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  1. #1
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    Default Picked it up last week

    Picked up my 08XC70 last Tuesday (09-25-07), this is the earliest i could report on it, too busy driving it around. Lots of great new things, new motor is very different but is starting to break in nice, too early to tell overall on the motor, car is much more solid and feels completely different, VERY comfortable. Will report more as i drive more.
    11 Flamenco Red T6 w/Espresso interior. Replaced 08 Ruby Red w/Esspresso interior. Replaced 04 Ruby red w/wing and full tint. Replaced 02 Ruby Red.
    Wife's car; 12 XC60 T6 White replaced 05 Ruby Red XC70 replaced 99 V70XC Sandstone

  2. #2
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    " is starting to break in nice"

    I don't understand this statement. Vehicles of today need no break in and if the engine preformance is changing as you drive the vehicle, something is wrong. My 2003XC drives like the day I got it.
    Please elaborate on what you meant.-Dick
    '11 XC70 Silver/Off Black-Hers
    '03 XC70 Silver/Charcoal-His
    '99 XC70 Silver/Charcoal -Granddaughter's
    '87 740GLE Junk [email protected] miles
    2013 Porsche Boxster
    2017 Porsche C4S

  3. #3
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    Default Break in

    Sure new vehicles need no official break in period, but as with any new motor rings will seat, and things just run better and smoother, there is a definte faster response and rev's pick up faster. This motor is much more noticable breaking in than either my 99, 02 or 04.
    11 Flamenco Red T6 w/Espresso interior. Replaced 08 Ruby Red w/Esspresso interior. Replaced 04 Ruby red w/wing and full tint. Replaced 02 Ruby Red.
    Wife's car; 12 XC60 T6 White replaced 05 Ruby Red XC70 replaced 99 V70XC Sandstone

  4. #4
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    Nov 2006
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    NE Pennsylvania
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    Default

    Same color as my 06. Let us know what you think of the new 6 cylinder engine after you put some miles on it.
    2006 XC70 Ruby Red, mfg 03/06 (traded)
    2005 S80 Ash Gold, mfg 11/04
    2016 XC60 T6 mfg 04/15

  5. #5
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    Oct 2002
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    The 6 is whole car is different, it feels more like an S80, the engine sounds throaty like the V8. The car does not pull like the old ones did in the front it just accelerates strong, it grips well and feels solid under neath, can't wait for some snow to play in. I will bet that at some point there will be a e-update for the tranny shifts. But so fat so good.
    I miss the parking ticket holder on the driver's side windshield
    11 Flamenco Red T6 w/Espresso interior. Replaced 08 Ruby Red w/Esspresso interior. Replaced 04 Ruby red w/wing and full tint. Replaced 02 Ruby Red.
    Wife's car; 12 XC60 T6 White replaced 05 Ruby Red XC70 replaced 99 V70XC Sandstone

  6. #6
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    Dec 2003
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    Canada: Calgary Alberta - Ottawa Ontario - Pender Island BC
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    Congrats on the new car. I sat in one at the dealer last week and was impressed with the new interior.

    John
    '04 XC70 Canadian Premium and Sport packages, Black
    '06 XC70 Ocean Race Model, IPD to 240 hp, 18" rims, Deep Blue
    Other rigs: '06 Toyota Avalon, '15 Jeep Grand Cherokee

  7. #7
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    Nov 2002
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    Oregon
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    Default Re: Break in

    Quote Originally Posted by budrichard View Post
    " is starting to break in nice"

    I don't understand this statement.
    The adaptive transmission?
    '04 XC90 2.5T, ~170K miles, ash gold/graphite, 7-seater, towing, nav
    "Objects in the mirror may be just as they appear." - Steve Forbert

  8. #8
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    My 03XC drives just like the day I took it from the dealership. There was no change in performance. My observations are not just casual but come from years of experience in monitoring the sounds and performance of all types of equipment in power plants.
    If you can quantify the changes than they are real, if not, then they are perceptions. Of course perception is reality we are taught
    In any event, good luck with your XC.-Dick
    '11 XC70 Silver/Off Black-Hers
    '03 XC70 Silver/Charcoal-His
    '99 XC70 Silver/Charcoal -Granddaughter's
    '87 740GLE Junk [email protected] miles
    2013 Porsche Boxster
    2017 Porsche C4S

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