Roadtrip in the Rain(bow) - 2010 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Long-Term Road Test

2010 Volvo XC60 Long-Term Road Test

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2010 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD: Roadtrip in the Rain(bow)

December 20, 2010

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On Saturday I had the fun of loading the family (wife, two kids and doggy) into our long-term 2010 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD and driving the 150 miles to grandma's house and back in the worst torrential rain Los Angeles has seen in 65 years (I'm not sure that's true, but it was, and still is, raining hard.)

All I can say is: I'm glad we were in the Volvo.

The XC60 felt secure and safe. Even on PZeros approaching 25,000 miles old, it tracked true and would only dance a bit in severe standing water. I also appreciated the Volvo's turbocharged power. I always had plenty in reserve to blast around those that were obviously fearful of the weather.

Hey, you in the Buick and/or Prius. If you're afraid to drive in the rain, don't. Going 35 mph on the freeway is going to cause an accident. Not to mention make traffic.

The rain also revealed that our XC60 may be in need of new wiper blades. And I guess I should mention the picture perfect rainbow we spotted out past Cabazon. Hey kids, look at that.

We only have a few weeks left with this brown crossover. The schedule is to return it to Volvo after the first of the year. Is there anything specific you want us to post about before we give it back?

Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 26,902 miles

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