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#1260 of 1807 2006 S40/V50 changes
May 11, 2005 (5:40 pm)
I've heard recently about package streamlining on MY2006, and was curious what anyone else heard. Only details are about overseas delivery so far: MSRP would be about $2000 more than this "tourist" model 2006 V50 overseas and 2006 S40
What I've gathered:
No more greens
no select package on the T5's
2.4i Audio control in str. wheel - std.
no more optional moonroof - select (2.4) or premium (T5 & AWD) packages only. **
** but, found two pdf files via google on the volvocars.us website. that make me think otherwise... any one have an idea about what's going on? I missed ordering my 2005 T5 by a week in April. (why nobody has a DSTC volvo on the lot in Ohio is beyond me...)
any comments? any clues? any hints?
2006b V50 Fleet and link S40 Fleet
May 12, 2005 (8:29 am)
I thought the select package was perfect!
#1262 of 1807 Re: 2006 S40/V50 changes [gruxx]
May 12, 2005 (10:21 am)
Yup, Volvo is trying to limit options on their cars starting this year.
Mistral and Safari Green are gone.
Brilliant Blue and Electric Silver are the new colors.
Moonroof on the T5 is only available in the Premuim pkg.
#1263 of 1807 Maintaining the turbo engine
May 12, 2005 (6:00 pm)
I just purchased a t5 awd and I can't seem to find anything on maintaining the turbo engine. Do I need to do anything differently when starting up the car or turning it off?
#1265 of 1807 owners manual
May 14, 2005 (8:42 am)
new turbos and new oil make it less of a problem just start and stop engine like you always did. ":old" turbos if you ran it hard and to let it spool down before you turned off the engine to ensure adequate lube to rotor, no more.... have fun. check owners manual. i'm getting a red one for my wife in june/july
#1266 of 1807 s40 T5 versus audi a3
May 14, 2005 (8:27 pm)
I checked out both the s40 T5 and audi a3. Both are impressive cars at good prices. I built similar models on Edmunds, the audi came out about 2K cheaper MSRP. The audi does seem to give you a bit more options for your money (dual sunroofs, hatchback cargo capacity, satellite radio option, bose audio).
Any comments on why I should go with the S40 T5 over the Audi A3 ? I'm still leaning toward s40 because of the overall look of the car, but not sure I'm making the right decision.
#1267 of 1807 Volvo Clear Coat Treatment
May 18, 2005 (12:24 pm)
Hoping for a quick answer, as I just found out my T5 has arrived and am picking it up tomorrow.
Volvo is trying to sell me on some sort of clear coat treatment for the paint job, claiming that it means you don't have to wax the car for 5 years. Anyone have insight on this? Is it worth it? Does it look funny?
Thanks in advance!
#1268 of 1807 Re: Volvo Clear Coat Treatment [mdid]
May 18, 2005 (1:32 pm)
sounds like snake oil to me.
#1269 of 1807 Re: Volvo Clear Coat Treatment [qbrozen]
May 19, 2005 (6:13 am)
If its the "Auto Armor" I've been hearing about on other forums, it's well worth the money....it protects the paint with a teflon(correct me if I'm wrong) coating. I'll be getting it as soon as I receive my car!