I have owned two previous V70's; a D5 and a 2. The cargo space is toward the high end of the class, with 33. One turbo is used for a kick of thrust at low speeds around town, whereas the other turns the machine into a rocket on the open road. The central display has four other uses: the audio system, regulating the climate control, options to configure the car's security system and using the car phone. For 2009, Volvo has a new Technology Package that includes active bi-xenon headlamps, Dynaudio sound system, and Sirius Satellite Radio. The engine's 235 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque are less than any of its main rivals.
It makes you feel better after a long day. We tried a 5 Series, an A6, an E Class, and the Volvo is the best if you have three kids in my opinion. This Volvo offers a comfortable ride, upscale interior, a number of safety features and a large cargo area. Overall, I think a better compromise would have been for Volvo to have shorn a couple of inches off the length of the cargo area and given them to the passengers. The new T6 model is recognizable by its 17-inch Sargas alloy wheels, tailgate badge, and dual tailpipes and on the inside by its watch dial instrument cluster and cross-brushed aluminum inlays. So, I have been really impressed so far. However the car has stacks of space in terms of elbow and head-room even those fitted with a sunroof.
The new design retains the rear taillights that run from the bumper to the roof, now a Volvo wagon trademark. If encoded within your files, the system will display artist and track name information. Comfort levels are improved, as is rear leg room. Driving Impressions The 2009 Volvo V70 has a smooth and refined ride befitting its premium status. Even my wife likes the noise!! Front seat adjustment, however, is more than adequate, even for drivers well over six feet tall. I suspect a combination of fuel consumption and the perception of the car being an old design is why the V70 suffers massive first-year depreciation - typically they drop from £35k to £22k - though from year three onwards, values seem to firm up nicely.
ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. Gentle long motorway runs average around 40 mpg for me. There are also two parallel rails that, combined with slots below the side windows, accommodate as many hooks, dividers, and cargo nets as your wallet can afford. For 2009, both models receive a Bluetooth hands-free phone interface as standard equipment. One nice feature is that if you mute the volume right down, the playback is automatically paused, and then continues once you increase the volume again.
At that number, the V70 is an entirely different proposition. At 100mph+ in those countries which permit such speeds! Being able to hide these away keeps the cargo area uncluttered, and therefore always immediately ready to receive the sort of large objects that estate car drivers envisage having to carry. A quieter, better-finished interior, a ride that's less stiff and more responsive handling than the previous model are welcome attributes of this edition, although its performance, ride and handling don't inspire enthusiasm. When my husband asked about the car from the salesman. FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter. Thanks for the great customer service Troy! My previous wagon, an 2006 v70 saved my wife's life when a foolish man ran a red light and broadsided and destroyed the old Volvo, my wife emerged bloody but ok, she would be dead in a lesser wagon. Wouldv'e loved to purchase the Fj Cruiser but decided to go with a newer car with less miles.
A turbocharged six-cylinder is available on the T6 trim, which is mated to the same automatic transmission. Our advice is to go light on the options and focus on the main course instead of the garnishes. Wagon loyalists will find the V70 a refined and well-executed car that meets the majority of their needs. The floating center console, with its large radio dials and iconic climate-control buttons, is a welcome carry-over as well. It shares basic S80 design cues, from legible analog gauges with supplemental driver-info readouts to Volvo's distinctive slim-line center stack with intuitively arrayed audio and climate controls. The front seats are supportive, according to reviewers.
Firstly I noticed how much better the turning circle is on the new Phase 3 models. Anything above 45, I just stick it in 6th and away it goes. The Inside The V70's new dashboard and center console feature the flowing elements seen on Volvo's flagship S80 sedan. I find under normal driving I can't even hear the engine, even with the radio on quiet. Opt for the Convenience Package and you'll get front and rear park assist, a power tailgate and an interior air-quality system. The V70, available only in front drive with a 3.
In sum, while the V70 is undoubtedly a competent vehicle, we'd recommend shopping around before deciding that it's the wagon for you. The backseat is also comfortable, though perhaps a bit short on legroom. The engine I find is really flexible. Like the steering system, the V70's brake pedal responds to the lightest of touches. It's a double-edged sword in the automotive world — lots of upside for gaining buyers, since competition is scarce, but also potential for limited sales opportunities if no one else feels it's worth selling to this small group of buyers.
It's like it doesn't let out all the power until you are in third. It all comes together to make for an inviting place to rack up some miles. Maxxing out the aft quarters for cargo toting increases the carrying capacity from 33. The mileage on both the 08 and the 09 have been excellent for a car of this caliber. Tip for prospective purchaser when checking out the boot: in common with many manufacturers, Volvo supplied a woeful puncture repair spray can as standard, but a spare wheel was actually a no-cost option, and indeed, often substituted by the dealer anyway.
Tyre and wind noise are well suppressed inside the car. Powering the V70 is a 3. There is a limitation on the number of characters it will display in information. When you put your foot down though, this gorgeous growl comes from under the bonnet. If you don't think so, a wagon may be right for you. Five key equipment groups highlight the V70's extras list: The Technology Package adds Dynaudio 650-watt sound system, active bi-xenon headlamps and Sirius Satellite Radio.