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  1. #1
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    Default Just delivered - 2008 Seashell Grey on Graphite

    Just got it this weekend.

    So far ...
    Likes:
    - Styling
    - bells & whistles (park assist, chassis ride, auto tailgate, ipod adapter, personal communicator, click 3X to lane change ...)
    - Ride comfort
    - Bi-Xenons
    - Smell

    Dislikes:
    - "conveniences are not well thought out - Cupholders, glovebox, door locks
    - Cheap floor mats (not unlike most new cars these days)
    - Power surge not as nice as the turbo - but will require more driving ...

    TBD:
    Fuel mileage and more "spirited" handling

    Overall its well thought out - will report back soon!

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

  2. #2
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    Thanks for the photo. I'm still considering the new XC70 and if I was going to get one it would have been this Seashell metallic. But its been very difficult to judge its true colour from Volvo websites. This gives me a great idea of the colour and I like it.

    Any further photos would be appreciated.

    thanks

    Tony

  3. #3
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    Default Sure! - it's a beautiful colour and the brochure does not do it justice ...

    Looks great clean and still good with some dirt/salt on it.
    Interior is graphite - wood inlays liven it up a bit.




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

  4. #4
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    Dec 2002
    Location
    Edmonds, WA
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    Hmmmm - I like that wood steering wheel - very smart.

    It also seems you have the Dynaudio package (i.e., you've got a center speaker grill in the dash's top surface). Is that correct? If so, how does it sound? It's an expensive option at around USD1650

    This is the spec for the Dynaudio package E2
    Option code 000500
    Sirius satellite radio (will only work in US and no subscription)
    Option code 000503
    Audio system "Premium Sound" 12 Dynaudio speakers, 5x130 watt amplifier,cd player with MP3 capability
    Option code 000509
    Rear seat headphone jacks and controls
    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 Cape Cod Bound View Post
    Just got it this weekend.
    Beautiful!
    '06 XC90 ORE #770, OSD, Convenience & Climate Packages
    '04 XC70, Ruby Red, Premium and Touring Packages (stock OSD) *with* Spoiler, Winged Cross bars and only room for two car seats! 36k miles and rolling
    '99 Ford Taurus, Blue/Gray, 160k

  6. #6
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    Location
    Dayton, OH
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    I may like that color better than my usual white or black preference...

    Def. dig the steering wheel!
    http://dubdash.com
    all European rallye/carshow/campout/party

    01' XC70
    98' V70
    64' Bus
    73' 412
    75' Rabbit

  7. #7
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    Default Yes - Sound system is OK - but ain't no Bose

    I am guessing the Dynaudio package is a Swedish Bose-like maker?

    Speakers are good, love the 6 disc in-dash CD and the iPod adapter but they have a wierd equalizer setup where you actually modify the sound based on the frequencies .... not a simple bass/treble/mid - (although you can adjust those 3 too). I am still playing with it after 3 days to get the right sound - so far I am mixed on it.

    I had no choice as it was the car was loaded as is.

    Will report back after a week with it - still learning ...
    Cape Cod Bound
    Rides:
    2008 XC70
    2004 S4 V8 - Quattro
    Previously: 2002 XC70

  8. #8
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    Dec 2002
    Location
    Hollis, NH
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    I note you've got the bi-xenon's. The bi-xenon's on my '03 are terrible, really dangerous. The low beams target too low (I adjusted up per forum, still bad), the high beam is only a movement of the light upward, and it didn't extend far enough down the road with adequate brightness.

    that was the only big complaint about a bozo design move on that model. Personally I like the looks of the new model, but am concerned about the lack of turbo (got used to it) like many posts here.

    Could you please comment on the effectiveness of the new bi-xenons?

    thanks
    Jim

  9. #9
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    Default Bi Xenons

    They are fantastic.

    The low beams are perfect and the highs even better - bright, full and very "quick". Love the flash to "thank", "pass" "move" ....They also adjust into the turn if you like - or you can turn that feature off - very smart design.

    Lack of turbo is noticeable but we are getting over it - it's a smoother acceleration albeit a little anemic. Exhaust note is OK as well.

    ... still trying to gauge fuel consumption ...
    Cape Cod Bound
    Rides:
    2008 XC70
    2004 S4 V8 - Quattro
    Previously: 2002 XC70

  10. #10
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    Jun 2005
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    NorthAmerica
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    very nice...curios though what size tires do you have?

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