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    bluetooth add-on

    My bad - should have gotten integrated phone system when I bought car new. Safety considerations (plus hands-free laws) prompting me to find bluetooth solution. Any after-market products that...
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    AM band dead in 2008 XC70

    Mine abruptly stopped working. Didn't realize it until my son desperately wanted to hear the end of the Stanley Cup finals and nothing would work! Dealer replaced entire radio under warranty. A...
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    1998/2008

    I still have a '98 XC70 (kids now drive it) and I drive the '08. Miss the turbo from the '98, but I'm otherwise quite happy with the '08. Lots of nice creature comforts and newer safety features,...
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    2008 xc70 - Oyster Grey with the beige/brown...

    2008 xc70 - Oyster Grey with the beige/brown interior. Thought the interior might "clash" with the grey, but the Oyster Grey actually has a bit of a brown tint to it. Looks great, but it is a bit...
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    get portable nav

    Have the 2008 with about 32000 miles on it. Did take the Nav system, but sorry I bothered. Bought husband a Garmin for a couple of hundred dollars that actually does more (and more easily). Plus the...
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    Have the 2008 with about 32000 miles on it. Did...

    Have the 2008 with about 32000 miles on it. Did take the Nav system, but sorry I bothered. Bought husband a Garmin for a couple of hundred dollars that actually does more (and more easily). Plus...
  7. satisfaction

    I've now had my 2008 XC70 for two years and am at 29K miles. So far, so good. I do have the navigation system and lots of creature comforts, but passed on BLISS (or whatever it's called). Having...
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    Didn't realize the cargo area mat still allowed...

    Didn't realize the cargo area mat still allowed access to the secret compartment. Well, now I may order one! Has to beat the doormat from Home Depot that I toss back there for dirty sports...
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    I purchased the Volvo rubber mats for my 2008...

    I purchased the Volvo rubber mats for my 2008 XC70. They stay in place since they snap down onto the same tabs that hold the regular carpet mats. They were a godsend the last two winters -...
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    $ at the dealer

    Yes, I was saying that the '98 (now 12 years in my possession) is the one that has racked up big bucks for repairs.
    The '08 (not quite 2 years old) has had only routine maintenance....and tires.
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    2008 reliability

    I also have had ongoing repair issues with the '98 XC70. It seems like I never leave the dealer without dropping some serious money on that car. Since I passed it off at about 140K miles to the...
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    how I pay for my XC70

    Research biophysicist - actually part-time, as I'm raising three children and this arrangement offers a balance. The 2008 is actually my second XC70. I still have my 1998 model. Yes, I have been...
  13. batteries in PCC

    Picked up my car early November, 2007. Never put the PCC in the slot - the whole point of ordering it was so I never had to take it out of my bag or pocket. Anyhow, have experienced no problems...
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    Honda vs. Volvo

    I also had an Accord that, in 10 years time, required only scheduled maitenance (well, except for the clutch that my other half wore out). When it was in a little fender bender, however, it was...
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    cargo nets

    I did take the cargo system. I have the side net in the photo, and also a net divider/shelf. It goes across the cargo area standing vertically to portion off a front and back section, or it can...
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    mileage at 20K

    I've now had my 2008 XC70 for 18 months and am just over 20K miles. Although notorious for jack rabbit starts and stops, my poor mileage has prompted me to make a real effort to ease on and off the...
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    leaving car with alarm inactive

    Unlocked, the alarm will not be activated. I never lock my car inside my closed garage, and the alarm has never gone off when one of my kids runs out to grab a forgotten text book, etc.
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    squeaks, rattles

    My '98 XC had the most infuriating squeak due to the inside panel of the cargo door coming loose after repeated slamming of the cargo door (not by me...). Dealer replacement of the attachment kit...
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    WD-40 fix

    My 2008 (15,000 miles) started squeaking just last week, so this thread was very timely. I thought I would go crazy, as my 1998 squeak was never permanently fixed. WD-40 in the latch mechanism...
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    fuel for XC70

    I'm just shy of one year driving the 2008 XC70 (with my '98 XC70 as the teen car). While I usually buy the mid-grade fuel, when prices were up around $4/gal I decided to check the manual. 87 octane...
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    rica tuning

    Thanks for the info! This sluggishnes is really my only complaint about the car. I've had mine since November (replacing my '98 XC70), and I love everything else about it. Will be watching to...
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    chip tuning

    I'm definitely interested in your experience with tuning the 2008 XC70! I've been frustrated by its sluggishness compared with the turbo 1998 XC70 I replaced. Do you happen to know if this is...
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    "Mudfest" winner in NW - 2008 XC70 gets rave reviews

    Not just good looking. Tough, too.
    http://www.imakenews.com/volvooflisle/e_article001094491.cfm?x=bcN7ghy,b9Dyv3jP
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    mileage after 6 months & almost 8000 miles

    On highway, fully loaded with passengers, cargo and a roof carrier, going fast (ave 70mph), I get about 23mpg. Local driving is pretty bad. If it's a short trip with very frequent stop signs, I'm...
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    door pulls

    There is definitley a problem with that particular car and/or settings of some sort. After reading your post, I actually went out and checked, and all four doors work as I described. Two pulls are...
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