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Old 04-07-2005, 14:02   #1 (permalink)
James Gifford
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XC90 V8 questions

I'm looking at an XC90 V8 to replace my 5 year old Odyssey. It would be
my fourth Volvo, although I haven't owned one for a number of years.

I can't *quite* find out a few things about the V8 model - hoping someone
in here knows the info.

1) The V8 was widely announced as a 2006 model, then appeared (it
appears) as a 2005. Which is it? Are there any changes planned for the
2006 model year?

2) What are the options and parts needed for a trailer hitch on the XC90?
I can't find any specific information, and there are references in the
pricing list to a "hitch base" and separate hitches. I want a basic, low-
profile, Class-III square-tube hitch... what options do I need?

3) Does anyone have reliable real-world fuel economy figures for the V8?

4) My impression is that the reliability problems of the XC90 were worked
out over the last couple of model years. Does the V8 bring any new/known
reliability problems to the game?

Ad(thanks)vance...

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Old 04-07-2005, 16:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: XC90 V8 questions

I drove one, and it really performs better than the 6's. However, I
understand that the v8 is a brand new engine, so I assume it will have some
initial problems as do all new items. I won't buy the 6 because it's
under-powered (someday they'll figure out that they need a high-pressure
turbo, not a low pressure turbo, for their 6's (same issue as the S80)), and
I'm just not sure about the new V8. In addition, the B-pillar pretty
effectively blocks any over-the-shoulder left view visibility. I've been a
25-year loyal Volvo owner; however, with Ford in the picture now, I doubt
I'll buy another (amd the XC90 is the only one that will meet my current
needs)..

I'm looking at a Chrysler Pacifica.

"James Gifford" <nsp@nitrosyncretic.kom> wrote in message
news:Xns96317E15BDA44nitropressatnitrosyn@216.168.3.44...
> I'm looking at an XC90 V8 to replace my 5 year old Odyssey. It would be
> my fourth Volvo, although I haven't owned one for a number of years.
>
> I can't *quite* find out a few things about the V8 model - hoping someone
> in here knows the info.
>
> 1) The V8 was widely announced as a 2006 model, then appeared (it
> appears) as a 2005. Which is it? Are there any changes planned for the
> 2006 model year?
>
> 2) What are the options and parts needed for a trailer hitch on the XC90?
> I can't find any specific information, and there are references in the
> pricing list to a "hitch base" and separate hitches. I want a basic, low-
> profile, Class-III square-tube hitch... what options do I need?
>
> 3) Does anyone have reliable real-world fuel economy figures for the V8?
>
> 4) My impression is that the reliability problems of the XC90 were worked
> out over the last couple of model years. Does the V8 bring any new/known
> reliability problems to the game?
>
> Ad(thanks)vance...
>
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Old 04-07-2005, 16:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: XC90 V8 questions

"mdrawson" <mdrawson@cox.net> wrote:
> I drove one, and it really performs better than the 6's. However, I
> understand that the v8 is a brand new engine, so I assume it will have
> some initial problems as do all new items. I won't buy the 6 because
> it's under-powered (someday they'll figure out that they need a
> high-pressure turbo, not a low pressure turbo, for their 6's (same
> issue as the S80)), and I'm just not sure about the new V8. In
> addition, the B-pillar pretty effectively blocks any over-the-shoulder
> left view visibility. I've been a 25-year loyal Volvo owner; however,
> with Ford in the picture now, I doubt I'll buy another (amd the XC90
> is the only one that will meet my current needs)..
>
> I'm looking at a Chrysler Pacifica.


My needs are for 6/7 seats, reasonable cargo capacity, and neither
enormous nor a truck. I also want a reasonable amount of power and snap.
That leaves about four vehicles, three of which are minivans. I've driven
a van for seven years; I really want something else for a while.

I drove a station wagon for years, too, and while I kind of like some of
the new-gen station wagons, I wouldn't want to drive one. Abysmal mileage
for the capacity, for one thing.

I don't believe the XC90's V8 is all that new; Yamaha has been making
variants of it for at least a decade. Granted, there are new tweaks and
it's in a new home, which might lead to some issues, but it's not fresh
off the blueprints.

It really pisses me off that so many vehicles, of a vast range of types
and sizes, don't go past 4+1 seating. Including most of the XC90's
competitors.

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Old 04-07-2005, 19:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: XC90 V8 questions

hey--be smart
buy and old 740 in good shape, drop a mustang 5.0 in it and have Midas put a
trailer hitch on it :)

"James Gifford" <nsp@nitrosyncretic.kom> wrote in message
news:Xns96317E15BDA44nitropressatnitrosyn@216.168.3.44...
> I'm looking at an XC90 V8 to replace my 5 year old Odyssey. It would be
> my fourth Volvo, although I haven't owned one for a number of years.
>
> I can't *quite* find out a few things about the V8 model - hoping someone
> in here knows the info.
>
> 1) The V8 was widely announced as a 2006 model, then appeared (it
> appears) as a 2005. Which is it? Are there any changes planned for the
> 2006 model year?
>
> 2) What are the options and parts needed for a trailer hitch on the XC90?
> I can't find any specific information, and there are references in the
> pricing list to a "hitch base" and separate hitches. I want a basic, low-
> profile, Class-III square-tube hitch... what options do I need?
>
> 3) Does anyone have reliable real-world fuel economy figures for the V8?
>
> 4) My impression is that the reliability problems of the XC90 were worked
> out over the last couple of model years. Does the V8 bring any new/known
> reliability problems to the game?
>
> Ad(thanks)vance...
>
> --
> |=- James Gifford = FIX SPAMTRAP TO REPLY -=|
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Old 04-07-2005, 19:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: XC90 V8 questions

"Steve" <someone@microsoft.com> wrote:
> hey--be smart
> buy and old 740 in good shape, drop a mustang 5.0 in it and have Midas
> put a trailer hitch on it :)


But where would that leave my '68 Mustang? :)

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Old 04-07-2005, 20:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: XC90 V8 questions

You forgot the trunk mounted jump seats, to match the XC90 in passenger
space ;-)

"Steve" <someone@microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> hey--be smart
> buy and old 740 in good shape, drop a mustang 5.0 in it and have Midas put
> a
> trailer hitch on it :)
>
> "James Gifford" <nsp@nitrosyncretic.kom> wrote in message
> news:Xns96317E15BDA44nitropressatnitrosyn@216.168.3.44...
>> I'm looking at an XC90 V8 to replace my 5 year old Odyssey. It would be
>> my fourth Volvo, although I haven't owned one for a number of years.
>>
>> I can't *quite* find out a few things about the V8 model - hoping someone
>> in here knows the info.
>>
>> 1) The V8 was widely announced as a 2006 model, then appeared (it
>> appears) as a 2005. Which is it? Are there any changes planned for the
>> 2006 model year?
>>
>> 2) What are the options and parts needed for a trailer hitch on the XC90?
>> I can't find any specific information, and there are references in the
>> pricing list to a "hitch base" and separate hitches. I want a basic, low-
>> profile, Class-III square-tube hitch... what options do I need?
>>
>> 3) Does anyone have reliable real-world fuel economy figures for the V8?
>>
>> 4) My impression is that the reliability problems of the XC90 were worked
>> out over the last couple of model years. Does the V8 bring any new/known
>> reliability problems to the game?
>>
>> Ad(thanks)vance...
>>
>> --
>> |=- James Gifford = FIX SPAMTRAP TO REPLY -=|
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>
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Old 04-07-2005, 20:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: XC90 V8 questions

In article <Xns9631BC464AF57nitropressatnitrosyn@216.168.3.44>,
James Gifford <nsp@nitrosyncretic.kom> wrote:
>"Steve" <someone@microsoft.com> wrote:
>> hey--be smart
>> buy and old 740 in good shape, drop a mustang 5.0 in it and have Midas
>> put a trailer hitch on it :)


>But where would that leave my '68 Mustang? :)


Ready for a blown 351C.


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Old 04-07-2005, 21:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: XC90 V8 questions

gheston@hiwaay.net (Gary Heston) wrote:
>> But where would that leave my '68 Mustang? :)


> Ready for a blown 351C.


You mean... I'd have to throw away a 430-horse 347?

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Old 04-08-2005, 12:02   #9 (permalink)
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Re: XC90 V8 questions

On Thu, 7 Apr 2005 17:58:16 -0400, "mdrawson" <mdrawson@cox.net>
wrote:

>... (S80's) need a high-pressure
>turbo, not a low pressure turbo, for their 6's (same issue as the S80)), and


S80's do have high-pressure turbos as well as low-pressure ones.
They're twin-turbos.

I don't consider a turbo S80 underpowered with its 268-hp engine. Not
racer, but not underpowered.

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Old 04-08-2005, 16:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: XC90 V8 questions

My understanding was that the T6 is essentially a low-pressure turbo with
twin gates. Whatever it is, I didn't feel the "surge" in the S80, and it
certainly doesn't do it for me on the even heavier XC90.

"nobody" <nobody@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 7 Apr 2005 17:58:16 -0400, "mdrawson" <mdrawson@cox.net>
> wrote:
>
>>... (S80's) need a high-pressure
>>turbo, not a low pressure turbo, for their 6's (same issue as the S80)),
>>and

>
> S80's do have high-pressure turbos as well as low-pressure ones.
> They're twin-turbos.
>
> I don't consider a turbo S80 underpowered with its 268-hp engine. Not
> racer, but not underpowered.
>



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