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Marty27
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Long test drive

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I've racked up 828 miles with no problems. I'm really impressed with this car.
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I have a 99 V70 T5, love mine also.
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Despite the random issues these cars have, I'm always surprised when I hit the road for a long trip. I recently drove from Charleston to Oklahoma and logged over 1400 miles and it didn't miss a beat. Soon to do the reverse!
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Santa Fe to Fairbanks.
Great Seats!
'98 V70 R - Well Equipped for Life Up North... ;)
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I'm thinking about making a run to Oklahoma.
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BEJinFbk wrote:Santa Fe to Fairbanks.
Great Seats!
The. p80 seats belong in the Automotive hall of fame.
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Its amazing that they seem like plain and simple seats, but once you sit in them, you don't want to get out!
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Post by rspi »

Marty27 wrote:I've racked up 828 miles with no problems. I'm really impressed with this car.
You might want to take it back before they report it stolen. Lol
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Re: Long test drive

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A thousand miles of test drivong.
A thousand miles of test drivong.
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