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Opinion on 3rd GEN V70

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Opinion on 3rd GEN V70

Post by ibs740 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:58 am

Hi All,
Had 1991 740, 940 and now 2004 V70.
Looking for opinions on the 3rd GEN. V70
How much has Fords input improved/screwed things up?
Reliability?
Likes/dislikes
Are the seats as comfy?
cheers



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Re: Opinion on 3rd GEN V70

Post by Rattnalle » Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:27 pm

It's about as reliable. Since they're newer they'll be somewhat more reliable now. Chassis parts don't need replacing as often for example.

Rusts slightly easier. There's a strip above the windshield where rock strikes easily cause rust.

Seats are a step down in my opinion. Shorter seats, flatter backs. But they're still much better than most.



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