the 2006 models are 2.5T. There were a few 2005 T6's...but not many.<br>The UP side...............great torque and HP<br> smooth shifting trans<br> geartronic is fun to use<p>The DOWN side...........Fuel efficiency is not the greatest<br> 4 speed trans is "outdated" technology<br> turbo lag still offensive to some drivers<br> engine has been "shelved" in favor of a V-8 <p><br>All in all....if you are looking for a car to get a real "deal" on.....this is the one! Find the nicest car you can find and go for it!<p>HOWEVER...if you drive the R <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> ....the T6 will look like "kids stuff"....so beware of the R <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> (btw..the R would be my choice <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> )
 

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I have a 2001 S80 T6, I have no complaints on it. Plenty of pick up and go, and I get decent gas even though I am real heavy footed (20mpg). <p>The only other car I would've considered is the s60R<p>Good luck with whatever car you end up purchasing <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>PM if you have any specific questions
 

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Re: Opinions: Need Inputs/Experience about 2005/6 S80 T6 (SpeedoVO)

Just turned in my 2004 S80 for the new C70 yesterday. I have had two S80s. Both were trouble-free. My only complaints would be a noticeable initial lag/delay when stepping down hard on the gas. I attribute this to Volvo's switch to a "drive-by-wire" fuel pedal and associated software. Also, hated the rain sensing wiper system + no auto door lock option (My C70 has this). These would not deter me from recommending the car.
 
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