"Soobies are little, Volvos are big." Discuss

Help, Advice, Owners' Discussion and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's stylish, distinctive P2 platform cars sold as model years 2001-2007 (North American market year designations).

2001 - 2007 V70
2001 - 2004 V70 XC (Cross Country)
2004 - 2007 XC70 (Cross Country)
2001 - 2009 S60
2003 - 2007 S60 R
2004 - 2007 V70 R

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Soobie vs Volvo

Soobies USED to be small.
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Volvos used to be small, yes.
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Volvos are just the right size.
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Volvos are the perfect combination of function and size.
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Bob
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17%
 
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"Soobies are little, Volvos are big." Discuss

Post by BlackBart »

hmmm.......

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Post by oragex »

The P2 S60 is a small car, both inside and outside. The V70 is a little longer but still rather small. The S60 is just as big as a 2014 Honda Civic (previous gen), however the Civic has lots more leg room inside. P2 were made 20 years ago, different designs. And the Outback is a pretty big boat actually, really long

Small fun fact, I did find a pre-design sketch of the S60, the rear leg room was almost 8 inches bigger than the final production car. Not sure where the engineers didn't agree with the designers, but in the end the rear seats were placed much closer to the front ones - and perhaps the trunk size was much increased this way

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Post by volvolugnut »

Great survey. Really intelligent options. Especially the last two.
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And yet no votes for poor Bob!
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Bob Newhart never got an up vote.
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Bob’s your Uncle, and employees and their relatives of MVS are ineligible to play.
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Post by Blacklab467 »

That's funny! We have a Subaru Outback and my XC70. The Subaru is a bigger car but probably lighter. Both have a 2.5l engine. The Volvo I would say has more useable space and is more comfortable and we have two big dogs that prefer the lower loading deck of the Volvo. The Subaru has less power but gets much better mileage. I would say that with the back seats down the Volvo has much more space in the back because the rear seat bases don't flip up as they do in the Volvo.
It snowed about 14 inches on December 23'd and the score was: Subaru 1, Volvo 0. The Volvo didn't have the ground clearance to risk taking it out in snow this deep!
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Post by abscate »

Matt...didn’t I send you a text in September about big-a****d Subaraus?

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Post by BlackBart »

That is a lot of snow. But you did such a neat job on your front steps!

It seems I should have added a line item In the poll saying “You already did this topic a year ago, dummy!”

And I don’t have...any uncles.....(sob)
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