V70 estate question?

Discussion in 'Volvo V70' started by ewan, Apr 2, 2004.

  1. ewan

    ewan Guest


    Can anyone please tell me if you can fit a 6'6 door into a V70 and still
    close the hatch?
    I am intereste in buying a 96-00 model V70.
    I have found figures on google that suggest that the load length with rear
    seats folded is less than 6'6, but wondered if this is possible by either

    a) removing rear seat bases, increasing load length
    b)wedging door at an angle so tailgate will close

    TIA for any replies,

    ewan, Apr 2, 2004
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  2. I think my 740 is a little larger than the V70, and while you can just
    fit a door in (in fact I've fitted a stack of 6 doors in), it won't go
    flat on the floor - you have to move the front passenger seat forward
    some, and have your shoulder adjacent to the ends of the doors as you
    sit in the driver's seat. I'd reckon it's more difficult in a V70.


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    Stewart Hargrave, Apr 2, 2004
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    Rob Guenther Guest

    Should fit in on an angle... might hit your head tho.

    I think our 960 has a 6 foot flat floor, V70 probably has around the
    same.... Won't matter if you take out the rear seat cushions to achieve the
    flat floor... the door won't sit flat anyways.
    Rob Guenther, Apr 2, 2004
  4. ewan

    Bonnet Lock Guest

    In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
    Yes, I've carried them in my 1999 V70 - but they won't go flat on the floor.

    You need to lean the backrest of the passenger seat forwards (there are some
    catches at the back/bottom of the seat to allow it to do this) and then rest
    one end of the doors on the sloping seat back. It means no passengers can be
    carried at the same time - and the driver has to drive very steadily to
    avoid decapitation!
    Bonnet Lock, Apr 2, 2004
  5. I have the '01 model and you can't do it with the door closed. You
    could lash the door down on the door(s).

    Tecnically you could do it if you were skinny, but if the air bag went
    off it would kill you, so I say it is impossible with the door closed.
    Stephen M. Henning, Apr 2, 2004
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    dave robbo Guest

    Are you seriously only considering buying the car if it will fit some doors
    Jees, What is the world coming to?
    If you like the car, then buy it, and get the doors delivered!! It ain't
    rocket science......
    dave robbo, Apr 2, 2004
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    Hodge Guest

    Couldn't agree more
    Hodge, Apr 2, 2004
  8. It has to be a mighty narrow door to fit on just the passenger seat.
    Stephen M. Henning, Apr 3, 2004
  9. You don't buy a vehicle and just do what it will do; you find out which
    vehicles do what you want to do and then buy one.

    The same is true in buying anything. You don't buy something unless you
    know it will do what you need to do.
    Stephen M. Henning, Apr 3, 2004
  10. ewan

    Bonnet Lock Guest

    In an earlier contribution to this discussion,

    It *doesn't* just fit on the backrest. of course - it extends either side of
    it. But with a 2'6" (standard UK internal) door loaded slightly diagonally,
    there's still (just!) room for the driver alongside it.
    Bonnet Lock, Apr 3, 2004
  11. ewan

    ewan Guest

    Thanks for the replies.

    Just found info on the Vauxhall Vectra estate, and it has 2046mm loading
    capacity with rear seats folded.
    Surprising, I just assumed that Volvo estates were bigger.
    ewan, Apr 4, 2004
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    Half a Bee Guest

    You can probably just fit them in with the passenger seat moved forward.
    I regularly carry 2.1m lengths of timber inside mine.

    But if you pay the extra $100 for a roof rack - no problem.
    Half a Bee, Apr 4, 2004
  13. That is easy and can be done on sedans also. In fact I carry 8' lumber
    in my 850 sedan and 850 and V70 wagon. You just run the lumber between
    the front seats and cover the ends with a blanket so it doesn't scratch
    the interior.
    Stephen M. Henning, Apr 4, 2004
  14. On my V70 98mod. I can fold the front passengerseat's backrest forward. I
    don't know if this apply's for every model.
    There are to small handels on the back close to the bottom of my passenger

    Sven E.
    1998 V70 2,0LT
    Svenni & Nina, Apr 5, 2004
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    El Mecky Guest

    Dear Ewan and Group,

    As much as all the contributions to this thread earn a thanks, but why don't
    you use a trailer? Small one will do as i hear from your wishes. Cheap,
    handy, multi purpose, clean, keeps your car undamaged!

    Just an idea.

    Since you're using inches, you'll propably won't live anywhere near Lanaken
    Belgium, or else you could borrow my trailer or, if it'd be nearby I even
    drive you with my 1999 V70, thus convincing you what a great car it is. I
    just might load my two saint bernards in the back so you'd have to believe
    how spacy it is.

    p.s., Try putting the door on the roof. A door sounds just like perfect for
    a load-carrier on the roof. They arent that expensive. Once again, if you
    live nearby you can borrow mine!
    El Mecky, Apr 8, 2004
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