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  1. #1
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    Oct 2002
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    Southern Ontario
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    Default 5 Weeks and 3,000 KM gone

    I have noiw had my 08 since the end of September and here is what i can tell you:
    Overall: Much more comfortable to drive and very different than the previous version

    Engine: Yes more horsepower but i miss the punch of the Turbo, this car does not feel as fast ( ithink the additional weight is a bigb factor) but does accelerate with a troaty sound. It took about a 1000 km before the engine started working better with the transmission. At first when you stomped on it it would fall on it's face like a turbo lag. SO far my milage has been about 2litres per 100 worse than previous models i have had. If they introduce a T^ or V8 in this model WOW.
    Interior: HUGE improvements here, things are much nicer, however with the electronic e brake that means no more e-brake turns in the snow to make it around some turns. The fans in the seats are awesome! Power tailgate is nice, wish i could close it from the inside also. Glove box should be angked so things don't fall out when open it.
    Park Assist, Why they don't disengage the front when the car is reverse or rear when car is in drive i don't understand. When someone comes up behind at the lights and want to park in your trunk the radio turns down and the beeps go unless you turn it off, which defeats the purpose as you do tend to rely on them.

    Would i trade in my 04 again for this? ABSOLUTELY! 1 wish more HP's with a turbo.
    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
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Halmstad, Sweden
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    I have now run 4800 km with my XC D5.
    I especially like the comfort its very good.
    D5 and geartronic still puzzles me a bit. The adaptive gearbox maybe needs more time to adapt.....
    Fuel consumption is still high 9 litres per 100km.
    I have now "chipped" the engine control in purpose to reduce fuelconsumption,approx 15% should be possible to reduce. I have just run it for 500km sofar so wait and see.
    On the same "chipp" Power increases to 200Hp and torque almost 500Nm. You feel the difference!!!
    Problem with park assist sounds strange. I have only rear and that engages only in reverse gear as it should.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Chicago
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    Smile one week, still learning

    Picked up my (fairly loaded) Oyster Grey one week ago today. I've logged a bit more than 300 miles, mostly "city" driving, so the mileage has not been great. About 16 mpg. I also miss the turbo in my '98 XC, but the 6-cylinder engine seems to make up for the turbo in my smaller engine. The new car almost seems too comfortable to be sporty, but I suppose I can get used to that
    A feature that I took on a bit of a whim, but am really appreciating is the PCC (personal car communicator). With the PCC, you NEVER have to even take the "key" out of your pocket or bag. The engine will start and stop with it merely in the car. Upon approaching the car, you may simply pull your door handle to unlock it (just your door, or your choice of doors selected in the console menu). When leaving, close the doors, press the little inset black button in the door handle, and all doors lock. All this can take place just by having the PCC somewhere on your person. Great when your hands are full or you just don't feel like fishing out your key.
    I'm still getting used to the car, but I think I'm going to REALLY love it!
    dlmielke

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    SE WI
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    I'm really interested in your mileage as you drive the vehicle. Please let us know what you are getting from time to time. thanks-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

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Nashville, TN, U.S.A.
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    With such a poor mileage I will have to either wait for a diesel to come to the States or settle for the last year of P2 production I love new XC, but Volvo will have to address mpg consumption, or they will start losing sales.

    Ta-ta, j.
    Second gen., Nautical Blue XC70Volvo: "Anything else just isn't up to it" and Wife's Volvo S70: "In manual Transmission She Trusts"

  6. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by philosophicaldreamer View Post
    With such a poor mileage I will have to either wait for a diesel to come to the States or settle for the last year of P2 production I love new XC, but Volvo will have to address mpg consumption, or they will start losing sales.

    Ta-ta, j.
    I agree 100% !-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

  7. #7
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    Oct 2004
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
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    Default Pictures Please!

    My 17 year old just wrote off our 2004 - time to upgrade!! - would love the 2008. None I've seen around Toronto yet though ...

    RE: The Chip suggested - who makes it?

    Cape Cod Bound
    Rides:
    2008 XC70
    2004 S4 V8 - Quattro
    Previously: 2002 XC70

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
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    Default mileage after one month

    The mileage numbers are not good news. After about one month and 800+ miles, I'm averaging ~16mpg. To be fair, I tend to start and stop quickly, and this has been mostly local (stop and go) driving. It does seem to improve noticeably when I use the "manual" transmission, but I haven't tried that consistently to get a representative mpg number. The automatic transmission seems to lag in changing gears, and the whole car seems slower to get going. Miss that turbo in my '98! And with the same driving, I typically averaged 17-18 mpg in the '98.
    dlmielke

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Halmstad, Sweden
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    I have now past 8500km
    and average fuel consumption(diesel) begins to be ok, 7,5 liters per 100km on my XC-08
    I have friends that have V70 and reaches 6,2liters per 100km after 12000km.

    Im very happy sofar with the car!!

    /MK

  10. #10
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    Nov 2002
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    At those figures for Diesel I would purchase one, but 'Fat Chance' here in the USA!-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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