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Volvo V70, Wagon
#1244 of 1905 Re: 2001 v70 [bill88]
Aug 23, 2004 (8:41 am)
2005 Euro Delivery prices have been out for a while. V70 2.4M starts at $26,185
There nothing wrong w/ an 01 V70 especially if its Volvo certified. Its many times more complex than the 240 was(lets face it 240's were only slightly ahead of the horse and buggy in technical complexity) so it has more to break.
Personally, I would probably spend the extra $$ and go Euro Delivery. You get a nice experience, a new car and free maintenance.
#1245 of 1905 Re: 2001 v70 [volvomax]
Aug 23, 2004 (3:54 pm)
Thanks for your input. I thought $26,185 is the ED price for the 2004 v70. Did Volvo not raise the price for 2005 ED?
I was also wondering if anyone knows anything about the "run flat" tires and tire pressure monitoring systems that are included in the run flat tire package in 2005. Are those rims only useable with run flat tires? In other words, when it comes time to replace the tires, can any tire be put on the wheel? Also, with the tire pressure monitoring, do I have to use certain wheels/tires. I would normally buy a wheel and snowtire package from Tire Rack, and I'm concerned that my only option would be more expensive wheels/tires from the dealer.
The reality is that I only want DSTC which I think is a huge safety feature, but the only way I can get it is as part of this package.
#1246 of 1905 Re: 2001 v70 [bill88]
Aug 24, 2004 (9:49 am)
The price comes from the 2005 price list.
As for the run flats, I haven't seen the rim in person and probably won't for a while.
I would imagine that you would be limited in your ability to change/replace the wheels and tires.
At this time the run flats are not available.
Aug 25, 2004 (8:51 pm)
Anybody hear anything about a potential R version for the new V50 wagon? What's the probability? Thanks.
#1248 of 1905 Re: V50 R ?? [jaramabeige]
Aug 26, 2004 (5:17 am)
I would imagine that an V50R isn't even on the radar. Volvo just launched the S40/V50 so they'll probably want to deal with that first. And it doesn't seem like the other R cars have been such a sales success that it warrants developing a brand new one.
But then again Volvo do things a bit different.
And of course, I'm only speculating based on a gut feeling. I just don't think there's anything to the rumors.
#1249 of 1905 Re: V50 R ?? [larsca]
Aug 26, 2004 (11:27 am)
Volvo winks and hints, but no. No S40 or V50R at this time.
#1250 of 1905 2004 V70 vs. 2005 Outback
Aug 27, 2004 (12:58 pm)
My wife and I are looking for a good mid-sized wagon for our growing family. We test-drove a Mazda 6 Sport Wagon and liked the ride, but did not like the rather cheap interior.
We are looking closely at the V70 and 2005 Subaru Outback (both base, non-turbo engines). All factors being equal, I like the V70 better but am concerned about reliability and the cost of maintenance. Do any of you have any thoughts that might assist us in making a decision?
#1251 of 1905 Trailer Hitch for my 2004 V70
Aug 27, 2004 (7:47 pm)
Can anyone tell be about their experiences with installing trailer hitches on their V70s? I've talked to the dealer and the hitch is $335 plus 4 hours of labor for the installation (around $700 total). However, UHaul says they can do it for around $150 total.
UHauls hitch is only rated for 3500 pounds while Volvo's is good for up to 5000. I'm only going to pull light utility trailers and small sailboats, so the UHaul weight limits are fine. Does anyone know why such a huge difference in price? If I go with the UHaul hitch will I void my warranty?
Thanks for your answers,
#1252 of 1905 Re: 2004 V70 vs. 2005 Outback [ben03]
Aug 28, 2004 (9:22 am)
04 V70 reliability excellent, also Volvo offers free scheduled maintenance for 3 yrs 36k.
Scooby doo's are ok, but I think you'll find the Volvo wagon a better car.
#1253 of 1905 Re: Coking [blockislandguy]
Aug 28, 2004 (11:54 pm)
Just got a 2001 V70 2.4T as opposed to T5. do you still recommend Mobil ! that frequently?
What do you think of puchsing the pre-owned certification for 23K miles at $950? Is it worth it:?