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Isn't this sad?<p><A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waj2KrKYTZo" TARGET="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waj2KrKYTZo</A> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: S80 as a Clunker (zamo)

Makes me sad to see a perfectly running engine destroyed, just for giggles I tried a week ago on the CARS website to see, mine didn't qualify, and its 1999, how they traded theirs in in this video baffles me. There isn't a way to know for sure if it had something else wrong, like the tranny. But the engine sounded healthy when he started it. Such a waste of parts. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> But it shows how strong they are!
 

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Re: S80 as a Clunker (hibrad2005)

It qualifies as per the site <A HREF="http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/CarsSelectEng.jsp?year=1999&make=Volvo&model=S80&hiddenField=Findacar" TARGET="_blank">http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg...dacar</A><p>But I still don't see why someone will turn in a perfectly fine car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: S80 as a Clunker (zamo)

That is truly insane how long that engine held. If you watch one of the related videos of the 4.0L Jeep it seizes in a matter of seconds.<p>That car looked like its in good condition too.
 

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Re: S80 as a Clunker (zamo)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>zamo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It qualifies as per the site <A HREF="http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/CarsSelectEng.jsp?year=1999&make=Volvo&model=S80&hiddenField=Findacar" TARGET="_blank">http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg...dacar</A><p>But I still don't see why someone will turn in a perfectly fine car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>The CARS site says it doesn't, see below:<br><A HREF="http://img207.imageshack.us/i/carso.jpg/" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/7161/carso.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A>
 

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Re: S80 as a Clunker (hibrad2005)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>hibrad2005</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>The CARS site says it doesn't, see below:<br><A HREF="http://img207.imageshack.us/i/carso.jpg/" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/7161/carso.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I know they changed the rules on July 24th. Maybe it was accepted before, who knows! If it did not qualify, I guess the dealer is screwed.
 

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Re: S80 as a Clunker (POLSKA)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>POLSKA</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">If you guys go to the 2000 year T6 it does qualify.... explain that.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>They made it less efficient?? Maybe they added features that weighed more.
 

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Re: S80 as a Clunker (hibrad2005)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>hibrad2005</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>They made it less efficient?? Maybe they added features that weighed more.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Suffice to say that it's yet another government program that works its magic in seriously mysterious ways. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: S80 as a Clunker (Dextrobrick)

Dunno if I would call destroying parts for those of us who cant afford to get a new car even with a trade-in, "magic"
 

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I agree, that is absolutely tragic. Extremely unintelligent on the part of the person turning the car in.
 

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Re: S80 as a Clunker (zamo)

It is astonishing that it made it 4 minutes. After spending my life - from age 14 on - trying to keep cars alive the sadistic side of me wants to go apply for that job.<p>That said - it almost made me puke. What a waste of resources.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Jexx</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I agree, that is absolutely tragic. Extremely unintelligent on the part of the person turning the car in. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>He could have put it out on the used car market instead. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"><p>But just wondering... why did the engine only die when the fire extingusher was sprayed??? It was still fighting for its life (well, technically still running) just before that... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>ps. Sorry to go off topic but the S80 T6 is a very very nice car. I saw one take off from the traffic lights a few days ago and I just stared in awe... according to the plate on it, that unit was 6 years old. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>frontwheeldriven</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>He could have put it out on the used car market instead. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"><p>But just wondering... why did the engine only die when the fire extingusher was sprayed??? It was still fighting for its life (well, technically still running) just before that... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>ps. Sorry to go off topic but the S80 T6 is a very very nice car. I saw one take off from the traffic lights a few days ago and I just stared in awe... according to the plate on it, that unit was 6 years old. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>I think it was just timing, the people were yelling fire, fire, so the guy inside probably let off the gas, and that's when it died. Just a guess
 
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