2001 v70 2.4t

Discussion in 'Volvo V70' started by ~^ beancounter ~^, Mar 24, 2005.

  1. i may be about to "pull the trigger" on a
    2001 v70 2.4t...It semms in grate shape,
    comes w/warr, <100k miles, no dings....

    other than the vic coupling issue and
    driving w/flats...what other reasons would
    I want to watch on a volvo like this?

    it looks great, priced right...whatda all

    as always...thanx to all for opinions and advice !!!
    ~^ beancounter ~^, Mar 24, 2005
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  2. You must mean the XC. I love mine. I did just get a recall on the
    cooling fan motor. It seems it can fail in the on state and run until it
    overheats or runs the battery down. I haven't had any problems, but
    will take it in for the recall.
    Stephen Henning, Mar 25, 2005
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  3. no, not a xc...a "regular" v70...w.2.5t
    ~^ beancounter ~^, Mar 25, 2005
  4. Then what "vic" coupling are you talking about?

    Viscous coupling is only on the AWD which was only in the '01 V70 XC.
    If there had been a '01 V70 AWD I would have bought it.

    And the engines were 2.4M (168 HP), 2.4T (197 HP) or [2.3 liter]T5 (247
    HP). There was no 2.5T. The V70 XC was a 2.4T.

    Also, to "pull the trigger" usually means to shoot or kill. It is not
    clear what you are trying to say.
    Stephen Henning, Mar 25, 2005
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    Rob Guenther Guest

    "Pull the trigger" on a car purchase, would mean to go ahead with it... at
    least that's what it means where I'm from.

    Maybe its a plain V70 with AWD (nice cars... hardly ever see them around)
    Rob Guenther, Mar 25, 2005
  6. oh...i may have my facts wrong....the v70 i am looking at is front
    wheel drive (ni vic coupeling, i guess) 2.4t...not the t5....i ment
    "complete the deal and purchase" when i said "pull the trigger"...maybe
    a poor choice of words ;-)

    so, i guess it is only the xc's w/vic coupelings that one needs to be
    careful w/the 99/00/01 mdls and flats, or mis matched tyres...ea?

    the 01 v70 looks like a nice wagon for the $$....i'll let you all know
    how the deal ends up...
    ~^ beancounter ~^, Mar 25, 2005
  7. They didn't make a V70 AWD until 2002. It was the 2002 V70 4 Dr Turbo
    AWD Wagon. It was a 2.4T. The 2001 AWD was only the V70 XC AWD.
    Maybe he had a 2002 model with a 2001 first title. That could have
    easily happened.

    He didn't pull the trigger on a purchase, he pulled the trigger on a
    car. I wouldn't want to be in it. It was an "in grate" so that is
    Stephen Henning, Mar 25, 2005
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    Erik Lidén Guest

    Don't you have old shape V70 AWD in the US?

    /Erik Lidén
    Erik Lidén, Mar 25, 2005
  9. Here is what we have in the USA:

    1999 S70/V70/C70: Volvo's first all-wheel drive sedan debuts.

    2000 S70/V70/V70XC: The V70 AWD and V70 T-5 were discontinued. The V70XC
    became the only AWD.

    2001 V70/V70XC: The new V70 shares its platform with the S80.

    2002 V70/XC: A V70 AWD model was offered -- minus the armor and raised
    suspension of Volvo's Cross Country.
    Stephen Henning, Mar 26, 2005
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    Rob Guenther Guest

    Friends of mine have the same car, 2001 V70, 2.4T motor, front drive...
    Aside from failure of their DSTC system (not a well known fault) and
    software updates at almost every service for the first couple years, they
    love it... and it's been very reliable.

    Has over 170K kms on it now, and it's as tight/solid as the day they got it
    (I rode in it when it was fairly new)... One speaker has a little rattle,
    but that's about it for interior faults.

    They even got good service from their original Volvo Pirelli tires, and
    their brakes lasted a very long time too (mostly highway Km's, but still).
    Rob Guenther, Mar 26, 2005
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    Timo Guest


    What you mean European deliveries? Aren't they all European deliveries?

    I was in Phila Nov 2002 through Jan 2004 and got my V70 2,5T as european
    delivery but US spec. It was delivered by StillmanVolvo in West Chester,
    excellent service, especially by Yannis Alatzas (not sure if fam. name

    Now that car is in Finland and running good.

    Timo, Mar 28, 2005
  12. European Delivery is a program run by Volvo of North America where North
    Americans can pick up their cars in Europe. It includes quite a large
    discount (15-20%), plane tickets, a hotel in Europe, and (Best of all)
    you can order a custom build, not just get what Volvo wants to ship to
    the USA. For example, I never get a sun roof or leather since cars with
    sun roofs eventually leak and the fabric seats hold up better and are
    cooler than the leather. I got a sun roof once and leather seats once
    and never again for either. I keep my cars 120,00 to 180,000 miles.

    Also European Delivery includes the European license plate and
    registration, one months insurance in Europe, and free home delivery and
    free duty. All you have to pay when you pick it up is your state
    registration, license plate and sales tax.
    Stephen Henning, Mar 28, 2005
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    Rob Guenther Guest

    .... Do they still do that?

    15-20% off the price of the car, and a trip to Europe?

    I might be able to afford a new S40 if that was true. :) :) :)
    Rob Guenther, Apr 4, 2005
  14. For the latest offer check:


    The Canadian program is at:


    Here is the current program:

    Benefits of the Tourist Program
    · Enjoy the vacation of a lifetime
    · The ability to travel at your own pace
    · No need for rental car expenses and rental car return restrictions
    (from one country to another)
    · Approximately 8% savings off the U.S. MSRP on U.S.-model Volvos
    · Roundtrip tickets for 2 to Europe
    · One free hotel night in Gothenburg, Sweden, the home of Volvo
    · Fifteen day European Car Insurance coverage, including Swedish
    temporary registration
    · Experience the unique atmosphere and service at the Factory Delivery
    Center in Gothenburg, Sweden, including complimentary Swedish meatball
    · An exciting Volvo factory tour or visit to the Volvo Cars Safety
    · Extensive complimentary home shipment services
    · U.S. Customs Duty, port clearance fees and inland transportation to
    your U.S. Volvo retailer are included in purchase price
    · And more

     The S40 prices for me in Pennsylvania are currently:

    S40 2.4i US$ 21,885 (std. US$23,560)
    S40 T5 US$ 24,520 (std. US$26,395)
    S40 T5 AWD US$ 26,170 (std. US$28,170)

    Then they have a variety of packages and options

    Stephen Henning, Apr 4, 2005
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