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    I've tried everything on our '02 V70XC: Thule...

    I've tried everything on our '02 V70XC: Thule aero bars on roof, Thule square bars on roof, Thule big basket on roof with bike mounts on sides, putting 'em in the cargo area with fork mounts, and...
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    Back in '02 when we were at the factory, we...

    Back in '02 when we were at the factory, we included some Volvo accessories, but the biggest find was the employees after-market store that was just down the road. We road the factory mini-bus down...
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    Resolution

    Well, turns out that it wasn't a control problem after all. Just needed some more gas, regular service. Local independent charged the system, checked for leaks, and inspected everything-now cold...
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    10 Years Later

    It has been ten years since we went to Sweden to pick up our V70XC. Who woulda guessed that we would still be driving the same car almost 200,000 miles later?

    The hardest part was making all...
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    Thanks.

    Thanks for making the older video available. As one of the 'stars' of the video, I am biased towards the original. Of course, I can't really complain since they still use the 'Too good to be True'...
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    Me 2

    Same problem, but other way around-Driver's side blows cool but Passenger side blows hot. My initial thought is that the individual thermostatic control (round knob going from hot to cold on each...
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    Me too

    Same problem and symptoms-'surges' 3-4 on throttle, but doesn't in cruise or in manual. Volvo even sent a regional tech to look at our car some three years ago, and between him and the dealer, they...
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    Tour de France 2011

    As best I can determine, VACANSOLEIL, MOVISTAR, and EUROPCAR teams will be using Cross Country XC70 as team cars in this year's Tour de France.

    Wonder why Volvo doesn't put this on their web site.
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    Me too

    Great descriptions and analysis. Over the past 2 years have been to dealers (plural) and even had the regional service rep come down to NM from CO to take a look. In the end, it is the torque...
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    Throttle Surge = Transmission Gear Change

    Same problem here as originally described by Matt, but with the following diagnostics additions. IT DOESN'T HAPPEN IN CRUISE CONTROL. IT DOESN'T HAPPEN IN SET GEAR.

    After 2 days at the...
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    Sticky: Virtualtourist Link

    Greetings All!

    We have continued to leave our 2002 story on www.virtualtourist.com. Look for the homepage of 'RichardBlaine" (no space).

    Thanks and good luck.

    ps-Yup, that's us on the...
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    SwedeSpeed Link Doesn't work

    Any other suggestions for how to remove rear door panels? Link did not work.

    thanks

    rich kestner
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    ebay

    Jo!

    Put one of these up on ebay yesterday-regular auction, no reserve.

    Good luck!

    rkestner
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    V70XC Rear Seat Cooler console on ebay

    Greetings All!

    Yesterday I put our rear seat, 12v, integrated, console cooler up for auction on ebay. Help yourself!

    rkestner
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    many thanks. will try them rkestner

    many thanks. will try them

    rkestner
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    update

    65K miles since OSD.

    seats, ride, mpg, off-road use, station wagon utility, high speed runs, stereo system, styling, safety, community, prestige, etc. etc. etc.

    again, finest automobile...
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    oil change(s) update

    wellll......

    had the 60K service done at the dealer recently, including oil and filter change. picked up the car and got about 1 block from the dealer when blue, oil based smoke appeared in...
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    Rear Passenger door ding/dent repair

    jo!

    spent a couple of hours yesterday afternoon working on some dents/dings on the rear passenger doors and had pretty good success with two methods, dyi.

    first, used a $4.95 suction device...
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    three more options

    OPTION: buy some bikefridays. fold'em and throw 'em in the back end
    OPTION: get the trailer hitch and pull a small trailer with the bikes.
    OPTION: don't ride bikes.

    sorry, but being an 'out...
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    when we first got the car, we wanted to carry bikes on the wing profile too. we made the rounds of different dealers across the country, each with a different solution-none of which were...
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    Sticky: OSD Report on VirtualTourist

    Many thanks to all who have visited our virtualtourist.com web page with OSD report and provided comments.

    Please be advised that I will be severely cutting back on the reports/pics in about 30...
  22. Thread: Subi Vrs Xc70

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    Old news

    in the summer of 2002 we were in the market for a car with awd/4wd because of where we live. the car had to have good road manners because we drive long distances at high speed here in new mexico,...
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    Imported post

    i have a small (2") crease/ding in the rear, driver side door.  i want to access the interior of the door in order to push it out from the inside.  has anyone ever done this???

    thanx
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    Poll: Imported post

    Almost 5000 miles over 5 weeks, Sep-Oct 2002.  Went to Bordeaux for the Vendage, LaRochelle for the boat show, etc., etc.

    hey, when opportunity knocks, answer the door for heavens sake.
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    Sticky: Imported post

    greetings all!!!!

    thanks for including us in the listing (richardblaine @ virtualtourist.com).  unfortunately, i will be updating my virtualtourist site soon and will be deleting lots of the...
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