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v40 vs v70 ?

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v40 vs v70 ?

Postby dimvolvo » 08 Nov 2008, 14:55

v40 vs v70
I have a good chance to buy v40 - 2002 - 138000ML.
The good thing: my mechanic knows this car. The price is good.
The bad thing: I love v70.

I Appreciate any comparison.
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Re: v40 vs v70 ?

Postby confused_al » 08 Nov 2008, 15:08

I suppose you know that v40 and Ford Focus are the same car.
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Re: v40 vs v70 ?

Postby MadeInJapan » 08 Nov 2008, 15:19

No comparison...buy the V70.
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Re: v40 vs v70 ?

Postby dimvolvo » 08 Nov 2008, 15:57

confused_al wrote:I suppose you know that v40 and Ford Focus are the same car.

I had no idea! This is too bad, I hate ford...
I don't know what to do!
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Re: v40 vs v70 ?

Postby dimvolvo » 08 Nov 2008, 16:07

I did small serch on eBay and was surprized by the result:
The most difficalt thing is to buy v40. My guess is there're not so many sold in N.America, is that right?
Quick view:
v70 1998 194.000 $1600
99 148 1900
2000
2300
2300
+ 4 more before 3000
+ 5 more before 4000
+ 5 more before 50001

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s70 1998 172.000 $1300
99 190 1700
00 199 1850
+ 4 more before 3000

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v40 2000 124.000 $2700
00 76 3200
over 5000

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s40 2001 65.000 $5700
over 6000
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Re: v40 vs v70 ?

Postby matthew1 » 08 Nov 2008, 19:41

My mom had a V40, and it was few degrees less comfortable than my 850. For tall people or those with lower back pain, I'd suggest the larger car. The seats and lumbar support weren't as good as my Volvo.
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Re: v40 vs v70 ?

Postby dimvolvo » 08 Nov 2008, 20:01

confused_al wrote:I suppose you know that v40 and Ford Focus are the same car.

What is the good place to find some info about it?
The good thing is "my volvo" was manufacted in Holland.
I hope smb from Volvo work for a while under that Focus thing...
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Re: v40 vs v70 ?

Postby JRL » 08 Nov 2008, 23:07

confused_al wrote:I suppose you know that v40 and Ford Focus are the same car.


1: This is in the wrong forum
2: You have absolutely no idea what you're talking about!
A 2002 V40 has a MITSUBISHI platform not a Focus.
The 04.5 is built on the P1 platform, not an old 02.
3: An 02 V40 is, well not the best car on the planet. It doesn't have any Volvo driving dynamics.
The only thing that's common with a V70 is the radio and the to some extent the seats.
I would recommend ANY year V70 over that POS and while I'm at it, to the OP that said a comment about the Ford, that platform may be one of the BEST platform ever made.
Supports the Euro Focus, one the better handling cars, the Mazda 3 and 6, also very good handling cars ( and the Volvo, also the best handling Volvo built to date, very solid little cars).
Unfortunately the 02 V40 is none of the above, pass and buy a REAL Volvo
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Re: v40 vs v70 ?

Postby Mike-Halewai » 09 Nov 2008, 00:53

JRL wrote:1: This is in the wrong forum
2: You have absolutely no idea what you're talking about!
A 2002 V40 has a MITSUBISHI platform not a Focus.
The 04.5 is built on the P1 platform, not an old 02.
3: An 02 V40 is, well not the best car on the planet. It doesn't have any Volvo driving dynamics.
The only thing that's common with a V70 is the radio and the to some extent the seats.
I would recommend ANY year V70 over that POS and while I'm at it, to the OP that said a comment about the Ford, that platform may be one of the BEST platform ever made.
Supports the Euro Focus, one the better handling cars, the Mazda 3 and 6, also very good handling cars ( and the Volvo, also the best handling Volvo built to date, very solid little cars).
Unfortunately the 02 V40 is none of the above, pass and buy a REAL Volvo


I would recommend ANY year V70 over that POS[/b] and while I'm at it, to the OP that said a comment about the Ford, that platform may be one of the BEST platform ever made.
Supports the Euro Focus, one the better handling cars, the Mazda 3 and 6, also very good handling cars ( and the Volvo, also the best handling Volvo built to date, very solid little cars).


JRL - grammar? You pointed out the issue with the forum, but I think you may have forgotten to type complete sentences.

However you have a solid point with the fact that one of the few decent things that Ford has managed to produce is in fact the Euro designed Ford Focus. Not a Volvo, but still quite a nice car to drive... for a Ford.
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Re: v40 vs v70 ?

Postby JRL » 09 Nov 2008, 12:33

You're right, I was annoyed
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Re: v40 vs v70 ?

Postby dimvolvo » 16 Nov 2008, 18:51

MadeInJapan wrote:No comparison...buy the V70.

Actually I opened this topic to know PRO & CONTRA but got just some subjective's opinions. Does v70 have Volvo motor? Has Volvo platform? Is that all that we call Volvo?
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Re: v40 vs v70 ?

Postby wheelsup » 16 Nov 2008, 21:24

This is a good post I'm glad you started it because I was looking at replacing my wife's 98 Jetta VR6 with an S70 or a slightly newer S40...but wanted to get a pure "Volvo" as I hear some of the newer cars just have too many issues.
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