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Recently purchased a pre-owned '08 s80 V8, fully loaded. We recently brought it in for service for a number of things, one of which was one of the DVD headrest monitors was not working correctly.<p>Dealer ordered another headrest/DVD but it did not match the interior because the "seat stitching is different in the executive models". Didn't know I had an executive model. They have re-ordered the headrest in the executive trim.<p>So exactly what constitutes an executive model? The only option that I can think of that it does not have is the fridge in the back (one of the things I thought made up the executive package).<p>Not a huge deal but if anyone knows...
 

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Re: What makes it an "Executive"? (mumpsdba)

This is a picture of my Executive <br><A HREF="http://img135.imageshack.us/i/img0719ae9.jpg/" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/4244/img0719ae9.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p>Real walnut panles, center console, steering wheel, gear knob etc. Executive soft leather seats with extra padding and contrasting seams and piping. More chrome on the outside, Executive badge. DVD-screens, refrigerator in the back seat, special hand made glasses from costa boda. Extra thick floor mats...etc<p>Do you have a picture of your car?
 

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Re: What makes it an "Executive"? (T5_awd)

Thanks (and N-I-C-E car!)<p>It definitely does not have piping on the seats. No fridge either. Walnut trim - yes. No waltnut steering wheel tho'. <p>There are a couple of pictures of in it another post a page or so back. <p>Is there an executive badge on the c-pillar on an 08 if it has the package?<p>
 

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Re: What makes it an "Executive"? (T5_awd)

T5 - that is an amazing car you have. Truly amazing... Seems like its completely loaded (all the accessory button slots are taken), and I assume you have the bluetooth module too (probably just out of sight).<p>But lets see - V8 executive, ACC, PCC, parking sensors, BLIS, Dynaudio, Navi, Sport(with the 4C), IAQS, wowzers...
 

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Re: What makes it an "Executive"? (mumpsdba)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mumpsdba</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Thanks (and N-I-C-E car!)<p>It definitely does not have piping on the seats. No fridge either. Walnut trim - yes. No waltnut steering wheel tho'. <p>There are a couple of pictures of in it another post a page or so back. <p>Is there an executive badge on the c-pillar on an 08 if it has the package?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thanks! <p>Do you have the Walnut center console? I'm not shure, but I think the late MY08 US spec S80 V8 had the center console from the Euro-Executive. <p>If it's an Executive it has the Executive badge on the c-pillar. Plus It must have the whole Executive interior with the special sown leahter seats (with contrasting piping and seams) etc.<p>Yes, I remember about the pictures now. It looks lika e 'regular' S80 V8 awd. Looks nice! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>Oh, I forgot one thing - An Executive has the 18" Balius wheels! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: What makes it an "Executive"? (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">T5 - that is an amazing car you have. Truly amazing... Seems like its completely loaded (all the accessory button slots are taken), and I assume you have the bluetooth module too (probably just out of sight).<p>But lets see - V8 executive, ACC, PCC, parking sensors, BLIS, Dynaudio, Navi, Sport(with the 4C), IAQS, wowzers...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thanks! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>It is completely LOADED! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> Every possible option. PLUS removable towing hook, reverse camera, 18" winter wheels etc! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> No bluetooth, integrated phone instead!
 

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Re: What makes it an "Executive"? (T5_awd)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>T5_awd</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Thanks! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>It is completely LOADED! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> Every possible option. PLUS removable towing hook, reverse camera, 18" winter wheels etc! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> No bluetooth, integrated phone instead! </TD></TR></TABLE><p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><br>I'm very very jealous! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Although, my car does have one thing above yours - Volvo floor mats! HA! Gotcha. lol. I do highly recommend those though - they are about 1" deep, and keep water in very well. However, there is a cloth portion in them that does get easily stained. But they are good quality and lock into the holsters, which is a plus for me.<p>Honestly, I think if I had your car, I would be afraid to sit in it and spoil it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> I would also probably give it a rinse every time I came home, full wash every week, and full car detail every month. <p>You might want to consider getting the aluminum sport pedals as well as the mats- those will be good finishing touches to your car! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: What makes it an "Executive"? (T5_awd)

Looks very very nice. Looks like it has goodies that weren't available in US for 08. What color is it?
 

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Re: What makes it an "Executive"? (dewfreshment)

Since its a V8, probably Electric Silver. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: What makes it an "Executive"? (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">Although, my car does have one thing above yours - Volvo floor mats! HA! Gotcha. lol. I do highly recommend those though - they are about 1" deep, and keep water in very well. However, there is a cloth portion in them that does get easily stained. But they are good quality and lock into the holsters, which is a plus for me.<p>Honestly, I think if I had your car, I would be afraid to sit in it and spoil it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> I would also probably give it a rinse every time I came home, full wash every week, and full car detail every month. <p>You might want to consider getting the aluminum sport pedals as well as the mats- those will be good finishing touches to your car! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>You mean the rubber floor mats? I have those as well. But only in the winter time. Now when it's summer I use the Executive floor mats. Very, very thick (~30mm). <p>I wash it 2-3 times a week. <p>I have the alu-pedals in the C70. They are very sporty, so I don't think it will look good in the luxury S80....<p>edit: black shapphire metallic<p><A HREF="http://img89.imageshack.us/i/s80v82.jpg/" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/5087/s80v82.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by T5_awd at 10:34 PM 6-3-2009</i>
 

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Re: What makes it an "Executive"? (T5_awd)

Lol. I somehow knew I couldn't beat ya! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>3 cm floor mats are pretty hefty. But what happens if its raining outside or such? You don't get the mats all wet and muddy? I guess here in Louisiana, its always muddy somewhere, so I keep my rubber floor mats in year long. <p>Haha - you do take care of your baby. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> Good to hear. <p>Excellent color choice though. And I really love the chrome, and this is the first time I realized that they put some below the tail lamps. <p>Just wondering - are you in the US or elsewhere? Your speedometer appears to be in km/h, so probably not the US.
 

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Re: What makes it an "Executive"? (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">Lol. I somehow knew I couldn't beat ya! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>3 cm floor mats are pretty hefty. But what happens if its raining outside or such? You don't get the mats all wet and muddy? I guess here in Louisiana, its always muddy somewhere, so I keep my rubber floor mats in year long. <p>Haha - you do take care of your baby. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> Good to hear. <p>Excellent color choice though. And I really love the chrome, and this is the first time I realized that they put some below the tail lamps. <p>Just wondering - are you in the US or elsewhere? Your speedometer appears to be in km/h, so probably not the US.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Correction, ~2cm floor mats. Rain, water etc isn't a problem. They are impregnated with a special water repellent formula. <p>I'm from Sweden! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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And all this time I thought an executive was someone that gets paid way more than they're worth and gets exorbitant bounses for screwing up...<grin>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ImInPA</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">And all this time I thought an executive was someone that gets paid way more than they're worth and gets exorbitant bounses for screwing up...<grin></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah. And then they drive Executive Volvo's! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> But the way I see things, don't get at the executives for being rich. Get mad at yourself for not being an executive. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Haha - no offense T5 - just having some fun. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Well, maybe someday I will be one...Lord knows I am good at screwing up...lol Now if I could just get that obscene paycheck....<p>
 

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Re: What makes it an "Executive"? (T5_awd)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>T5_awd</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">This is a picture of my Executive <br><A HREF="http://img135.imageshack.us/i/img0719ae9.jpg/" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/4244/img0719ae9.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p>Real walnut panles, center console, steering wheel, gear knob etc. Executive soft leather seats with extra padding and contrasting seams and piping. More chrome on the outside, Executive badge. DVD-screens, refrigerator in the back seat, special hand made glasses from costa boda. Extra thick floor mats...etc<p>Do you have a picture of your car?</TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I wonder how expensive are these cars in Sweden
 

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Re: What makes it an "Executive"? (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">I wonder how expensive are these cars in Sweden</TD></TR></TABLE><p>~825 000SEK<p>$1 = 7,60 SEK right now. So $108,500....<br>
 

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Re: What makes it an "Executive"? (T5_awd)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>T5_awd</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>~825 000SEK<p>$1 = 7,60 SEK right now. So $108,500....<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Seems that you are enjoying every dollar (or SEK) spent. It is an amazing car. One day.... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: What makes it an "Executive"? (mumpsdba)

Hey mumpsdba...do you every work with Cachet? I am guessing you work in a Health Care environment?
 

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Re: What makes it an "Executive"? (ImInPA)

Wow - no one has ever picked up on that! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Yes I work with Cache. 20 years with mumps (DSM), a number of years now with Cache. Less of a programmer and more of a dba / systems guy.<p>As far as the original post, the dealer did indeed have to special order the headrest/DVD - the car has all options but clearly is not an executive. Rims are Zubras not Balius. No piping on the leather - so I am not sure why this is a special order - the work order stated that there is special stitching on the leather. It is the soft leather / heated / cooled seats - and that's fairly common so not sure. I didn't buy it new but the sticker was 60400 plus the dealer installed RSE (not sure how much that was 1500 or so) so it's pretty loaded @62K - just not an executive. <p>At one point I tried to configure an 09 and couldn't get the price that high. Doesn't matter - executive or not we love it! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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