Last post on Aug 30, 2012 at 5:10 PM
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Volvo V70, Wagon
#1856 of 1905 Re: Electrical gremlins [biancar]
May 06, 2010 (4:26 pm)
If you ever see a Volkswagon or Volvo with all it's lights working, go buy a lottery ticket right away...
#1857 of 1905 Re: Electrical gremlins [fedlawman]
May 06, 2010 (7:59 pm)
Well, all our lights are working at the moment, so maybe tomorrow will be my lucky day.
May 20, 2010 (6:34 pm)
Finally had the opportunity to take our new V70 on a long vacation trip. To my surprise, we got 32 mpg on the highway! I was very impressed. I think it was rated at 26 or something like that?
Anyway, very nice ride, we did have some stop and go traffic and a backup at one point, but all said and done, 5 hours of driving mostly interstate, and the info message claimed we were at 32 mpg. I'll take that.
#1859 of 1905 Re: Mileage [biancar]
May 21, 2010 (3:43 am)
They will do that on the interstate if it isn't too hilly and if you drive at the posted speed limit. Over 2800 miles I have not reset the avg mpg register and mine shows 30.6.Probably 80/20 mix between rolling interstate/city. I use mostly premium fuel. Do you use premium fuel or just regular?
#1860 of 1905 Re: Mileage [gmwalters]
May 21, 2010 (6:39 am)
#1861 of 1905 2004 V70 2.5 Turbo (or 2.4, can't remember)
Jul 10, 2010 (10:53 am)
Am going to check this car out from a private party.
It's about a 90 min drive. Can anyone out there help w/a VIN check?
Any help would be much appreciated.
#1862 of 1905 Re: 2004 V70 2.5 Turbo (or 2.4, can't remember) [volvoprospect]
Jul 10, 2010 (6:16 pm)
Go to Carfax.com and enter the number. You'll pay a few bucks for the service; well worth doing to get an objective response.
Some folks have said the Carfax reports are not always completely up to date. While not perfect, it's probably the best source a consumer can use to check out used cars.
Aug 01, 2010 (7:40 am)
Ok all, volvoprospect is now volvo owner.
Thank you to biancar for replying to my 7-10 post. As it turns out the seller of this car had carfax access and we looked up the history together. Original owner had all dealer service into the high 60k range.
The car is for my college-age daughter, and she'll take delivery in a week or so...
Here are a couple of rookie questions:
1. It comes with only one key (switchblade style remote.) I'd like to get an additional one just in case off loss. Is the dealer my only option? I posted a similar question in the maintenance forum and someone was nice enough to say a locksmith MIGHT be able to help me.
2. The front tires are much more worn that the rear and I'll need to replace them soon. Anyone have history in this area? successes/failures?
I've read nearly every post in this forum from message 1000 to last and am very appreciative of all I've seen so far.
Curious if fedlawman still has his '04 V70
(oddly enuf lawman, the seller of my V70 also has a Lotus in his stable.)
Thanks to all for your posts thus far.
#1864 of 1905 Re: '04 V70 2.5t [volvoprospect]
Aug 03, 2010 (11:55 am)
Welcome to the Volvo family! I've got a '06 2.5T that I've had for 3 years and 55K of its 66K miles. As to your rookie questions:
1. I don't know of any good way to avoid the dealer when you're talking about the switchblade keys, because I'm pretty sure they're chipped.
2. Front tires being more worn than the rear on a car that age can be a sign that the previous owner stopped rotating them and replaced in pairs. But if the wear is uneven from side to side or across a single tire, definitely make sure you get the alignment checked.
Were you thinking about replacing all four or two at a time? And were you looking for advice on brands/types of replacement tires? Not entirely sure what your question is here.
#1865 of 1905 Re: '04 V70 2.5t [volvoprospect]
Aug 03, 2010 (12:18 pm)
Apologies for the double, but I did find some useful info about the keys while looking something else up on the Volvo website...
Volvo Smart Key Technology Update for Volvo Model Year Vehicles 2002-2010
You can also obtain additional or duplicate remote control keys from certain independent repair facilities and locksmiths that are qualified to make remote control keys. Each key must be programmed to work with your vehicle. A list of independent repair facilities and/or locksmiths known to Volvo that can cut and code replacement keys can be found on the Volvo website at www.volvocars.com/us/keys or can be obtained by calling the Volvo Customer Care at 1-800-458-1552.