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#764 of 1905 2003 V70 burning smell
Jun 19, 2003 (5:48 pm)
I have a 2003 V70. When I got out of the car on my way home from taking delivery, I noticed a burning smell. I called the dealership I purchased the car from and they indicated this is from a coating Volvo puts on the car's engine when they ship it, the dealership said it would go away after the first 500-800 miles. I took in my car for the first oil change at a closer dealership and had them look at my question, they said it may occur up to 10,000.00 miles???
Any thoughts? Who is right?
Thanks, Hotmale in atlanta, georgia
#765 of 1905 Comment on Post 764-Burning smell
Jun 22, 2003 (4:57 pm)
I've had 3 Volvos in the past 7 years, the current is a V70 T5 and do not remember any such smell in any of them. It sounds like something got sprayed, or is dripping on the exhaust system.
#766 of 1905 V70 burning smell
Jun 24, 2003 (10:35 am)
Is a rust inhibitor sprayed on the underbody to protect the car during the ocean crossing.
Sometimes the goo gets onto the exhaust and burns off, giving you the smell. Also, in some cases you may even see some "smoke" from the underbody.
Mercedes used to be really bad about that. I can't tell you how often I'd pull up to a traffic light in a new Benz and have smoke billowing out from underneath! People would shout at me that my car was on fire.
#767 of 1905 Re: V70 Questions
Jun 25, 2003 (8:02 am)
The middle seat probably won't handle three car seats, but the best way to find out is take your three seats to the dealership and find out. Volvo makes specific child seats also- $$$. They also offer built in booster seats as an option for the second row. The third row is pretty much for emergencies. It'll hold two kids, but they'll be chewing their knee caps the entire time.
I have the base V70 ('02) engine/AT combo, and it works fine. Our family of four with all luggage had no problems with the hills in eastern Tennessee when others were slowing down, although the 5 speed auto tended to shift up rather than hold a lower gear. With the cruise control set to 70, using premium, we averaged 30+ MPG, a pleasant surprise
Jun 25, 2003 (10:39 am)
I like my Ford Taurus Wagon, but am thinking about an upgrade to the Volvo v70 base model. I like a standard transmission, which is only availabe on the base model or highest model. I park on the street in DC and my bumper gets bumped quite a bit. My Taurus bumper is completely scratched up and looks terrible. I don't want an SUV, but am hoping that the way the Volvos' bumper is designed that it will wear better than my Taurus'. Does anyone have any feedback?
Jun 25, 2003 (7:16 pm)
Sosborne301, putting an aftermarket bra on the front of the car might offer some protection to what is a very exposed nose. Tonight while working in our driveway I happened to back our Jeep Grand Cherokee close to the nose of our 2001 V70XC (which is already an inch or so higher than a regular V70). The bottom of the Jeep bumper was nearly above the Volvo hood where it opens. Scary.
Jun 26, 2003 (9:23 am)
blockislandguy...thanks for the feedback. That is very scary. I guess the new Volvos are out for all those who have to park their cars on the street. I'll have to keep looking. Maybe Audi:)
Jun 26, 2003 (7:34 pm)
Sosborne301, if you have your heart set on a great weekend vehicle (i.e., a Volvo), you could consider some aftermarket bumper protectors that you see disfiguring most cars in NYC. Or, just give in and lease the new Land Rover Discovery 11 for $395 or so per month and never, ever have to worry about some rude clown backing into your grille. He would damage his ride first. Keep it simple because the upscale versions of the Disco have real leather and sunroofs. The imitation leather on the base Disco is longer lasting and you won't have to worry about someone jimmying open one of the two sunroofs.
#772 of 1905 Urban Guerilla Warfare
Jun 27, 2003 (5:56 am)
I haven't yet looked at the Discovery....I'll start the research process...thanks. I love the look of the Volvo, but the bumper protection needed and constant worry is probabaly not worth it.