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The link below is from the international Volvo cars site:<p><br><IMG SRC="http://www.volvocars.com/SiteCollectionImages/All%20Models/MY10/S80/Interactive%20Gallery/Exterior/S80_exterior_05.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><A HREF="http://www.volvocars.com/SiteCollectionImages/All%20Models/MY10/S80/Interactive%20Gallery/Exterior/S80_exterior_05.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.volvocars.com/SiteC...5.jpg</A><p><br>Sigh! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Kaizai at 9:54 AM 5-3-2009</i>
 

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Re: The S80 exterior color we'll never see in the USA (madvolvo)

Holy crap, that's sexy.<p>I think you could get that through OSD maybe!
 

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Re: The S80 exterior color we'll never see in the USA (vivek9856)

It would be nice if someone like Max could fill us in on my Volvo doesn't offer more colors in the US market. Its not like they're certifying a new drivetrain when they bring in a new color!!!
 

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Re: The S80 exterior color we'll never see in the USA (madvolvo)

Just took a look at the U.S. web site -- fairly bland color offerings on the S80, but they are discounting them $6500.00 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: The S80 exterior color we'll never see in the USA (arporro)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>arporro</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Just took a look at the U.S. web site -- fairly bland color offerings on the S80, but they are discounting them $6500.00 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Maybe the bland colors are part of the problem. I say that they need a little more pizazz. Its like the V70 and XC70; it apears that Ruby Red is strictly becoming an OSD color for 2010. My question is: WHY?
 

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Re: The S80 exterior color we'll never see in the USA (V70 Brad)

The powers that be must have done a focus group somewhere and they ended up with the consensus that the typical S80 driver in the USA wanted only subdued choices. Heaven forbid, the car's color (like Ruby Red) might incite some passion/enthusiasm for the car or even the brand. Yawn! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>My solution: If the bottom line is that Volvo can't sell enough of the other colors in the USA to make providing them profitable, how about allowing special orders (without OSD) and charge more for the privilege? Other European auto manufacturers do that.
 

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Re: The S80 exterior color we'll never see in the USA (madvolvo)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>madvolvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">My solution: If the bottom line is that Volvo can't sell enough of the other colors in the USA to make providing them profitable, how about allowing special orders (without OSD) and charge more for the privilege? Other European auto manufacturers do that.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>IIRC, Yannis had a Passion Red S80 on order before he left Keystone. He also ordered/delivered a few PR XC70's.
 

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Re: The S80 exterior color we'll never see in the USA (MagoonR)

That would be great that you could special order European market colors without having to do OSD. I didn't know that was possible.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>madvolvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>My solution: If the bottom line is that Volvo can't sell enough of the other colors in the USA to make providing them profitable, how about allowing special orders (without OSD) and charge more for the privilege? Other European auto manufacturers do that.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It is my understanding that in Canada, you are allowed to pay $1000 to get a Volvo painted any Volvo color availabe anywhere in the world. I think that they should allow us yanks to do that.
 

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Re: The S80 exterior color we'll never see in the USA (madvolvo)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>madvolvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">That would be great that you could special order European market colors without having to do OSD. I didn't know that was possible. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>wait...why wouldnt you want to do OSD? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: The S80 exterior color we'll never see in the USA (VolvoD)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>VolvoD</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>wait...why wouldnt you want to do OSD? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Better deals through leases, etc.
 

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Re: The S80 exterior color we'll never see in the USA (vivek9856)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>vivek9856</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Better deals through leases, etc.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>And not everyone has an extra car lying around until the OSD car arrives.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>VolvoD</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>wait...why wouldnt you want to do OSD? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I have an inner ear condition that is made MUCH worse by cabin pressure changes in airplanes. I am going to be airsick all the way to Gothenburg if I do an OSD...
 

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Add the Diamond cut wheels and it will look great.
 

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Re: The S80 exterior color we'll never see in the USA (madvolvo)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>madvolvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The powers that be must have done a focus group somewhere and they ended up with the consensus that the typical S80 driver in the USA wanted only subdued choices. Heaven forbid, the car's color (like Ruby Red) might incite some passion/enthusiasm for the car or even the brand. Yawn! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>My solution: If the bottom line is that Volvo can't sell enough of the other colors in the USA to make providing them profitable, how about allowing special orders (without OSD) and charge more for the privilege? Other European auto manufacturers do that.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thats Passion Red,not Ruby Red.<br>I like the custom order idea. But I prefer to order weired cars thru OSD. Less risk to the dealer.
 

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Re: The S80 exterior color we'll never see in the USA (V70 Brad)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>V70 Brad</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It would be nice if someone like Max could fill us in on my Volvo doesn't offer more colors in the US market. Its not like they're certifying a new drivetrain when they bring in a new color!!!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>If you look at other higher end brands, neutral colors tend to dominate their offerings. Not much call for a bright red E Class or 5 Series is there?<br>Dealers want to stock whatever moves quickest. A Passion Red S80 could sit for a year or more waiting for the right buyer. Even the Passion Red S60R's sold slower than other color R's.
 

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Re: The S80 exterior color we'll never see in the USA (VolvoMax)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>VolvoMax</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">If you look at other higher end brands, neutral colors tend to dominate their offerings. Not much call for a bright red E Class or 5 Series is there?<br>Dealers want to stock whatever moves quickest. A Passion Red S80 could sit for a year or more waiting for the right buyer. Even the Passion Red S60R's sold slower than other color R's.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not much demand in the US for large red sedans, but you can get a 5-Series in red fairly easily. BMW has what are called "Priority 1" options that can be added to any ordered car. You won't see them listed in brochures/on the website, but if you walk into a dealer and ask them to order you a Barbera Red 535xi, it's yours. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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