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Volvo V70, Wagon
Feb 13, 2006 (12:02 pm)
Is the V70 lineup going to stay the same for 2007? In other words will any models be dropped, such as the base 2.4?
My dad is going to wait till '08 to get an '06 V70 2.4 because he knows well that Volvos depreciate by a good number in the first two years after they are new. He says that the cars will be a relative bargain after they are gently used, with low mileage. True?
#1593 of 1905 Gently Used, I Hope
Feb 13, 2006 (12:43 pm)
We got what seemed a good deal on an untitled '05 V70 that had been a demonstrator/loaner with about 5K miles. They had come down almost $6K. Also, it was in early January, which is supposedly a good time to work a deal. Since most, if not all Volvo dealerships are generous about providing loaner cars, there may always be such deals at the end of model years. So far, so sweet.
#1594 of 1905 Re: Hey Volvomax: [jrosasmc]
Feb 14, 2006 (9:21 am)
AFAIK, the base V70 will remain in the lineup.
There will be an all new V70 out in 2008.
#1595 of 1905 Re: v70 trouble [cranecrew]
Feb 15, 2006 (9:03 am)
I ALSO NEED A PROPELLER SHAFT UP THE #!*!!! WHERE CAN ONE GET THOSE BEARINGS?
Feb 23, 2006 (1:13 pm)
We've had our '05 V70 for almost a month now and everything is still rosy. I finally got to put some miles on it (wife was out of town) and am quite pleased. Love the seats, radio, controls, fit, finish, power (even with the non-turbo 2.5), and, surprisingly, the handling. It feels as stable or better than my new Civic through a turn. The mileage computer seems very accurate estimating AVG.MPG. after a couple fill-ups. After last fill I was immediately on the highway and it was reading about 32 at a steady 60 mph, so I have high hopes for the first road trip. An example of a thoughful little touch occured yesterday. I had unlocked it with regular key (that switchblade fob is kinda big to carry) and discovered it would not let me lock it back by pushing the lock buttons on the door. I was forced to lock it with the key from the outside, thus assuring the key could not be locked in the car. Anyway, for those who might be considering this vehicle, give it a look. I'm glad we did.
#1597 of 1905 Re: Sweet Ride [crissman]
Feb 23, 2006 (5:12 pm)
I agree,the V70 is suprisingly fun to drive...Extremely good mpg,too.
#1598 of 1905 Re: v70 trouble [lbw]
Mar 07, 2006 (10:30 am)
i have the exact same symptoms and do not know what to do, exactly.
the first mechanic thought it was the left front axle, wrong
the volvo dealership said replace angle gear and rear differential ??
the third mechanic thinks it is the viscous bearing ( he temporarily removed drive shaft and car runs just fine). so what to do?
what did you end up doing?
ps replaced viscous bearing once already at 66,000 , now at 106,000
Mar 10, 2006 (1:46 pm)
I've read almost all of the 80 pages contained in this forum, but was hoping for some information from all older V70 owners. I'm thinking of buying one from the 1998-2001 vintage. I know that in 2000 the V70 changed, but I'd still like info on all vintages if it'd not be too much trouble, please?
What year is it?
Are you happy overall with the car?
How many miles do you have on it now?
What sort of maintenance costs have you incurred?
Thanks a ton!
#1600 of 1905 Re: Premium Fuel? [crissman]
Mar 17, 2006 (11:48 am)
The 2004 V70 manual (pg 84) states,"Volvo engines are designed for optimum performance on unleaded premium gasoline with an octane rating of AKI 91 or above. . . The minimum octane requirement is AKI 87."
In Dallas regular unleaded is AKI 87, and I assume it is where you are. So technically the salesman is correct. Right now here in Dallas AKI 87 is $2.45/gal, AKI 89 is $2.55/gal and AKI 93 is $2.65/gal. We use AKI 93 in our 2004 V70 2.4L non-turbo, because they don't sell AKI 91 here. I may start mixing equal volumes of 89 and 93 ($2.60/gal) or 1/3 AKI87 and 2/3 AKI93 ($2.58/gal) to make AKI 91. This would save about $1.00 per 15 gal of fuel over using premium AKI 93 (about 2.6%). I'm not sure it's worth it to us, as little as we drive, 17 kmi in 2.5 years since buying this V70 ~1 Sept 2003, so only 7 kmi/yr.
#1601 of 1905 Re: Advice Sought [dingledoink]
Mar 20, 2006 (12:22 pm)
1. 99 V70-GLT
2. very happy with car, bought it with 16,000km.
3. 130,000 km (81,000 miles)
4. no after warranty problems other than mass flow meter. Regular dealer service and the following work done;
- on our third mass flow meter (last one cost us $300 cdn)
- new discs and pads on front
- new pads on rear
- on our second set of tires
- timing belt done a 120k (preventative, this was done with the brakes and 120k service for about $1500 cdn - but now good for another 100?)
- hit a deer and held up well (or as my wife says - deer ran into her )
Will look at replacing it with another Volvo when it gets tired - another year or two maybe - or keep and use as a hand me down.