My assignment yesterday was to work the Volvo display at the Beechwood Place Mall. The mall is about 25 minutes away from the dealership, so I chose a car from our pre-owned inventory that would make the trip enjoyable. Our used car manager has instructed us to take the cars out periodically to keep the brake rotors clean. So, I dutifully obeyed and took out the 2007 Volvo S80 V8 AWD.
If you're still complaining about the boring exterior of Volvo cars, you need to take another look. The new S80 design (MY2007– ) is very classy. Take a look at the hoodline. The convex shape hints at the added power under the hood. And speaking of power, the 311 hp 4.4 liter engine is very responsive. You can go 0-60 mph in just 6 seconds! Honestly, I had it going 80 mph before I could brake it—this from a guy who drives the speed limit! But despite the high torque (325 lb. ft.), the Dynamic Stability & Traction Control (DSTC) and AWD systems keep the wheels glued to the ground in all types of weather. Nice. Very nice.
And to make matters even better, our dealership is offering three V8s at incredible prices. The 2008 model in our showroom is Ember Black metallic with heated, ventilated, graphite leather seats, 18" Zubra wheels, Speed-sensitive steering, the 4C Chassis with three settings (think S60 R), Active Bi-Xenon headlights, Blind Spot Information System (BLIS), Personal Car Communicator (PCC) and the Climate package for much less than the MSRP of $54,590. With the current incentives, certain people are elligible to get more than $9000 off the price of the car!
We also have two other V8s available. The pearlescent white 2007 S80 V8 I drove to the mall is being offered for $36,990 and only has 11,145 miles on it. The other is a silver 2007 XC90 V8 with 5,368 miles for only $35,990. As you can tell, this is a great time to buy a Volvo V8!