Discussion in 'Volvo V70' started by MK, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. MK

    MK Guest

    So, I was getting bored of my 1st Volvo a 2004 V-70 2.4. Was looking at a
    XC-90 when I let it slip to the sales man I really wanted an R-car. I
    brought my wife back that weekend to drive the 90, since I already had.
    Waiting there was a 2006 V70-R, in black. Eight hours later I had a new
    race car! We had it over 100mph on the test drive, with me & him up front,
    my wife and a new sales girl holding hands in the back seat. He said he
    never had a customer use the parking brake on a test drive before. Not my
    best 180*, but pretty good for a car I'd never driven before. My past new
    cars had included a 2001 Dodge caravan, 1999 Dodge caravan, 1989 GTA, and a
    1986 Buick Grand National. This has to be the "funnest" car I have had yet.
    Looks like the wife doesn't get her XC-90 till the minivan is out of
    warrantee, in about 3 years.

    Greetings from SC, USA!
    MK, Dec 20, 2005
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    James Sweet Guest

    Great car, though certainly not the way I'd be driving one that hasn't
    been broken in for several thousand miles, at least not one I was
    planning on buying.
    James Sweet, Dec 20, 2005
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  3. MK

    MK Guest

    Just realized I replied to email not the group...
    Been a while since I read a group, sorry.

    That was just it...I wasn't planning on buying it.
    I thought we were going to get the XC-90,
    but took a test drive just for fun.
    It had 3.2 miles on it when I took the seat.
    I will keep you all updated on how it wears in...
    MK, Dec 20, 2005
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    Don Hodgdon Guest

    "Drive it like you stole it!" ;-)

    Congrats on the new wheels...great car indeed.

    Don Hodgdon, Dec 31, 2005
  5. MK

    MK Guest

    Great car, though certainly not the way I'd be driving one that hasn't
    Thanx much,
    This is my third new "hot rod", all black.
    I had a '86 Buick Grand National.
    When that was stolen I replaced it with a '89 Pontiac GTA.
    We took it easy on the car this weekend,
    drove from Charleston SC to Bristol TN.
    About 660 miles round trip, never under 70mph,
    had it to 125 once while my wife was sleeping.
    What a pleasure to drive!
    I am glad my wife is afraid of the 'left side' of the shifter.

    So, what are you tooling around in now?
    MK, Dec 31, 2005
  6. nice get...the r wagon looks and sounds great...keep us
    posted on your impressions......they are fast.......
    ~^ beancounter ~^, Jan 1, 2006
  7. MK

    MK Guest

    nice get...the r wagon looks and sounds great...keep us
    Yes, it is nicely fast.
    Especially as I enter my mid-life crisis
    The only negative comments so far...
    It is black, looks great, for the first half-hour after a car wash.
    Impossible to keep clean.
    Still there is something about a black car...
    Don't know how much hotter it will be in the Dixie sun than my silver V70.
    Let you know in 4 months.
    OH, and the turning radius, just a tad tighter than that a Kenworth, with a
    45 foot box.
    I had to make a 3 point turn in a cul-du-sac,
    after a Silverado made a U.
    Serves me right for not going in at 35 and using the 'bat-brake'.
    '04 V70 got almost 500 miles to the tank.
    This is getting barely 330.
    Not complaining about cost as much as fill up frequency.
    MK, Jan 1, 2006
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    Maxima Guest

    I feel the same way about my 05 XC70
    My 02 v70 avg was 25 mpg, Xc70 is 21
    The V70 had a 21 gallon tank, 18 gallon for the XC
    Between the drop of mpg and the smaller tank I dropped 150 miles of
    range on a fill up
    The V70 would take 2 days for the gauge to move.
    The XC70 starts to move off full on the way home from work

    Maxima, Jan 1, 2006
  9. mk...yea, black will get very hot...watch the front
    air dam, as i heard somewhere it is built very low
    (to catch the air) and you will hit, crack, and break
    it pulling up close to standard curbs...i guess you want
    to stop a bit short and warna any other drivers of
    this.....these r wagons dure do look nice, how do you
    like the interior? is it as confortable as it [email protected]@ks?
    ~^ beancounter ~^, Jan 1, 2006
  10. MK

    MK Guest

    mk...yea, black will get very hot...watch the front
    We don't have much curbage here in SC,
    most curbs are bullnose rather than square.
    Spending time on an ambulance in NY,
    has me in the habit of backing into spaces when I can.
    I might worry when I let my wife take it to work,
    will have to tell her it isn't as long as her minivan,
    you don't need to get that close.
    Without a doubt one of the most comfortable cabins I have been in.
    Both are 8 way adjustable power seats.
    The heated seat feature gets used far more than we both thought it would
    when we moved south.
    Getting a little arthritis in my left hip, I joke that we got a $42,000
    heating pad.
    I got used to steering wheel controls for the radio in my '89 GTA,
    missed it on every car since then. Nice to have that again.
    The T&T wheel got moved around a lot on our trip to Bristol.
    It is very easy to get comfortable in the car.
    It is also the best stereo I have ever owned...it has surround sound!
    MK, Jan 1, 2006
  11. have you logged into the
    www.v70r.com site yet?

    these are some interesting
    discussions on the r's over there...
    ~^ beancounter ~^, Jan 1, 2006
  12. MK

    MK Guest

    have you logged into the
    I had stumbled upon it earlier,
    Will log in there...
    MK, Jan 2, 2006
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