Last post on Oct 30, 2006 at 4:47 PM
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Volvo V70, Wagon
#764 of 803 Re: XC70 fuel economy? [fmarti]
Oct 30, 2005 (11:00 pm)
We have an older XC70. It will get 24 mpg on a trip consisting of principally freeway driving. But because of the AWD drive feature, it is tough to get more than about 17 around town.
#765 of 803 Re: XC70 fuel economy? [fmarti]
Oct 31, 2005 (8:52 am)
28 is pushing it a bit. 26 is probably more realistic.
#766 of 803 Re: XC70 fuel economy? [fmarti]
Nov 08, 2005 (8:53 pm)
I have only had mine for a few weeks, but the Consumer Reports 2005 claims overall mileage at 18, city/highway at 12/26, and 150 mile road trip at 22. I would have to agree with these numbers so far. The car is CR recommended for 2005. I have a simple question, I know the owners manual calls for premium fuel, but at $45 a fill up this is a little steep. Is anyone using mid grade, does this cause problems?
#767 of 803 Re: XC70 fuel economy? [jaybirds]
Nov 09, 2005 (8:42 pm)
The owner's manual says 87 minimum. My brother's been driving his V70 (non turbo) for 120k on 87, using premium on highway trips, with no problems at all.
I plan to do the same when we get ours this Spring.
Hope this helps.
#769 of 803 Re: XC70 fuel economy? [pilotpat]
Nov 22, 2005 (9:37 pm)
Thanks for the tip. With gas prices as high as they are it will certainly help.
#771 of 803 2005 XC70 Break in period?
Dec 02, 2005 (8:52 am)
Our XC70 has a little over 1000 miles on it - I did take it in for the recommended 1000 mile oil change. We have been treating it a gently - not exceeding 60mph, no sudden acceleration etc. But the manual does not indicate that any of this is required. Now we're faced with an 8 hour drive to upstate NY. Can someone shed some light - is a break in period necesary? Can I subject the car to a 8 hour drive when it has about 1100 miles on it?
#772 of 803 Re: 2005 XC70 Break in period? [gaith_menon]
Dec 02, 2005 (10:07 am)
Who told you it needed an oil change 1000 miles?
First one is 7500 miles.
You can run it over 100 mph if you want to.
The only request for the first 1000 miles is to keep the engine out of redline.
After a long drive you should let the engine idle for 2 minutes before shutting it down.
#773 of 803 Re: 2005 XC70 Break in period? [volvomax]
Dec 02, 2005 (12:51 pm)
Thank you volvomax!! That puts us at ease. Why was the oil changed 1000 miles? Well the dealer told us to bring it in for a "check up" when I had clocked the first 1000 miles. When I took it in the oil was changed.....