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#1254 of 1905 Re: 2004 V70 vs. 2005 Outback [volvomax]
Aug 29, 2004 (7:53 am)
Volvomax is right, Subbies are good cars as well. However... I bought a 1998 Legacy GT and just last August replaced it with a new 2004 V70 2.5T. The cars are in two very different classes. We had both vehicles for the last year and every time I got in the Subaru, it felt cheap, much smaller, unprotected and underpowered.
To be fair, because the Volvo is not AWD, it doesn't handle as well in wet conditions as the Subaru. The Subby is also a bit quicker in reacting to manueveers.
So far, my V70 (about 29K to date) has only been in the shop for scheduled service. Over the years I've owned the Subaru, we had a major problem with the manual transmission (something that I beleive must be systematic not just a fluke) before the warranty period had expired. It began to recurr before we traded the car last month. It also blew out the front oil seals around 115K (also something that is systemic in Subbies).
All in all, I'd have to say I love the Volvo experience much better than the Subaru (my local Volvo dealership also treats one a whole lot better).
#1255 of 1905 Replacemnt of Spring in Rear Center Cupholder(2002 v70 2.5T)
Sep 04, 2004 (9:51 am)
My children keep pulling out the dual cupholder out of the rear pulldown center armrest. There is a little brass spring that pops out when they pull it out. The dealer has popped this back in a couple of times and I'd like to do it myself instead of always running there. Does anyone know where it fits? I can't figure it out how that little spring fits in.
#1256 of 1905 Are Tire Pressure Monitors Avail XC70 or just V70 in 2005?
Sep 04, 2004 (10:02 am)
I can't find an equivalent run-flat package including tire pressure monitors available for the xc70 that is offered for the V70
in 2005. Is it not being offered?
#1257 of 1905 2002 v70 2.5T 30,000 Mi Service
Sep 04, 2004 (10:50 am)
My dealer flushes transmission fluid and radiator on this service even though volvo specifically shows in the manual that this is unnecessary at this mileage. Is there any reason to do this?
#1258 of 1905 Traded 00 Denali for 04 V70
Sep 05, 2004 (5:14 am)
Wife uses for in town driving only. Tired of filling tank three times a month. Noticed a difference in the first two weeks. Still on the first free tank and have 200 more miles to go on this tank. Also, the size was a factor. Large Denali for wife who fears tractor trailers, you get the idea.
Compared with Maurano, RX300, XC90, and Infinity SUV's. Hands down more space inside. Read the brochures carefully when looking for a new ride. You would be surprised at how little the space is in the smaller SUV's.
Also love the idea that there are not many on the road. Every other car is a RX300 around here or a infinity.
#1259 of 1905 Re: Are Tire Pressure Monitors Avail XC70 or just V70 in 2005? [marinadave]
Sep 06, 2004 (11:35 am)
The Rin Flat pkg and the tire pressure monitoring are 2 different features.
Both have been delayed for the 2005 model year.
Sep 08, 2004 (9:25 am)
I know that the restyled S60s and V70s will go on sale soon here in the States, however, will the basic 2.4 continue in both lineups? And do you know of any changes in hp or torque ratings for that engine?
Also, while looking up values on Kelley Blue Book I noticed that automatic Volvos get more money on resale than do manuals. Looks as if manual Volvos aren't popular anymore.
#1261 of 1905 Re: Volvomax: [jrosasmc]
Sep 08, 2004 (5:31 pm)
News flash, jros...I don't think there was a time when Volvo manuals WERE popular, at least not in the "Volvo as most of the public knows it" age (which I think began with the intro of the 240.) It took me a year of searching to find my former car, the 740 GL, in a five speed. I didn't even bother looking for an S70T-5 5 speed...I just bought a GLT (which is auto only) and called it good.
BTW, almost without exception, a manual transmission is a significant deduction from KBB values, no matter which car you're talking about.
#1262 of 1905 Re: Volvomax: [jrosasmc]
Sep 09, 2004 (7:19 am)
I believe the S60 2.4 is history but the V70 2.4 soldiers on.
#1263 of 1905 Re: Volvomax: [robr2]
Sep 09, 2004 (8:49 am)
Volvo manuals have NEVER been popular.
They just gather dust on dealer lots.
The S60 2.4 is available only to fleet companies for 2005.
The V70 2.4 continues.