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Old 12-11-2005, 23:01   #1 (permalink)
Marek \(toronto\)
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Volvo XC70 2006

I am very close to buy this car and in the process of making decision.
Couple questions:
- are there any crash-test results available ?
- how does the AWD system really work in XC70, especially comapring to cars
like Audi or Subaru ?
Finally, although it may sounds foolish, what do you guys think about XC70
2006 ?


Thank you,
Marek.




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Old 12-11-2005, 23:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Volvo XC70 2006

In article <SA8nf.705$PQ3.186166@news20.bellglobal.com>, "Marek
\(toronto\)" <mark/@/tradition/./ca> says...
> I am very close to buy this car and in the process of making decision.
> Couple questions:
> - are there any crash-test results available ?


http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/testing/ncap/

http://www.iihs.org/

Rick
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Old 12-12-2005, 07:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Volvo XC70 2006

"Marek \(toronto\)" <mark/@/tradition/./ca> wrote:

> I am very close to buy this car and in the process of making decision.
> Couple questions:
> - are there any crash-test results available ?


Yes, it got the highest crash test ratings.
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/testing/ncap/Index2.cfm

> - how does the AWD system really work in XC70, especially comapring to cars
> like Audi or Subaru ?


It is the Haldex system and is electronic, not viscous. Not sure about
the others.

> Finally, although it may sounds foolish, what do you guys think about XC70
> 2006 ?


I have a '01 XC70 and love it. It has undergone some minor improvements
since then.
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Cheers, Steve Henning in Reading, PA, USA
Owned '67,'68,'71,'74,'79,'81,'87,'93,'95 & '01 Volvos.
The '67,'74,'79,'87,'95 and '01 through European Delivery.
http://home.earthlink.net/~rhodyman/volvo.html
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Old 12-12-2005, 11:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Volvo XC70 2006


"Marek (toronto)" <mark/@/tradition/./ca> skrev i meddelandet
news:SA8nf.705$PQ3.186166@news20.bellglobal.com...
>I am very close to buy this car and in the process of making decision.
> Couple questions:
> - are there any crash-test results available ?


Swedish insurance company Folksam grades the V70 30 % better then the
average car (in Sweden) in actual crashes.



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Old 12-12-2005, 16:01   #5 (permalink)
Peter K L Milnes
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Re: Volvo XC70 2006

AWD is greatly improved over the original versions in earliest XCs. Uneven
tyre tread wear no longer upsets it.

All the best, Peter.

700/900/90 Register Keeper,
Volvo Owners Club (UK).

"Marek (toronto)" <mark/@/tradition/./ca> wrote in message
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>I am very close to buy this car and in the process of making decision.
> Couple questions:
> - are there any crash-test results available ?
> - how does the AWD system really work in XC70, especially comapring to
> cars
> like Audi or Subaru ?
> Finally, although it may sounds foolish, what do you guys think about XC70
> 2006 ?
>
>
> Thank you,
> Marek.
>
>
>
>



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Old 12-13-2005, 13:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Volvo XC70 2006



Marek (toronto) wrote:
> I am very close to buy this car and in the process of making decision.
> Couple questions:
> - are there any crash-test results available ?
> - how does the AWD system really work in XC70, especially comapring to cars
> like Audi or Subaru ?
> Finally, although it may sounds foolish, what do you guys think about XC70
> 2006 ?
>
>
> Thank you,
> Marek.
>
>
>
>

Well, I have an '03 XC70 and to be very truthful with you, it is my
first and LAST AWD vehicle. Too finicky with tire sizes. That viscous
drive is a $3000,00 item to replace. I would spend your money (A little
joke there) on a heavily upgraded regular FWD. Parenthetically, I HATE
Nivomats. Stay away from certain options, like the Auto Rain
detector...NIGHTmare!!! The ground clearance is nice, but my idea of
offroading is pulling off of The Strip and into Spago.
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Old 12-13-2005, 21:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Volvo XC70 2006

That is a fresh approach that might indeed chnage my direction.
Our FWD candidate is Acura TL. Amazing car and saves some $ comparing to
Volvo.
Thank a lot.


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>
>
> Marek (toronto) wrote:
> > I am very close to buy this car and in the process of making decision.
> > Couple questions:
> > - are there any crash-test results available ?
> > - how does the AWD system really work in XC70, especially comapring to

cars
> > like Audi or Subaru ?
> > Finally, although it may sounds foolish, what do you guys think about

XC70
> > 2006 ?
> >
> >
> > Thank you,
> > Marek.
> >
> >
> >
> >

> Well, I have an '03 XC70 and to be very truthful with you, it is my
> first and LAST AWD vehicle. Too finicky with tire sizes. That viscous
> drive is a $3000,00 item to replace. I would spend your money (A little
> joke there) on a heavily upgraded regular FWD. Parenthetically, I HATE
> Nivomats. Stay away from certain options, like the Auto Rain
> detector...NIGHTmare!!! The ground clearance is nice, but my idea of
> offroading is pulling off of The Strip and into Spago.



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Old 12-14-2005, 11:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Volvo XC70 2006

> Marek (toronto) wrote:
>> I am very close to buy this car and in the process of making decision.
>> Couple questions:
>> - are there any crash-test results available ?
>> - how does the AWD system really work in XC70, especially comapring to
>> cars
>> like Audi or Subaru ?
>> Finally, although it may sounds foolish, what do you guys think about
>> XC70
>> 2006 ?
>>
>>
>> Thank you,
>> Marek.
>>
>>
>>
>>

> Well, I have an '03 XC70 and to be very truthful with you, it is my first
> and LAST AWD vehicle. Too finicky with tire sizes. That viscous drive is a
> $3000,00 item to replace. I would spend your money (A little joke there)
> on a heavily upgraded regular FWD. Parenthetically, I HATE Nivomats. Stay
> away from certain options, like the Auto Rain detector...NIGHTmare!!! The
> ground clearance is nice, but my idea of offroading is pulling off of The
> Strip and into Spago.


Are you right informed? Isnt your Volvo equipped with the Haldex system
instead of the older visco drive system?

/aw


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Old 12-15-2005, 02:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Volvo XC70 2006

Sure, if I'm informed correctly, I have the Haldex unit. BUT, my owners
manual still state to replace tires in pairs and to rotate tires in the
REALLY old fashioned front to back method. That is stated in BOLD type
in the manual.
As of about 20 years ago, the current knowlege of radial ply tires is
that they do not need to be rotated front-to-back. They may be "X"
rotated. The old thinking about front to back, and rotating in the same
direction came to bear when Pirelli was still using cotton ply's during
the late 1940's.
The Haldex unit "MIGHT" be a little less vulnerable to differing tire
sizes and pressures, but I still wouldn't buy another AWD Volvo...under
ANY circumstances...unless some Arabs were holding a knife to my neck...

Anders Wiklund wrote:
>>Marek (toronto) wrote:
>>
>>>I am very close to buy this car and in the process of making decision.
>>>Couple questions:
>>>- are there any crash-test results available ?
>>>- how does the AWD system really work in XC70, especially comapring to
>>>cars
>>>like Audi or Subaru ?
>>>Finally, although it may sounds foolish, what do you guys think about
>>>XC70
>>>2006 ?
>>>
>>>
>>>Thank you,
>>>Marek.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>Well, I have an '03 XC70 and to be very truthful with you, it is my first
>>and LAST AWD vehicle. Too finicky with tire sizes. That viscous drive is a
>>$3000,00 item to replace. I would spend your money (A little joke there)
>>on a heavily upgraded regular FWD. Parenthetically, I HATE Nivomats. Stay
>>away from certain options, like the Auto Rain detector...NIGHTmare!!! The
>>ground clearance is nice, but my idea of offroading is pulling off of The
>>Strip and into Spago.

>
>
> Are you right informed? Isnt your Volvo equipped with the Haldex system
> instead of the older visco drive system?
>
> /aw
>
>

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Old 12-15-2005, 11:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Volvo XC70 2006


"........................................................"
<jbincyberia@cox.nospam.net> skrev i en meddelelse
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> Sure, if I'm informed correctly, I have the Haldex unit. BUT, my owners
> manual still state to replace tires in pairs and to rotate tires in the
> REALLY old fashioned front to back method. That is stated in BOLD type in
> the manual.


I think this is stated in any volvo owners manual regardless of model and
year or transmission type.

What is the idea of "X" rotate tires?
Some tires have threads that is meant for only one direction.

> As of about 20 years ago, the current knowlege of radial ply tires is that
> they do not need to be rotated front-to-back. They may be "X" rotated.
> The old thinking about front to back, and rotating in the same direction
> came to bear when Pirelli was still using cotton ply's during the late
> 1940's.
> The Haldex unit "MIGHT" be a little less vulnerable to differing tire
> sizes and pressures, but I still wouldn't buy another AWD Volvo...under
> ANY circumstances...unless some Arabs were holding a knife to my neck...


About the AWD system (AOC) on the XC70 2003 it is stated in VADIS that
"The system is not sensitive to differences between tyres (when driving with
a spare wheel for example)"

Regards

Per Hauge



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