Talk:Volvo S80

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Volvo S80 is not a competitor of Buick Lucerne, Chrysler 300C, Mercury Marauder. Both Volvo's website as well as Buick, Chrysler, and Mercury's does not compare these under their comparison section. Volvo compares themself with BMW, Audi, Saab, Lexus, who in return compares their cars to Volvo.


Every single S80 has been built in the Gothenburg, Sweden plant. -> Not true. There are these local assembly plants e.g. malaysia.


Doesn't the King of Sweden drive a limo' version or something like that? I'd assume it also does duty with Swedish overseas missions. Might be worth mentioning if anyone knows for sure... -- stewacide

Flagship[edit]

Isn't the XC90 Volvo's flagship model? At least it's considered so in Sweden. abelson 17:25, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

Yes it is. Article changed. Dan100 (Talk) 12:15, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

World wide view?[edit]

What is it in the article that does not represent a world wide view? To me it looks like this article contains hard facts only. --Dahlis 21:11, 5 August 2006 (UTC)

The first generation section, in particular, is written from a USA POV. There are no mentions of the other engines and transmissions in the lineup, nor of European market specificities. You're right about the second generation section, tough, it isn't country-biased, what it needs is to be expanded. --Pc13 20:07, 6 August 2006 (UTC)
I improved the first generation section so the tag is no longer needed. --Dahlis 20:50, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

Expert attention[edit]

I'm no Volvo expert, so can someone please check this, it's not well-written. Very list-centric. --TheM62Manchester 10:29, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

Facelift[edit]

The 2003 or 2004 (don't know the exact year) facelift is not covered in this article.

Anyone can edit. Dan100 (Talk) 12:14, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

NEW VOLVO S80[edit]

The first photo shown on the article about Volvo S80 should be that of the new model rather than the old one... —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 87.202.25.203 (talk) 14:13, 10 March 2007 (UTC).

User page format[edit]

Does anyone think that this userpage needs a clean up?SenatorsTalk | Contribs 23:08, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

Another Required Cleanup[edit]

I strongly agree with the user directly above, and have added the cite required tag to the whole article. I would have added a tag for no advertising, but that's not yet written. The middle section in particular reads as though it were lifted directly from the sales brochure. Unless the article is re-done, it might wind up in the AfD queue. Cordially, Drieux 05:34, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

Indeed, especially about the latest model. Seems like it was either copypasted out of a sales brochure or written by a Volvo marketing person. It is very, very biased - in fact, it felt like reading a very long commercial.

NOT the first transverse straight-6[edit]

See Austin Kimberley for one example. That the S80 has this rare configuration, and needed to develop the world's shorted automatic trans etc. is fine, but the paragraph needs a rewrite to reflect the truth. 202.7.183.132 (talk) 15:38, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

Volvo hybrids[edit]

Volvo hybrids are still not available now. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.210.152.57 (talk) 03:32, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Headline image[edit]

Hi all, I just came back to this article after a few weeks and noticed that one of my edits specifically has been undone - Having checked for protocol on other car articles, I updated the main image in the infobox with one from commons of the latest model, since this seems to be standard procedure, but this has been undone. Didn't want to just dive into an edit war and put it back in case anyone could give a reason for this, but it does seem a little odd, especially as the user who reverted it was the photographer of the older photo, so could it be a conflict of interest issue? Strangely, the same user (IFCAR) did the same thing when I tried to update the V70 headline image. Is there anyconsensus on having an up to date image as the headline? VWOzone (Talk) 19:29, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

Engine[edit]

Hi, I notice that whenever the article talks about the V8 engine it seems to mention has 311 bhp (which is the US version). Am I mistaken or is the one in the rest of the world have 315 (like in Kuwait). The same thing with the T6, the 282 bhp version is the US model, but the 285 is the worldwide model. They've also updated it with a 304 bhp model for the world, and a 300 bhp model for the US. This isn't mentioned either. Thanks. Off we go (talk) 15:09, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

The S80 ain't no mid-sizer![edit]

Dude, the guy who edited the article before you did was right, the Volvo S80 is a full-size luxury car, not a mid-size executive. It was built to be related to the Lincoln Town Car. 166.137.191.44 (talk) 19:54, 21 September 2013 (UTC)

Most certainly not related to the Town Car. Also not related to the Tata Nano.  Mr.choppers | ✎  00:22, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

The Volvo S80 Is Not A Full-Size Car, So Stop Saying It Is[edit]

It's a mid-size car. 166.137.191.43 (talk) 00:18, 9 February 2014 (UTC)