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2002 Volvo S80 T6 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)
I was loaned an 2002 S80 T6 (loaded) while my older Volvo 900 series car is in the shop. The S80 goes when you step on the gas, but so what? A car in this price range should have ample power. Take some friends out for a round of golf? See what happens when it's time to put the bags in the trunk. The seats are so inferior to the 900 series seats, it's as if it's not a Volvo (definitely unacceptable for tall drivers, the seat bottom is to small for long legs). The plastics used in the engine bay are totally inferior when compared to older Volvos. The glove box lever, the hood release lever, door handles, and dashboard knobs are unacceptable for any Volvo.
Horsepower (from a turbocharged motor)
Start over. Build a tough car that will run 250K miles. Stereo and DSTC are not worthy of the prices for these options. Do something about that lame trunk.