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> Volvo S80 2.5T, OTR w/o Ins: RM295,000
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post May 13 2010, 05:42 PM
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VCM today introduced an updated version of the S80 2.5T. Effective today, this will be the sole variant of the S80 range in Malaysia.

Our story here: Volvo launches facelifted S80 2.5T


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post May 13 2010, 08:25 PM
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At this price includes BLIS and ACC not too bad. But do we still get laminated windows all round?


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post May 13 2010, 09:27 PM
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This model appears to be a very good deal. All those looking at 325 and C250 should have a look at this if they don't mind a bigger car. smile_thumbup.gif Only problem is fuel consumption may not match the Beemer and Merc. smile_question.gif
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post May 13 2010, 09:59 PM
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QUOTE (pat1988 @ May 13 2010, 09:27 PM) *
This model appears to be a very good deal. All those looking at 325 and C250 should have a look at this if they don't mind a bigger car. smile_thumbup.gif Only problem is fuel consumption may not match the Beemer and Merc. smile_question.gif


The slightly older underpinnings and engine may not appeal to some, but on the whole, this looks like a pretty good buy.


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post May 14 2010, 07:34 AM
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I don't own one but tested the 2.5t pre-facelift one. Engine loud when high rev, gear smooth and i loved the rear bench its even better than the e60 n w212.


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post May 15 2010, 04:52 PM
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QUOTE (TheGunner @ May 13 2010, 09:59 PM) *
The slightly older underpinnings and engine may not appeal to some, but on the whole, this looks like a pretty good buy.

Agree, but the F10's 2.5 litre is also quite old and the Merc's 5-speed gearbox is ancient. So, every manufacturer appears to carry over something old. Maintenance is still the Volvo's achilles heel although, in reality, servicing at Merc and Bee Emm authorised dealers is not cheap either.

I was told that this Volvo doesn't handle too well but cannot confirm as I haven't driven it yet. Also, navigation is a must in this day and age. smile_big.gif
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post May 29 2010, 02:00 PM
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QUOTE (pat1988 @ May 15 2010, 04:52 PM) *
Agree, but the F10's 2.5 litre is also quite old and the Merc's 5-speed gearbox is ancient. So, every manufacturer appears to carry over something old. Maintenance is still the Volvo's achilles heel although, in reality, servicing at Merc and Bee Emm authorised dealers is not cheap either.

I was told that this Volvo doesn't handle too well but cannot confirm as I haven't driven it yet. Also, navigation is a must in this day and age. smile_big.gif


It's a little wallowy at high speeds or when cornered hard. You're best driving it no faster than 150-160kph. Then again, this is not a car meant to be driven hard. If you're looking for a relaxing drive, this car is fine.


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post May 29 2010, 07:21 PM
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QUOTE (pat1988 @ May 15 2010, 04:52 PM) *
I was told that this Volvo doesn't handle too well but cannot confirm as I haven't driven it yet. Also, navigation is a must in this day and age. smile_big.gif

That is the general consensus from auto pundits.

The only volvo models that received positive reviews on handling are the new S40 and the V50. Maybe with the XC60 too.

The S40 and V50 share the same platform as the Mazda 3 and Ford Focus.
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post Jun 3 2010, 02:09 PM
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Here's our review of the S80 after a media test drive from KL to Penang and back: Volvo S80 2.5T - Driver Optional


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QUOTE (Newkelisa @ May 29 2010, 07:21 PM) *
That is the general consensus from auto pundits.

The only volvo models that received positive reviews on handling are the new S40 and the V50. Maybe with the XC60 too.

The S40 and V50 share the same platform as the Mazda 3 and Ford Focus.

Test-driven the S40 before...
Suspension quite stiff over bumps and spoiled roads and intrusive inside...
Handling is just above average compared to wallowing Merc C and stable BMW 3 at speeds...
Volvo is best for safety...
At RM170+, the S40 is much better than any Camry, Accord, Mazda 6 minus cabin interior space and ride comfort...
Anyway, a Volvo owner buy it for LIFE... if you get what I meant...
"Volvo for Life"... smile_big.gif


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