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    took a test drive today, nice car, but could not...

    took a test drive today, nice car, but could not get more than 28mpg average and at motorway cruising 75mph it went down to 22mpg.

    The dealer was adamant that this would be better on a run, but my...
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    High mileage driver

    Its been a while since I used to frequent these pages, Ive changed jobs and had quite a few cars since the beloved XC70.

    I am once again thinking of getting a Volvo XC, and as I am also thinking...
  3. Thread: hello again

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    hello again

    I just thought I'd say hello again from the non-XC70 drivers seat.

    For those of you who dont remember my name (and thats me sometimes) I had a 2001 XC70 for fifty thousand miles (thats about 13...
  4. Thread: Bye Bye

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    In reply to 1Lieutenant's questions re...

    In reply to 1Lieutenant's questions re reliability:
    My XC70 was on the whole a reliable car, never left me stranded, and worst thing to happen was a stuck-open sun rooof (whole cassette replaced...
  5. Thread: Bye Bye

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    Just so you can see what the fuss was all about!

    OK so its not so luxurious as an XC, but she sure is cute!
  6. Thread: Bye Bye

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    Bye Bye

    Three weeks ago, I sold my XC70 with 70k on the speedo!
    The car had always been good to me and never let me down, but I just cannot justify the running costs for servicing and not having any...
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    Count me in

    Might even bring the XC70 !
    Live in Kent, so anywhere in south/mids would be OK, need management approval to stay out late or have a sleep-over though
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    After a tiresom discussion with the service advisor who seemed miffed that someone on the 'outside' even new the word VADIS, they said they woudl be unable to add features as getting the codes was...
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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (XCMark @ Nov. 26 2003,11:10)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Does anyone else, besides me, utilize more...
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    NeuDaddi,

    Once you get past the ways of protecting the car fror the new arrival and the new arrival from the car, you will soon lean a few things about kids and cars (from my humble experiences):...
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    Why wait&#33;

    Although having a new model is nice from seeing it on the driveway, it sometimes brings new and previously sorted problems, I like to see a new model on the streets for a few months...
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    The waiting for a new car (for me) is the best bit &#33;

    No door dings
    No dirt
    No depreciation

    Just that shiny new car in my mind &#33;

    Sounds like a nice choice, drop me a line if you want any...
  13. Thread: XC70 or XC90?

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    Its a 90&#33;
    Hold on a moment, though, not an XC 90, a LandRover 90&#33;

    I took NeuDaddi&#39;s advice and had a long serious look at what I would be gaining bu getting a new car that was not an XC70, and to...
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    Is it possible to get heated windshields on any of the Volvo range?

    Fords (among many others) have been doing this for a while, and dont see it as an option on the XC or any other Volvo range?
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    Jon,
    This is as close to the OSD as we Brits will probably get, and a 15% saving on a vehicle like the XC90 is still worth a bit&#33;

    Is this the first car you have imported or are you an old hand...
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    Are you considering the extended warranty which takes it up to 100k miles or 4 years?

    Also does the warranty only cover 60,000Kms ?

    In the UK it is 60,000 miles...or 3 years whichever comes...
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    Own and run a Computer Services company specialising in supporting clients in the Financial Sector, we have fifteen staff and cover all aspects of technology including audio/visual (plasma,LCD hi-fi...
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    Jon,

    One thing they dont advertise with vodafone multi SIM is the fact that you cannot have media or picture messaging. This is not an immediate problem for me as I have yet to see a commercial...
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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (NeuDaddi @ Jan. 03 2004,21:37)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">.....But, if they could build a driver&#39;s...
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    Jon,

    I know its not the same problem, but there have been a number of posts relating to Multi-SIM cards with vodafone un the UK and how you cannot get the change of SIM nominated from the car...
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    All of the above please, and TOTALLY agree about the defects and less of them required.

    A car cannot however have too many gadgets, its just an impossibility that defies the laws of physics and...
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    Sorry if we are going over old ground again...

    On searching for MP3 I cannot find any positive responses (may be &#39;cos there arn&#39;t any??) on how to link vehicle mounted or other MP3 players...
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    Just like spending a few hours down at the pub with some virtual mates&#33;,

    This time without the hangover the next day

    Have a great new year and continue to develop the site for us, perhaps a...
  24. Thread: When to Sell?

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    I always wonder about the &#39;merits&#39; of owning a vehicle such as the XC70 when it has no dealer support warranty and more computers than the &#39;one man band&#39; local mechanic (ie non Volvo franchised...
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    Al,
    I too have had transmission/cruise problems.

    I am able to shop around for franchised Volvo dealers in the South Eastern part of England, so I have had the car to four (sadly 3 from same...
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