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Hi all,<p>Would anyone happen to know if the '03 T-5's come with that fake wood trim around the stereo, controls, etc.? Is there any other choice? Also, does anybody have a photo of a graphite dashboard?<p>I am thinking of switching from an '02 XC to a T5 with manual transmission, but I'm not sure I like the looks of the interior?! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcrook.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Thanks in advance...... Lisa
 

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Re: '03 V70 T5 Interiors (LisaPhish)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Hi all,<p>Would anyone happen to know if the '03 T-5's come with that fake wood trim around the stereo, controls, etc.? Is there any other choice? Also, does anybody have a photo of a graphite dashboard?<p>I am thinking of switching from an '02 XC to a T5 with manual transmission, but I'm not sure I like the looks of the interior?! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcrook.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Thanks in advance...... Lisa<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Another Lisa! And another lady joining the ranks! Welcome and hope you find this Forum useful! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emexclaim.gif" BORDER="0"> And considering a manual T5, mind you...Nice! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>As it was the case in 2002 T5s, 2003 T5s do not get wood trim; you get the aluminum trim in the glovebox and in all four door panels. It looks very nice with the Graphite interior and so-so (IMO) with either the Lt. Beige/Sand or Taupe/Lt. Taupe interiors.<p>If you chose the former, you can find aftermarket wood trim that ENCASE the parts where they go on rather than just get glued ON them. In this way, you will not see any signs of the stock aluminum trim. But if you go for the Graphite interior, then the aluminum looks really cool. My car (2001 model) came only with the simulated wood trim which looks reallyn nice eventhough my interior is Graphite. But if I had my druthers, I would definitely prefer the aluminum...<p>What exterior colors are you looking at? Don't tell me...Silver!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmilep.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>BTW, we just got in stock a TITANIUM GREY METALLIC V70 T5...awesome-looking color!<p><br>Yannis
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Hi all,<br>If you chose the former, you can find aftermarket wood trim that ENCASE the parts where they go on rather than just get glued ON them. In this way, you will not see any signs of the stock aluminum trim. But if you go for the Graphite interior, then the aluminum looks really cool. My car (2001 model) came only with the simulated wood trim which looks reallyn nice eventhough my interior is Graphite. But if I had my druthers, I would definitely prefer the aluminum...<p>Yannis<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Hey Yannis what is a good company to get those things that cover the stock interior trim you are discussing here??? Put up the website please or a way for me to get in touch with them.<br>Thanks
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR><br>Hey Yannis what is a good company to get those things that cover the stock interior trim you are discussing here??? Put up the website please or a way for me to get in touch with them.<br>Thanks<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p><br>I will ask the guy who comes and installs it for us...I do ot know the company's name but I will find out and let you know.<p><br>Yannis
 

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Re: '03 V70 T5 Interiors (LisaPhish)

I have the taupe/light taupe interior in my '02 Venetian Red T5 and I'm quite happy with it. I find that the aluminum mesh looks great with this combo and I much prefer it to the wood.<p>I can email you a pic if you like.<p>Mike<BR><BR>
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Thanks so much for the welcome and the info, Yannis!<p>Actually, no, not Silver, I like the Titanium Gray! Does the one you just got in have a manual trans? <p>I am trying to decide between this car, an S4 Wagon, or possibly an Allroad. I've always driven Audi's and love how they handle. I just leased an '02 XC which turns out to be a lemon (6 trips to the dealer later!) and I am wondering if I should just stick with the Audi, since I know and love them???<p>Lisa
 

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p.s. Yannis, can you get the '03 T5 with Thors????<p> Cheers~ Lisa
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>p.s. Yannis, can you get the '03 T5 with Thors????<p>Cheers~ Lisa<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Lisa,<p>Welcome to Swedespeed!<p>The 03' V70 T5 with Thors, NICE! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://sc2.vcc.m.volvocars.se/bilder/pp/newv70/gallery/800x600/v70_w135_6.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>-Drew
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Thanks so much for the welcome and the info, Yannis!<p>Actually, no, not Silver, I like the Titanium Gray! Does the one you just got in have a manual trans? <p>I am trying to decide between this car, an S4 Wagon, or possibly an Allroad. I've always driven Audi's and love how they handle. I just leased an '02 XC which turns out to be a lemon (6 trips to the dealer later!) and I am wondering if I should just stick with the Audi, since I know and love them???<p>Lisa<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Lisa,<p>as you can see, you can only get a V70 T5 w/ Thors via...Swedespeed! Sorry! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"> The Titanium Grey T5 I just got in is with the Geartronic.<p>As far as the Allroad...it's OK. Not a very exciting car; I have driven it and I am not too crazy about it. Now, the S4 is a different story...nice little car but that is the problem...too small. I drive a T5 manual and I LOVE it! And if you spend another $1,500, iPd can just transform this car into a BEAST! not that it already is not.<p>I can't imagine how your '02 XC turned out to be bad....the newer V70s are very, very good...sorry to hear that!<p>I love my wagon for many things but you will not find too many cars out there that give you the comfort and space of the V70...<p>Yannis
 

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Thanks for the info, Drew and Yannis!<p>What do you mean, Thors only at Swedespeed? I would have to purchase them afterwards? Are the dimensions of the Thors the same as the stock 17" for the T5's? <p>Hmmmm.<p>So you guys must know, does the interior come in Black? One of my complaints about my XC's aesthetic appeal is the multi-colored interior and exterior. Awesome seats, but way too many colors. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> I'd love to see it in all black. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> or all, whatever. My XC is Java, (I felt the colors matched the best on the exterior) and the interior is Taupe and Brown. Pretty busy. <p>Anyways, thanks again for the welcome and helpful comments!<p>Cheers!<p>Lisa
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Thanks for the info, Drew and Yannis!<p>What do you mean, Thors only at Swedespeed? I would have to purchase them afterwards? Are the dimensions of the Thors the same as the stock 17" for the T5's? <p>Hmmmm.<p>So you guys must know, does the interior come in Black? One of my complaints about my XC's aesthetic appeal is the multi-colored interior and exterior. Awesome seats, but way too many colors. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> I'd love to see it in all black. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> or all, whatever. My XC is Java, (I felt the colors matched the best on the exterior) and the interior is Taupe and Brown. Pretty busy. <p>Anyways, thanks again for the welcome and helpful comments!<p>Cheers!<p>Lisa<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Lisa,<p>no T5 comes to the US with Thors. The only 17" alloy you cna get is the Amalthea. Mine has the Tethys which I swapped with an S60 since it is "my" inventory and I can get away with a minor change like that. <p>Black? No...Graphite is the next closest thing (really dark grey).<p>Drive a T5 manual and you will not want to get anything else, trust me! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"><p><br>Yannis
 

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Hey Yannis - you're in PA, right? Too bad...... I'd buy from your place if you were closer. I'm around an hour and a half north of NYC. Will it be difficult for me to find an '03 T-5 w/manual trans? Can you search for one for me? Remember, Graphite interior, Titanium exterior, no wood, loaded. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Danke.<p>Lisa
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Hey Yannis - you're in PA, right? Too bad...... I'd buy from your place if you were closer. I'm around an hour and a half north of NYC.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Well, not that I am here to make sales but since you brought it up, distance does/should not matter, right? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"><p><BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> Will it be difficult for me to find an '03 T-5 w/manual trans?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>There are some but not many, around...If you want one, NOW, you better be flexible on colors, options, etc...<p><BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> Can you search for one for me? Remember, Graphite interior, Titanium exterior, no wood, loaded. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"> <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>WHat? Hehe...you want me to do a search and not buy it from me?<IMG SRC="http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/mecry.gif" BORDER="0"> Are you nuts?<IMG SRC="http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/moreek.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Why don't you ask your <I>local</I> Volvo Retailer and if you cannot get anywhere, I might be able to help you...<p><BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Danke<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> I don't really speak <IMG SRC="http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/flags/germany.gif" BORDER="0">. My native labguage is <IMG SRC="http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/flags/greece.gif" BORDER="0">. But...you are welcome! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Yannis
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Oh, and may I ask, what the $1,500 modifications would be? <p>lisa<p><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Oh, that $1,500 will put a HUGE grin in your face! <IMG SRC="http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/biggrin3.gif" BORDER="0">. After spending this small sum of $$$ at <A HREF="http://ipdusa.com" TARGET="_blank">ipdusa.com</A>, you will be driving and making faces like this----><IMG SRC="http://www.click-smilie.de/sammlung/mittelgrosse/mittelgr021.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Heeheehee! Just take a look at my sig (right after the color description of my car) and you will understand...<p>Yannis
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Oh, and may I ask, what the $1,500 modifications would be? <p>lisa<p>Oh, that $1,500 will put a HUGE grin in your face! <IMG SRC="http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/biggrin3.gif" BORDER="0">. After spending this small sum of $$$ at <A HREF="http://ipdusa.com" TARGET="_blank">ipdusa.com</A>, you will be driving and making faces like this----><IMG SRC="http://www.click-smilie.de/sammlung/mittelgrosse/mittelgr021.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Heeheehee! Just take a look at my sig (right after the color description of my car) and you will understand...<p>Yannis<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>I second Yannis' remarks. I did the same upgrades to my 01 C70 and its FRIGGIN awesome!!!!!!!!!!! I dusted a newer 528i last night. Oh yeah!!!!!!!! We stopped after and chatted about our cars. He couldnt believe a Volvo smoked him....he he he he <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Nice faces all.....<p>I am going to test drive some cars today....... will know more later!<p>Lisa
 

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Lisa,<br>Hi, and welcome to Swedespeed! Hope your drives went well yesterday. I am (and we are, I bet) eager to know what you ended up test driving and what your impressions were! Do share. (We're open minded here, and we discuss <I>all</I> makes and models. Sure, there's sometimes a Volvo bias, but can you blame us? Ha ha.)<p>Those are some nice colors you've honed in on! Titanium gray with the graphite interior...niiiice! Like Yannis said, the "graphite leather", which I chose for my (silver exterior) S60, really is as close to black as you'd want to get. <p>Black is nice, but it has no depth. The graphite interior that Volvo offers is truly beautiful -- looks black at first glance, but then upon further inspection it has more "depth" to it than flat, ink black. I love it. (You spend 99% of your time IN the car, so you better like what's <I>inside</I>, right?!) <p>So did you have your dealer "hunt" for an '03 manual T5 for you, or are you still looking around and evaluating your options and alternatives? Just curious. (And nosy...ha ha.) Would love to know what your impressions were if you drove that S4 wagon or the Allroad, too! <p>Well, sorry you made it to this point because of some not-so-good luck with your '02 XC. Good luck from here on out, and happy "hunting"! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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