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  1. #1
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    Default Any recommendations on '08 options?

    Our 2002 has expired - looking at a 2008 XC70 OR 2007 A6 Avant ...

    What options do you recommend for the 2008 XC - any to avoid?


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

  2. #2
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    Default Ouch..... :( :( :(

    Hope no one was hurt.... Sad.

    BTW - with 2008 the new wagon is now known as a Crossover and not XC70. The XC70 logo is no longer on the rear gate.

    For convienience I would highly recommend the Volvo Personal Communicator. With key in pocket or a handbag etc just walk up to the car and it opens either just driver door or all doors (owner configurable). Get into the car and simply press the dash start/stop engine button to start the engine. Very useful IMO and reasonably priced at around $600. Not sure if other goodies included with this $600.

    The non leather upholstery is excellent.

    The tinted rear glass is done nicely and is dark enough but not to the point you cannot see in when pressing face to the window.

    Oyster Grey metallic is an awesome colour.

    I don't like the alu rails in the cargo area. I can lots of crud getting buried in the channels and my two small Fox Terriers are likely to get their feet caught up in the channel slots.

    The battery is now in the engine compartment rather than under the cargo floor.

    Seats are less substantial that for the XC70. They are comfortable though.

    I would expect 18" wheels will enhance the looks.
    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

  3. #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by barrysharp View Post

    BTW - with 2008 the new wagon is now known as a Crossover and not XC70. The XC70 logo is no longer on the rear gate.
    That's interesting Barry. After reading your post I went to the www.volvocars.us website and looked at pictures of the new '08 crossover wagon which is clearly badged as "XC70". It was badged on the left side of the liftgate right underneath the tail light. HHHmmmm....what are Volvo playing at now?
    Cheers, Gary

    2021 XC60 T5/ Osmium Gray (Her's)
    2017 XC60 T6/ Bright Silver (Mine)
    2015.5 XC70/Silver (Daughter's)
    2007 XC70/Rubyred (RIP)
    2003 XC70/Platinum Green (RIP)
    2001 V70/White (RIP)

  4. #4
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    Default Wow...

    Hmmmm - maybe I was looking at an '08 V70. I must admit I did get a bit confused looking at some 20 '08 wagons lined up on the dealership's lot. No matter, I plan on taking one of the '08 XC70/Crossover on a test drive tomorrow. I'm now intrigued.
    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

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by gary View Post
    That's interesting Barry. After reading your post I went to the www.volvocars.us website and looked at pictures of the new '08 crossover wagon which is clearly badged as "XC70". It was badged on the left side of the liftgate right underneath the tail light. HHHmmmm....what are Volvo playing at now?
    Just checked your URL ref and you're absolutely correct. My mistake - SORReeeeeeeeeeee
    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

  6. #6
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    Wink I might even de-badge it ... Euro style

    In Germany 2 weeks ago and I quite like the look. 95% of cars have no badging save for the make.

    The 2008 XC has a nice broad V O L V O across the tail but still the XC70 on the left and really goofy 2.3 & AWD on the right (that has to go).

    We test drove last night against an Audi A6 Avant - nice car but a big highway cruiser only ... and not as many bells and whistles as the XC.

    Good call on the Personal communicator - expensive but handy. Will try to max out on accessories/options based on colours on the lot.

    Loved everything except the lack of grunt - the turbo had a much better pull off the line - this V6 really sounds strained...

    Off to negotiate - will let you know how she goes - dealers are hungry here in Toronto.
    Cape Cod Bound
    Rides:
    2008 XC70
    2004 S4 V8 - Quattro
    Previously: 2002 XC70

  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cape Cod Bound View Post
    ...snip....

    Loved everything except the lack of grunt - the turbo had a much better pull off the line - this V6 really sounds strained...

    Off to negotiate - will let you know how she goes - dealers are hungry here in Toronto.
    It's not a V6. It's a transverse inline 6-cyl. Rumor has it that late in 2008 it might come with the 6-cyl T6 twin-scroll turbo engine as will the new V70.
    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

  8. #8
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    Default Now we're talking - wish I could wait for the turbo.

    Or in true North American fashion --- a V8!

    In-line makes sense - never checked under the hood...

    Thanks for the info!
    Cape Cod Bound
    Rides:
    2008 XC70
    2004 S4 V8 - Quattro
    Previously: 2002 XC70

  9. #9
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    If no one in your vehicle was hurt, then your Volvo did its job!
    Let us know what you purchase and what is the comparison to your old XC particularly gas mileage.
    Out side of safety, the most attractive feature of full size Volvo's has been the comfortable seats. With the heat on ,after 200 miles my back feels better than when I get in the car!
    I am going to have to get an 08XC for a weekend to make a comparison.-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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