I just brought my 2002 S80 home for the first time. I recently had a Lexus SC400 totaled from being hit from the rear. I tried a BMW when I could not find a nice Lexus to replace a car I never intended to sell. The BMW was a HUGE disappointment when it came to the expected engineering quality. Finally I gave up trying to like the car and bought my S80. I have driven these cars before and knew I would like it. Now to start learning about the little things and figuring out how to put the sound system I had installed in the Lexus into the Volvo.
This is my 4th Volvo, beginning with a 62 P1800 and then a 76 265 and a 72 245. Rebuilding the heads on the 265 was a real learning experience after the cams gave up the ghost. I rebuilt the engine in the 245, which had a Weber downdraft carb that made it much quicker than the stock SU's.
My other car is a 69 Datsun 2000 roadster.