Monday, May 14, 2007

Volvo S80 V8 AWD

I currently have a Volvo S80 T6 (Twin-turbo Inline 6) and love it but Volvo has decided to make an even better version of the S80, the Volvo S80 V8. The S80, like most of the other Volvo cars, comes in different versions. It starts with a S80 2.4D (five-cylinder turbo diesel), then 2.5T (five-cylinder 2.5 litre petrol engine), then 3.2 (in-line 6), and then the V8 AWD (all wheel drive). The new S80s seem to come all in 6 speed and the automatics use a built in system called Geartronic (the older models, like mine, have this also but the 6 speed is new) where you are able to shift up and down the gears man manually. The new S80 V8 AWD makes for a whole lot of fun.

The 'cool' thing these days would be to get a trendy BMW 3 or 5 class or some Benz. I like a lot of those cars, especially the BMW M5 and M6, but find that they lack overall what Volvo provides. The thing that I like about the Volvo cars, primarily the S80s, is that they have a lot of power under the hood, luxurious inside, last forever, are safe, and cost a lot less than the trendy BMW, Benz, Audi, or Lexus. My next car might not be a Volvo but if I had to buy a new one tomorrow I would either buy the S80 V8 AWD or the S60 R AWD.


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