2004 Volvo V70 T5

Discussion in 'Volvo V70' started by Larry Jandro, Nov 3, 2003.

  1. Larry Jandro

    Larry Jandro Guest

    Considering a 2004 Volvo V70 T5 as next car.

    I've read that the T5 has noticable turbo lag, compared to other
    Volvo models. Maybe they've fixed this in 2004..?


    PS - Yes, I'm aware of the V70R. If I decide to spend another $5-
    6,000, it's an option.
    Larry Jandro, Nov 3, 2003
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    Nick Tucker Guest


    Speaking for myself, I've got a 2002 T5. Turbo lag is non-existent compared
    to other turbo's I've driven. Maybe others have different views though.
    Nick Tucker, Nov 4, 2003
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  3. Larry Jandro

    Larry Jandro Guest

    Thanks. Do you have the auto or manual transmission in your T5..?

    With Saabs, I've read that the automatics are very well matched to
    the torque curve of the turbos, and are the recommended transmission
    Larry Jandro, Nov 4, 2003
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    Nick Tucker Guest

    Hi Larry,

    Mine's the 5 speed auto (non-Geartonic).

    The beauty of the T5 is that you've got maximum torque across the entire
    rev range from 2500rpm upwards, don't know whether this is the case with the
    Saab which is slighly less powerful anyway. This matches it perfectly to an
    auto box. Yes, auto's have their detractors, and there may be a slight loss
    of power, but the auto is sooooooo smooth! Except for under maximum
    acceleration, only the rev counter will tell you whether it's changed gear!

    Nick Tucker, Nov 5, 2003
  5. Larry Jandro

    Larry Jandro Guest

    Thanks for the confirmation, Nick. This is as I had heard before.
    Larry Jandro, Nov 5, 2003
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    Njord Guest

    Have same model, have not noticed any lag. Have Geartronic and also find it
    smooth shifting except if you catch it upshifting when you want to
    accelerate. It tends to downshift a little roughly. Not a big issue.



    "Lord, your sea is so big, and my boat is so small"

    Njord, Nov 6, 2003
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