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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Denver, CO

    Default XC70 3rd Row Seat

    I have a 2005 XC70 and am considering getting the 3rd row seat in the truck area. Does anyone have any input on the seat good or bad?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Virginia Beach


    I have the third row seat - came with the car...

    The kids used to love it...but they've outgrown it. It's limited to about 85 lbs and about 5 feet tall...
    Current Fleet:
    2016 Tundra Crewmax 4WD 1794
    2005 MB S600 (114K, Michelin AS3+, LiquiMoly 0W40)
    2005 MB SL600 (50K, Michelin AS4, Mobil 1 0W40)
    2004 V70R (six speed M66, Mobil 1 5W30)
    2002 V70-XC (275K, HPL Euro 0W30)
    2002 V70-T5 (216K, IPD bars, Bilsteins)
    2001 V70-T5 (120K, IPD downpipe, cat back and other mods)
    1932 Packard Sedan (straight 8, dual sidemounts, original paint and interior, Shell Rotella 15W40)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Raleigh, NC / S. Ontario


    It's great for shorter trips, but when we went to FL last summer it was hot back there for my son - even with tinted windows.

    There's not a lot of heating/cooling that goes on back there.

    My son found it a little better if I turned the recirculation button off so that the cold air would get drawn somewhat back there but then you're constantly working to cool the car interior off.

    In hindsight, I'm thinking of getting a little fan to plug in back there.

    In terms of overall practicality - sure - we love it.
    I'm applying my hard-earned (more like bought) knowledge to a 2004 XC90 2.5T.
    Read about my adventures at

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