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    Congratulations on both the purchase and the...

    Congratulations on both the purchase and the decision. Never been a fan of the current model XC70. Hoping its eventual replacement (the V90CC) is a big improvement. Out of curiosity with your XC60 D4...
  2. Absolutely agree. Our current main car is a BMW...

    Absolutely agree. Our current main car is a BMW and after 4 years and multiple false readings from the brake pad sensors have concluded they are more trouble than they are worth. Yes the system...
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    Might get a better response in the XC90 forum. ...

    Might get a better response in the XC90 forum.

    Tony

    Edit : Ignore - see you've already done this. Might also ask the question over at the Swedespeed forums which seem to have more traffic these...
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    I recall this is a question that has been asked...

    I recall this is a question that has been asked and answered many times now. Use the search function. For several years now most Volvo models - including the XC70 - do not have fog lights. They have...
  5. Thread: 2015.5 or 2016

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    Congratulations and good on you. There's probably...

    Congratulations and good on you. There's probably no correct answer to the question you were asking. As I said in one of my posts above, all things being equal I'd take the significantly better...
  6. Thread: 2015.5 or 2016

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    Not entirely correct. Certainly the world's...

    Not entirely correct. Certainly the world's automotive world is very Euro-centric these days with the ever tightening emissions standards in Europe pretty much dictating what happens in the rest of...
  7. Thread: 2015.5 or 2016

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    What you are asking is a choice between the...

    What you are asking is a choice between the 2015.5 T6 AWD vs 2016 T5 AWD? Its actually an interesting question. If this question had been asked 6 months or more ago I would have said take the T6 AWD...
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    That is correct - although would suggest perhaps...

    That is correct - although would suggest perhaps early 2017.

    At this stage I wouldn't be surprised if Volvo themselves don't know the timing of the release of the new generation models. The...
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    Which "new" XC70 are you referring to. The MY16...

    Which "new" XC70 are you referring to. The MY16 XC70 should be available at least for order in most European markets now. This MY16 XC70 is not a new model but the final year of the 3rd generation...
  10. The replies are correct. The button on the dash...

    The replies are correct. The button on the dash only opens the tailgate. The only way to close the powered tailgate is with the button on the tailgate itself. It's partly a safety issue that you...
  11. Thread: Gasoline

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    Be careful talking about octane rating. The...

    Be careful talking about octane rating. The 6-cylinder T6 engine is rated for those power outputs on 95 RON - not 95 octane. RON (as used in Europe and most of the world) and US octane are two...
  12. Thread: Bad Press?

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    No idea what the P in P2 stands for. P2 was the...

    No idea what the P in P2 stands for. P2 was the name of the Volvo platform that underpinned all the mid-sized and above Volvos of this era (ie 60, 70, 80 & 90 series Volvos) until replaced by the...
  13. Thread: Bad Press?

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    Sounds as if you got a good deal -...

    Sounds as if you got a good deal - congratulations. FYI there's been 3 generations of "XC70s" - all of them jacked up versions of the V70 wagon.

    1st generation - 1998-2000 - was called the V70XC....
  14. Thread: Bad Press?

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    With any car brand you will always have your...

    With any car brand you will always have your lemons. On reading your specific story the question that immediately comes to mind is what generation XC70 was your friend referring to? If her problems...
  15. Thread: Bad Press?

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    On the whole I pretty much agree with what's been...

    On the whole I pretty much agree with what's been said here. Jump in now and get the XC70 T6. Great solid car with a good engine. If you want it though get in now for a 2015.5 model - the T6 is...
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    The Drive-E T5 (a 2.0l 4 cylinder turbocharged...

    The Drive-E T5 (a 2.0l 4 cylinder turbocharged engine) as been around now in many markets for nearly 2 years and on balance isn't a bad engine - but also not the greatest. Spend some time on the...
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    Can't directly answer your question from...

    Can't directly answer your question from first-hand experience but I suspect the 0.9" increase in overall tire diameter may present problems on full steering turn. Certainly here in Australia such a...
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    I'm sorry but have you seen the date on this...

    I'm sorry but have you seen the date on this thread. The V50 was discontinued in 2012 and there is no new V50 coming - ever. The only V50s around are those manufactured between 2005 and 2012.

    Tony
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    Also check to see if there are any applicable...

    Also check to see if there are any applicable local laws which may impact on your insurance. As an example, here in Australia it is legal - regardless of what's on the tyre placard - to fit to a...
  20. Not sure about the current model XC70, but a few...

    Not sure about the current model XC70, but a few years ago I know it was a common problem with the C30/S40/V50 models. As phlegm noted - its something to do with the antenna earth connection or...
  21. There should be a Polestar tune available for a...

    There should be a Polestar tune available for a 2008 D5. Talk to a Volvo dealer.

    Tony
  22. Thread: Diesel

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    And noisy. You really are not missing out on...

    And noisy. You really are not missing out on much.

    This (ie the less than impressive fuel economy for a diesel and the noise) may change when Volvo roll out the rest of the Drive-E range of...
  23. Thanks for the update. Pleased the issue has been...

    Thanks for the update. Pleased the issue has been resolved and hope this is the last of your problems.

    Tony
  24. I would suspect the auto transmission. Volvo...

    I would suspect the auto transmission. Volvo 6-speed auto is not the best and I would check that the software is up to date (you'll need to visit a dealer unfortunately). It sounds as if the car is...
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    Can't directly help you, but you might get a...

    Can't directly help you, but you might get a better response over at the Swedespeed forums where they have a sub-forum specifically for OSD deliveries (as of course so does this site).

    Tony
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