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Volvo V70 / XC70



  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    The switch really doesn't have a function.
    Here in the US you can switch the DRL's off and then you have to turn the lights on and off manually.
    Now, if you leave the switch in the parking light position, those lights stay on even if the car is off.
    Only in the off and on positions do the headlights and instrument lights come on and off with the ignition.
    One last thing, the high beams won't stay on if the switch is in the off position.
    Basically, you should leave the switch in the on position.
  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    Interesting, if somewhat complicated system! You know, I asked this with the Volvo reps at the auto show, and after some head-scratching, they couldn't really give me a definitive answer!

    If I may trouble you with one other question. Volvo has the home-safe feature which I believe turns on some exterior lights when you press the remote. But I believe this is only when you press a second, separate button on the remote. The unlock button does not do this, right. Does the unlock button at least automatically turn on the interior dome light?

    Thanks again for being so helpful ( and patient).
  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    Per above post, I meant the "safe approach" feature (when you are coming back to the car).
  • tmarttmart Spring, TXPosts: 1,230
    ,on my C70. They only come on in the on position. Heads and tails are always on.
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    C70 different from the P2 cars.

    The approach lights only come on when the yellow button is pushed on the remote.
    the act of unlocking the car with the remote will trigger the dome lights unless they have been manually shut off.
  • libertycatlibertycat Posts: 593
    Then sign the petition at:
    so far, there are 87 signatures. Add yours and maybe Volvo will build the car. Also join in on the Volvo S100 conversation under Future Vehicles.
  • libertycatlibertycat Posts: 593
    I think the V70 is too small for some people's needs and the V90 could steal sales from the E Class. Volvo is at this point considering building the V90.
  • automan227automan227 Posts: 118
    Didn't volvo used to make a volvo S90/V90 series sedan/wagon? I believe its last year was 1998, and it was replaced by the S80.

    Are they considering bringing it back?

  • libertycatlibertycat Posts: 593
    The V70 isn't all that large, so Volvo needs a full-size wagon.
  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    Has anyone in Canada bought an '04 XC70 with the Sport Package? Just wondering if you could opt to stick with the Tellus wheel in place of the Xenia that comes with the Sport Pack.
  • irollitirollit Posts: 20
    We are looking at a list of XC from our broker. One is listed as "gold", another as "moonglow". I wonder if the gold is dark or light.

    I have seen both moonglow and ash gold on the 2002's at the dealer. I liked both of them.

    I also saw an older sedan in a darker gold that I did not care for.

    Does Volvo offer 3 gold color choices for the 2001 and 2002 lines or is it just moonglow or ash gold?
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    Moondust(443) and Ash Gold (446) were the colors in 2001.
    Only Ash Gold was available in the Cross Country however.

    Volvo has a full size entry, the XC90.
    The E class wagon sells in small numbers, the V70's outsell it easily already.
    Frankly, the regular wagon sales are in the tank.
    The Cross Country is Volvo's best selling wagon.
    Number 1 reason for purchase " It doesn't look like a wagon"
    BTW libertycat, this is not OPINION this is FACT.
    Fact born of 6 years selling and servicing Volvo customers of all stripes.
    Enthusiasm is commendable, enthusiasm without experience is folly.
  • libertycatlibertycat Posts: 593
    "Number 1 reason for purchase " It doesn't look like a wagon"
    BTW libertycat, this is not OPINION this is FACT."
    Actually, that is opinon. Don't tell me you went around surverying XC70 owners about why they bought their wagon. "regular wagon sales are in the tank" Not really, the Pontiac Vibe is outselling the Grand Am and I see Mazda Protege5s all over. Yes, these are compact wagons, but these strong sales prove "regular waogn sales are" not "in the tank".
  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    Cars such as the Vibe or Protege5 are not "regular wagons". They're more hybrids -- half wagon, half hatchback. They sell well because for some reason they've hit a nerve with the young buyers. I guess kids think it's "cool" to have a little added room and utility.

    The XC70 is also a hybrid wagon -- part SUV, part wagon. And it too sells well because buyers think it's cool, not to mention a hell of a practical vehicle. Except its buyers are an older, more mature, more upscale crowd than the ones buying Protege5's and Vibes.
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    Since I sell XC70's I'm well qualified to determine my customers buying motives, and most every time they go with the XC70 because it doesn't look like a wagon.
    I'm not making this up, its a fact.
    They will even pay more NOT to drive a wagon, since the V70 and V70 2.4T retail for LESS than the XC70 does.
    Also, if you were to look at Volvo's own sales stats, which I see every month you would see the gap between V70 sales and XC70 sales.
  • libertycatlibertycat Posts: 593
    XC70 is a WAGON as much as the XC90 is an SUV. The VIBE and PROTEGE5 are WAGONS. They both have five doors and the cargo capacity of a wagon. volvomax, I know the XC70 outsells the V70, but I have been asking you how you know this. The fact that you sell XC70s isn't enough. I actually believe you, but am just curious about how you would know this. Is it because your customers tell you they prefer the XC70 because it is a wagon but doesn't look it? I myself prefer the V70 because it doesn't have body cladding (which I dislike and I know many others love) and because I own one and because it is more affordable and because it also has AWD available.
  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    Did I miss something here? He told you. STATS, BABY, STATS. THEY DON'T LIE, AND THEY'RE NOT SOMEONE'S OPINION!!
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    I have access to Volvo's sales figures, which sometimes get posted on other Volvo related sites.
    (Edmunds won't let me say which ones)
    Also, our own internal figures on what we stock and sell.
    liberty, in this case you are corrct in saying the XC70 is a wagon, in the most technical sense.
    The XC90 is technically a truck also.
    In reality, Volvo, and most of its customers prefer to look at the XC70 as something in-between
    It may be a thin distinction but an important one.
    When you look at the difference in sales between the XC70 and the V70, or more importantly the XC90 and the V70 it doesn't take a genius to figure out where the money is.
  • As I mentioned in Post #413, we are getting ready to put new tires on our 2001 XC70.


    1) Are people generally happy with the Pirelli Scorpion OEM tire? Are they just putting on new ones at replacement times?

    2) Car and Driver some time ago thought that the Yokohoma G039 were superior. Does anyone have any experience?

    3) Should we just struggle on with the still good (at 41K) Pirelli Scorpions until late Nov and throw on some Blizzaks or Hakkkas? (Our Jeep Grand Cherokee with BF Goodrichs is significantly better in snow than the XC.)

  • irollitirollit Posts: 20
    We have a chance to purchase a 2001 XC with 54,380 miles. Is it a bad idea to buy one with so much mileage?

    We know the warranty has expired. It is not from a dealer so there are no certified check ups. It will be purchased from an auction as a lease vehicle through our broker.

    It will cost about $22,700 plus his commission.

    Our 2001 V70 had only 20,000 miles on it when purchased. We paid $25,500 with commision 6 months ago.

    This auction had only two XC 2001 vehicles listed. There were many 2000. We like the newer body style.

    We can wait another month until the next auction to see if there is one with less mileage.It is hard to wait because I have to use a rental car to get to work.

    Please advise.
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    Wholesale book is $22,325 (Kelley)
    Call a Volvo dealer, give them the VIN.
    They can tell you where the car was sold, then you can call that dealer to check on maintenance records.
    If you buy it, do buy a warranty.
    Also, does it need tires, serving etc?
    60K service is coming up.
  • irollitirollit Posts: 20
    Thank you for all your help. Our broker used the blue book to determine approximately the sale price at the auction.

    You gave very good advice. We will follow up on it. I had no idea Volvo would assist if the car is not on their lot.
  • Me and my "significant" other are pondering the question of adding another car to our garage...A 04 XC. As current owners of 03 LS430 and 03 530I, can we expect the same kind of reliability from the Volvo brand? and will resale be an issue 2 to 3 years from now?

      We will be trading in our 02 LTD Toyota Sequioa, which has been great, but just a bit to "truckish" for us. The only thing we use this vehicle for is to transport our 2 Goldens back and forth from the adirondack mountains every weekend, so we feel the XC would be equally ready for duty.

      Any input is appreciated.
  • dougb10dougb10 Burlington, Ontario, CanadaPosts: 185
    Your message on April 28th said you traded the Sequoia for a GX 470.
    Your July 7th message said you now owned an '03 Lexus LS430, the GX470 and a Honda EXV-6.
    Now you have added a Bimmer 530....and you still have the Sequoia (?)

    How big is your bloody garage? Or are we missing something. If you can afford such a large chunk of change to flip cars like you appear to be doing, why are you at all worried about the Volvo resale value 3 years down the road?

    Hope the car dealers you work with are sending you something other than just a card at Christmas.
  • My wife and I are considering purchasing a Cross Country. I would like to know the differences between each manufacturing year for the Cross Country. Can anyone provide these or know of a website which shows a comparison?

    Thank you kindly
  • My wife and I are considering purchasing a Cross Country. I would like to know the differences between each manufacturing year for the Cross Country. Can anyone provide these or know of a website which shows a comparison?

    Thank you kindly
  • doctdoct Posts: 20
    I current own 1998 XC and considering 2004 xc . can anyone give an opinion of handling on the highway begteen the old and new styling.I have alway felt the 98 floats to much on the highway.
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    Completely different car.
    04 is only slightly longer but also wider and taller. 4 more cu ft of cargo space.
    Side Curtain airbags, anti-whiplash seats, a much stronger body structure.
    Also rear ac vents, better drink holders and ergonomics.
    04 has a 208 hp I5 turbo vs the 98's 190 hp.
    2 more inches of ground clearance on the 04.

    I think the 04 rides smoother than the 98, much better suspension and tire setup.
    The 04 can be taken off road easily and has a much better AWD system than the 98.
    It does roll a bit in the turns, if you want flat cornering look to the reg V70's.
  • doctdoct Posts: 20
    for the breakdown, it will be helpful.
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