Leased this Silver R, automatic, in
August, '03 as my '99 T5 lease was
coming due, after looking at Avant
Wagon, Toureg, and lots of others.
Had All-Season tires put on as a
condition of lease and the car is
fantastic. It sticks to the road in
all weather and at all speeds. Never
any wheel spin -- it just digs in and
goes like a bat out of hell. 15k so
far and no service issues.
Performance, 4 disk CD, steering wheel
radio controls, integrated cell phone,
Turning radius is a big
disappointment. Gas mileage is
marginally acceptable I get 20+ on
the highway but only 15+ in the city.
Cabin storage is also just marginal --
no room for my CB.
I have owned this vehicle for a little
less than 3-months.During that time I
have had an opportunity to get to know
my "R".My first impression was,nice -
styling,but what else does it do?
It didn't take me long to find out!!!
From it's sumptious interior to it's
"G"Force acceleration this is one Heck
of a station wagon!!!
After Looking over from one-end to
finally got in for a test drive.That
30-minute test drive sold me on this
vehicle.What began as infatuation has
turned into a full fledge love affair!
Each day I drive this car I like it
just a little bit more!
Some of my favorite features
last but certainly not least,economy.
My only suggestion for improvement
would be a little better ride in
The LAST thing I thought I'd get was
another Volvo--but after testing the
Lexus RX 330 and the VW Touraeg and
beind dissatisfied with both, my
husband talked me into visiting the
Volvo folks before I turned the XC in.
I'd heard about the V 70 R, asked to
see one. They had one on the lot
("hard to come by")--I drove it and
took it home. Daily driving has become
a pleasure--I love it so much I often
wash it myself. And it's stealth-fast:
I'm still treasuring the shock on a
Carerra 4S owner's face when I blazed
past him on my way to work (same
hp)...Nobody knows what this car can do
unless they've been in one or have
driven one. Finally--a hot Mommy car!
interior design, good lumbar support in
seats, sound system, A/C in rear panels
for back seat passengers (all of whom
say there's enough legroom).
Nav system works great but steering
column buttons make input tedious and
clumsy; FUEL EFFICIENCY: the average
mpg is advertised at 18--I'm a prudent
driver (except for that atypicaldrag
race with the Carerra), and I've not
gotten beyond 14.2 mpg. Not good
Had the Saab, and the Land Rover, this
by far gives me seven seats and power,
but outstanding turning radius, get-up,
and comfort. Will always be a Volvo
owner now. Easy on the pocket for gas
and insurance too.--Lots to offer
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