S80 2.0T unique to Europe and Asia
By MAURICE WILLIAMS on
Vehicle2005 Volvo S80 2.5T Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)
ReviewThis is my third Volvo having previously owned a 850GLT and an S70. In comparison the S80 2.0T is underpowered at 190 hp. It's slow off the mark but once on the highway its brilliant and comfortable all the way up to 180km/h after which it gets choppy. This would not have been the case with the S70 or 850GLT which has superior power to weight ratio and better handling. I recently went to BSR Sweden and reformatted the OBD. And now it runs at 225 hp which makes it a whole lot more economical to run in town and performs like stink in excess of 230 kmh. I had to shod on a set of 18" rims with 235/40 series tyers to keep the car on the road. Overall this car vs my Merc Coupe is good.
Best FeaturesThe ride on highways.
Worst FeaturesOverhang weight stresses the bearings and steering bushes too much.
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