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right now i have a 98 s70 manual, but really want a wagon. i found an 08 v50 T5 with 8K on the odometer in my area that has everything but nav (which really isn't that important to me). <p>other than the obvious fact that this car is ten years newer, would you guys consider this a downgrade? <p>everyone seems to love their s40s/v50s, but any advice and comments would be helpful.
 

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I wouldn't call it a downgrade in any way!<p>Keep in mind that the P1 platform is about 10 years newer, stiffer, newer technology...<p>The V50 T5 is a fun car, the 6-speed is sweet, and the engine has great low-end torque (236 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm!)<p>I have both a '98 S70 T5 manual and a '05 V50 T5 AWD manual, and I love them both...<p>Logged almost 100k miles on mine, and it's been fantastic! No major problems, very few minor problems, and an all around fun and reliable car. I even have still the original brakes all around!<p>Nothing to complain about. Quieter and tighter than the S70, not quite as quick overall, but the great low-end torque still makes it feel great!<br>
 

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I went from a 95 850 Turbo 4AT to the V50. I like it alot better, the AWD helps a ton and I can carry more up to school and such...<p>I do miss the red though...<br><IMG SRC="http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y42/chris850t/DSCN3939.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br>
 
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