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    Hmm, you got me worried about clearance now :). ...

    Hmm, you got me worried about clearance now :). I'm running the stock 215/65-16. I'll have to poke under and see how much clearance I have before I order the standard chains.
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    Thanks for the info 02Ocean224. Shockingly...

    Thanks for the info 02Ocean224. Shockingly enough, the quote I've been getting is for the standard Volvo chains, not the ones that look like the RUD or zero clearance Thule's. That's why I think...
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    $500 for tire chains?

    In all my years of driving 4WD/AWDs I've never once been asked to chain-up, but figured I'd finally appease my wife and carry them for our occasional trips to the snow. I called two dealers today...
  4. Interesting Kim...I have two golden retrievers...

    Interesting Kim...I have two golden retrievers and do listen to NPR. I do also have a cargo box up top, so maybe that's adding to the hippie/yuppie image.:D I'm a pretty fast driver though (Thank...
  5. I'm in a Volvo...feel free to cut in front of me.

    My wife borrowed my car last week. She later asked me if I notice people cutting in front me all the time. Come to think of it, it does seem to happen much more frequently than when I drove my Jeep...
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    We have two 75lb Golden Retreivers that we often...

    We have two 75lb Golden Retreivers that we often travel with. The key here is indeed a cargo box up top. We load everything up top and they have the entire cargo area in back.
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    I had random problems like this until I had the...

    I had random problems like this until I had the dealer adjust the latch. I haven't had any problems since...knock on wood.
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    Ouch. Hmmm. We bring my wife's VW Passat to...

    Ouch. Hmmm. We bring my wife's VW Passat to http://www.eurotechtuningca.com/index.html in Campbell, CA. He says he works on Volvo's too. Good clean honest shop. Not sure what his pricing is...
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    I've been going to Carlsen since I purchased from...

    I've been going to Carlsen since I purchased from them back in 2004. All warranty and standard service thus far. I also ask for a loaner so that makes it convenient. They have a courtesy shuttle...
  10. I replaced mine, but for the life of me I can't...

    I replaced mine, but for the life of me I can't remember the part number. I don't think it's from an R though. I don't think the stitching is blue. I wanted to get the door handle covers from the...
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    Water leaking into passenger footwell

    I was driving though some pretty nasty rain for about 2 hours when my wife happened to notice that the carpet and right kick panel was saturated on the passenger side. Perhaps a faulty moonroof...
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    I'm pretty baffled myself bluexc70. The ultimate...

    I'm pretty baffled myself bluexc70. The ultimate best I ever got was just over 27mpg - straight, flat, no crossbars, no load (other than 1 Golden Retriever), no wind, cool temp, 91 fuel, stock...
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    My mpg is much like bluexc70's. I'm lucky to get...

    My mpg is much like bluexc70's. I'm lucky to get 20 city and max out on road trips at about 26. Overall my average hovers around 22. I don't think I'm any heavier on the gas pedal than most, but I...
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    Anybody carry lumber up top?

    I recently made a run to my local lumber yard to trim out a few new windows. In my rush to get what I needed before they closed, I got out to the parking lot with 2 16ft 1x4's thinking oh @#$!.

    I...
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    George: FYI, I ordered the glovebox aluminum...

    George:

    FYI, I ordered the glovebox aluminum inlay and was told it is the same as the one used in the V70R. I'll be doing the doors next, but wanted to start with the easy piece as a test. To be...
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    I have the Blacktop Pro 16s, but with 48"...

    I have the Blacktop Pro 16s, but with 48" crossbars. This essentially means I cannot carry anything other than the box. I'm thinking of swapping in the recommended 58" bars so I can put my Boa bike...
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    I ordered mine from Borton using the Part #...

    I ordered mine from Borton using the Part # Firstbrick noted. Here a picture of them: http://www.mrmutt.com/volvo/#acorn. True chrome ones probably look better, but these were much better than my...
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    48" bars work fine. I had a Mazda Tribute that I...

    48" bars work fine. I had a Mazda Tribute that I moved my LowRider & 48" bars to my 2004 XC. I'm actually thinking of making the switch to 58" to have the added overhang. With my cargo box up top...
  19. I'd be more understanding if the temperature was...

    I'd be more understanding if the temperature was approaching freezing, but I see this when the outside temperature is 55-60 f degrees. I'll monitor it for a while. Thanks for the replies.
  20. A software update has supposedly fixed my...

    A software update has supposedly fixed my tripmeters, but no explaination about my cold weather radio display. I'll see how the next 7500 miles go before I gripe again.
  21. This is what my radio looks like in the mornings...

    This is what my radio looks like in the mornings and my trip1 & 2's keep randomly resetting. I'm close to my 7,500 mile maintenance and will see what they say.
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  22. My radio and trip meters don't like cold weather

    Noticed that my radio display is wacky in cold weather. Once my interior warms up, it appears fine. Another coldweather side effect is my T1/T2 trip meters reset. This too tends to happen in cold...
  23. Thread: heated seats

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    My service rep told me that the heated seats also...

    My service rep told me that the heated seats also worked in conjunction with the outside air temp. Is this bogus information? I have indeed noticed that my seats seem warmer, but it is probably...
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    Interesting about the 05 remote opening/closing...

    Interesting about the 05 remote opening/closing of doors/moonroof via the remote AWD*V70XC. Even your single click to open all the doors is different than my 04. A single click on my XC70 opens...
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    Where are your rooftop crossbars mounted?

    I have a Yakima rack that I use primarily for bikes (occassionally I throw up my cargo box). Windnoise is tolerable with the box, but not when removed so I added a 38" fairing just behind the...
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