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  1. #1
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    Default New Continental Tires

    Hey guys,

    It looks like the old Scorpions have finally been replaced. Do ya'll know what model the new 16" Continental tires are? For those of you who have had the privilege of driving the 2008, how do the tires feel?

    Thanks!
    pblittle

  2. #2
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    Default The tires

    I just picked up my new '08 yesterday. The tires are 215 65 R16 Conti 4x4 Contact. Like the car so far. it is a head turner as there are not too many around yet. Ruby red, Convenience package, Climate package, Premium package and BLIS.

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    Ruby Red just like my 06. What color interior came with that exterior color? As I stated in a previous post, it looks like you can get a 17 inch wheel option, which also comes with Continental tires.
    2006 XC70 Ruby Red, mfg 03/06 (traded)
    2005 S80 Ash Gold, mfg 11/04
    2016 XC60 T6 mfg 04/15

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    It has the cream colored interior. With a mocha colored dash. I like the combination.
    P8reark
    Current - 2008 XC70 Ruby Red, premium pkg., climate pkg., convenience pkg. , BLIS, front & rear park assist

    Former now Daughters - 2004 XC70 Silver, convenience package, climate package

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    I have an 02 XC. I had scorpians when purchasing the car. several years ago I switched to the contis. I love them. Less road noise. great winter traction. i know the scorpians changed since then, but the contis are a great tire!!!

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    Default Continental Tires

    Not familiar with that model Conti, but I've had bad experience with Contis in the past and go out of my way to avoid 'em. I recently ordered an 08 XC70 and chose the 17" wheels, largely to get the Pirellis. Felt the $550 extra was almost justified by the tires.

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    GlennF:

    The 2008 XC70's I have seen at the dealer with the 17" wheel option also come with Contis.
    2006 XC70 Ruby Red, mfg 03/06 (traded)
    2005 S80 Ash Gold, mfg 11/04
    2016 XC60 T6 mfg 04/15

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    Default Need feedback/insights on your use of BLIS

    p8reark:

    I'm considering ordering the BLIS (Blind Spot Info System) option but hesitate before getting some more info. Have not found a car with this option at local dealership so have not been able to check it out.
    However, my sales person told me he found it distracting and annoying at first but eventually he suspected one would get used to it and therefore would not present an issue in this regard. What have others found wrt this aspect of BLIS ? He especially pointed out the BLIS orange indicators will flash repeatedly when on the freeway with cars on either side of the car!

    The other question I have is - does BLIS do a good job for covering the blind spots on either side of the car? Is BLIS in fact doing a good job and providing the necessary enhanced safety.

    Thanks....
    Regards -- Barry Sharp
    ==============
    Current: MY2012 XC70 T6/Twi Bronze/Espresso Brown/Polestar/Platinum/BLIS/Tech/ABL/Scuff Plates/Front&Rear cameras
    Traded 2011 C30 R-Design
    Son's '01 S60 2.3L T5,Maya Gold,96Kmi
    Son's '03 XC70 Platinum Green (OSD)
    Daughter#1 2011 XC60
    Daughter#2 2010 XC90
    SOLD '86 745 GLE 6-Cyl-Turbo Diesel,Graphite,255Kmi
    SOLD '03 XC70 to my son
    SOLD '03 XC70, '04 S60R, '07 S60R

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    I have not driven a BLIS vehicle but would NOT order one until I did drive one in the conditions it will be used.
    I wonder if BLIS can be turned OFF?
    I remember wanting to order the Night Vision option but none were available to order. Night Vision was never actually sold by Volvo. Kind of makes you wonder?-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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    Dick: BLIS can be disabled with a button push.
    Regards -- Barry Sharp
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    Current: MY2012 XC70 T6/Twi Bronze/Espresso Brown/Polestar/Platinum/BLIS/Tech/ABL/Scuff Plates/Front&Rear cameras
    Traded 2011 C30 R-Design
    Son's '01 S60 2.3L T5,Maya Gold,96Kmi
    Son's '03 XC70 Platinum Green (OSD)
    Daughter#1 2011 XC60
    Daughter#2 2010 XC90
    SOLD '86 745 GLE 6-Cyl-Turbo Diesel,Graphite,255Kmi
    SOLD '03 XC70 to my son
    SOLD '03 XC70, '04 S60R, '07 S60R

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