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