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Long test drive

Help, Advice and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's extremely popular car line -- Volvo's 1990s "bread and butter" cars -- powered by the ubiquitous and durable Volvo inline 5-cylinder engine.

1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70

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Long test drive

Post by Marty27 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:05 pm

I've racked up 828 miles with no problems. I'm really impressed with this car.

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Re: Long test drive

Post by blkbeauty » Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:39 pm

I have a 99 V70 T5, love mine also.

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Re: Long test drive

Post by ecbsykes » Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:47 pm

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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Re: Long test drive

Post by BEJinFbk » Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:51 pm

Santa Fe to Fairbanks.
Great Seats!
'98 V70 R - Well Equipped for Life Up North... ;)

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Re: Long test drive

Post by Marty27 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:19 pm

I'm thinking about making a run to Oklahoma.

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Re: Long test drive

Post by abscate » Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:49 am

BEJinFbk wrote:Santa Fe to Fairbanks.
Great Seats!
The. p80 seats belong in the Automotive hall of fame.
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Re: Long test drive

Post by huzzsaba » Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:08 am

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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Re: Long test drive

Post by rspi » Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:00 am

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

Post by Marty27 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:30 pm

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A thousand miles of test drivong.

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