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Decided to get my wife an '09 V8 R-Design. She now has more horsepower than I do! Has about 5000mi. so lightly used.<p>Her 100K+ miles, 2000 V70 XC is done and the 3 kids need more room.<p>I have a V70 R so I understand the angle gear and wheel bearings are trouble. Anything specific to the R-Design & V8 except the blinding speed my money will be transferred to the local gas stations?<p>I go to pick it up on Monday. It's stuffed with options except no BLIS. (Bummer -- I wanted that.) I did get the 6yr/100K warranty though.<p>Anybody know what should come with the car such as...<br>- Fancy leather manual folder like for my V70 R?<br>- headsets for the DVD player? 1 or 2 headsets?<br>- Should it come with fancy special key fobs like the V70 R?<br>- There were 2 remotes in the glove compartment. One for DVD, one for nav.<br>- Anything else that's sort of losable that should be there?<p>Thanks!
 

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Re: 09 XC90 R-Design V8 (blinky)

Get them to put a jack in the vehicle. Tell them you don't care if the thing has no spare tire, you won't accept a vehicle without a jack. It should be located under the floor between the 6th and 7th seat when they are stowed.
 

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Re: 09 XC90 R-Design V8 (dave_n_ruth)

A jack? It doesn't have a spare? I feel so ignorant. I was completely unaware the XC90 doesn't have a spare, but now that you mention it I didn't see one underneath, and there's no room for it above. Hmmmm.<p>Looks like I'll be stowing a can of Fix-A-Flat? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Thank you!<p>I did find yesterday the car has 2 wireless headsets.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by blinky at 3:54 AM 6-14-2009</i>
 

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It has a tire temp repair/inflation kit near the battery. A box in a bag.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Pinstripe</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It uses run flat tires.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Okay, I looked into this and all I can find is that the front tires are run-flat. Are you saying all 4 are run flat on the V8 R? The Scorpion Zero tires listed at Tire Rack don't specifically state that they're run-flat. The Volvo specs at the Volvo website don't seem to mention run-flat in the specs, which I'd think they'd be proud enough to want to itemize. This is annoyingly unclear.
 

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Re: (blinky)

Go to Pirelli.com. It says run flat technology. All 4 tires are the same. Good luck finding a replacement set that is not pirelli. Not many options in that size
 

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Dave-n-Ruth - Thank you for your help with this. Looks like we've got nearly the same car combo. Hope you're enjoying yours.
 

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No problem, I think you are only the third person on here to have bought one. So at least I have a couple people to talk too about it.
 

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Kudos to Boston Volvo. They handled the sale elegantly, put everything where it should be, cleaned up the car to very pretty, walked us through a full orientation and had even installed batteries in the remotes & wireless headsets. My family is now very, very spoiled, even more.
 

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Let's see some pics!
 

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Make sure your wheels are in alignment.<p>I bought my xc90 Sport v-8 with around the same mileage and the tires only lasted around 11k due primarily to uneven wear in front. I imagine your tires are even more expensive than my 19's. Replaced them with Michelins by the way which have improved the ride and seem to wear better.<p>If I was doing it over again I would have bargained for alignment before taking delivery. <p>Also Volvo apparently doesn't precribe tire rotation despite the fact that the tire manufacturer warranty calls for it.<p>This being said the car has otherwise been perfect other than a pressure control switch being replaced after having heard Husker Z's experience. I actually enjoy it as much if not more than the 04 V70R it replaced.<p>Did you get a good deal?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>K-!</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Make sure your wheels are in alignment.<p>I bought my xc90 Sport v-8 with around the same mileage and the tires only lasted around 11k due primarily to uneven wear in front. I imagine your tires are even more expensive than my 19's. Replaced them with Michelins by the way which have improved the ride and seem to wear better.<p>If I was doing it over again I would have bargained for alignment before taking delivery. <p>Did you get a good deal?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thanks for the tip, this goes along with my experience after recently aquiring ours CPO a few weeks back. I'm getting mine aligned early next week and one of the tires rebalanced. We have a slight pull on the highway and when traveling at 80mph have a slight shake. <br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>K-!</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Make sure your wheels are in alignment.<br> Replaced them with Michelins by the way which have improved the ride and seem to wear better.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>They don't make Michelins at 20".<p>Your selected vehicle:<br>2009 Volvo XC90 V8 R-Design AWD<br>Original equipment tire size:<br>255/45R20/RF 105Y<br>We found 0 results that fit your vehicle.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>dave_n_ruth</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">They don't make Michelins at 20".<p>Your selected vehicle:<br>2009 Volvo XC90 V8 R-Design AWD<br>Original equipment tire size:<br>255/45R20/RF 105Y<br>We found 0 results that fit your vehicle.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>And the OP has a Sport; not an R Design......which means 19's as noted.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>K-!</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Make sure your wheels are in alignment.<p>I bought my xc90 Sport v-8 with around the same mileage and the tires only lasted around 11k due primarily to uneven wear in front. I imagine your tires are even more expensive than my <B>19's</B>. Replaced them with Michelins by the way which have improved the ride and seem to wear better.</TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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I understand, but why would the info have been volunteered had he not been adding his recommendation? I was not trying to attack him. I was just trying to reiterate that there is very limited available options to choose from in this tire size. I will say the Pirelli's seem to perform well on the vehicle.
 

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My primary point was concerning the fact that the XC 90 alignment and tire rotation should be watched so not to prematurely wear out expensive tires. <p>Mentioning the Michelins was just an added comment and in hindsight seems to distract from my main point.<p>It seems that the XC 90 with the Pirellis has had had tire wear issues in a number of tire sizes. So much so that I believe Volvo or Pirelli were paying adjustments to owners at one point on the 17s.<p>So it is unfortunate that there is not more of a choice of alternatives. I guess <p>Iwon't be so jealous of not having the newer 20 inch wheels!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>K-!</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I bought my xc90 Sport v-8 with around the same mileage and the tires only lasted around 11k due primarily to uneven wear in front. I imagine your tires are even more expensive than my 19's. Replaced them with Michelins by the way which have improved the ride and seem to wear better.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'm nearing 18k and am getting ready to replace my OEM Pirellis. Which Michelins did you go with? Thanks.
 

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BV did include an alignment. Thanks for the heads-up, though! I'd post a pic if it'd stop raining long enough for me to get one. Combine that with my driveway getting paved, my garage getting reconstructed. Sheesh. Too much going on...<p>My wife absolutely loves the XC90, though. She wanted an XC90 of some type but says it has especially grown on her that she really likes driving a passion red badass vehicle with dual tailpipes and some getup & go. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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