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Considering A 2011 Xc70 As First Volvo, Thoughts?

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#1 aireeca



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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:38 AM

I'm thinking about picking up a 2011 or 2012 XC70 as my first Volvo. I test drove a 3.2L today, but I think I'm going in for the T6 if I'm getting anything at all.

Anyone have any experience with these they can share?

#2 Sweet Lew

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 08:26 PM

Check out www.volvoxc.com and post in there. :tup:
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Posted 19 September 2011 - 08:43 AM

why not xc60?
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Posted 20 September 2011 - 05:42 PM

Have you test driven the T6 too? The 3.2 really feels like a dog, but you try to justify it. Then when you drive the T6, you wonder why you drove the 3.2 at all!

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 09:36 PM

Personally, the 3.2l feels like crap to me. I test drive them all the time and every time the are a scud bucket. They are nice cars, nothing is bad about them. I haven't seen any come in the shop that need major work done to them. Since they are not performance cars i'd go for it. Very smooth nice riding car.
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 02:17 PM

xc60 is good one..i am having it now...its really cool...

#7 Big Will

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 03:34 PM

The T6 engine is a disaster from what I understand from a maintenance point of view. A buddy of mine who is a Volvo tech is rebuilding those engines under warranty quite often due to oil burning/oil consumption issues.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 04:57 AM

Yes certain model short 6 engines are consuming oil. But those motors are cake.ive rebuilt so many of them and have a tranny out of one for a leaking rear main on a brand.new 2013 xc90. But they are nice motors dont get the gas mileage or power volvo wanted. Go for a t6 they are nice. I want a t6 xc70 they are great

Also these engines are so easy to work on after 1. Seem intimidating but after 1 its cake walk
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#9 James A Sousa

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 03:43 AM

We just tested a XC60 and XC70 for about 100 miles. Both interiors are nearly the same - the XC 70 is about an inch bigger in every dimension except headroom. BTW - both cargo areas are almost the same as my 855R.

To me, the XC60 was a real hot rod, but it was always boosting or shifting - very busy. I had to hold it in first gear to drive it around a parking lot or in stop and go traffic. My wife almost had a kitten when it did not slow down exiting a highway.

If you look at the engine specs it reaches full torque at 1500 RPM - touch and GO!

If you are in a hurry, get the XC60.

However, if you like to see out the windows, slow down when you take your foot off the gas, and relax when you drive, consider the XC70.

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