SwedeSpeed - Volvo Performance Forum banner

Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 20 of 78 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
13 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
In looking through the 2010 OSD catalog, it shows the V70 R-design. Most have seen it, it looks great but was not for the US until now. However, it also mentions a Cranberry Leather interior as a custom build OSD option. Anyone seen that just yet? Here is a pic of the V70 R-design I saw waiting at the OSD center when I was there in March. It's exactly the way I would order mine, but I would have to see the Cranberry leather. I can't wait to order one. <br><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/Tnmax21/Sweden153.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/Tnmax21/Sweden157.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/Tnmax21/Sweden158.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/Tnmax21/Sweden155.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/Tnmax21/Sweden154.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Yes, the pics are horribly blurry. Sorry about that. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
63,543 Posts
Re: 2010 V70 R-Design (Brick4life)

All well and good, (most of us have seen these) but until they have seats more like the Gen1 or P2s AND a<B> MOTOR</B>, that can get the car out of its own way not the anemic 3.2 NA engine! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,732 Posts
Re: 2010 V70 R-Design (Brick4life)

Question: Is that a curb sensor sticking out beneath the drivers door?<br><I> I remember them on cars when I was a kid.</I>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
63,543 Posts
Re: 2010 V70 R-Design (stev vanveit)

Piece of protecto tape, not completely removed.<p>I have a pair of PRISTINE curb protectors <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> (really, I do) that I removed off a classic several years ago if you want to buy them?<br>I'm not sure if they make them anymore!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,732 Posts
Re: 2010 V70 R-Design (JRL)

Interested - I'll contact you off line.<p>Now those curb feelers as you call them did serve a purpose back then. I remember my mom praising them as my dad would get upset if the white walls got scuffed. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Oh! Yeah I have to admit the 2010 V70 R-Design with the cranberry leather is a sweet ride.<p>Edit change: "protectors" changed to "feelers".
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
63,543 Posts
Re: 2010 V70 R-Design (stev vanveit)

Actually they were called <I>CURB FEELERS</I>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21,166 Posts
Re: 2010 V70 R-Design (Brick4life)

Looks good........other than it needs a moonroof and a T6 AWD.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
3,169 Posts
Re: 2010 V70 R-Design (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Actually they were called <I>CURB FEELERS</I></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Correct. We used the exact same term (curb feelers) in Canada.
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
55,918 Posts
Re: 2010 V70 R-Design (Brick4life)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Brick4life</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/Tnmax21/Sweden153.jpg" BORDER="0"><br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'm liking the XC90 Sport ... er I mean R-Design. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
63,543 Posts
Re: 2010 V70 R-Design (nobbe3728)

<B>THIS WAS NICER</B><p><IMG SRC="http://i732.photobucket.com/albums/ww329/JRL1194/Myold2004V70Rbestnewleftside.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,486 Posts
Re: 2010 V70 R-Design (JRL)

I have to admit that JRL's old wagon looked nicer on the outside than the R-design. The new one is so generic.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,009 Posts
I'll take any in that picture.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
310 Posts
Re: 2010 V70 R-Design (Brick4life)

PICTURES OF CRANBERRY LEATHER CAN BE SEEN HERE:<p><A HREF="http://www.caradvice.com.au/13660/2008-volvo-v70-t6-review/2" TARGET="_blank">http://www.caradvice.com.au/13...iew/2</A>/
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
63,543 Posts
Re: 2010 V70 R-Design (gabepv544)

Hmm, lets' see.<br>Nice dark red leather that would work WELL with many colors...<br><B>NOT AVAILABLE HERE!.</B> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Nice aluminum dash and console trim...<br><B>NOT AVAILABLE HERE</B>!<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>You would think that Volvo NA would at least <I>try </I>to bring in some appealing colors and interiors other than charcoal and that AWFUL bland vanilla, complete with vanilla steering wheels and column <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
55,918 Posts
Re: 2010 V70 R-Design (gabepv544)

not bad <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Yannis - lets see some of this...<p><IMG SRC="http://www.caradvice.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/volvov70interiorfrontcloser.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.caradvice.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/volvov70interiorfront.thumbnail.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.caradvice.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/volvov70hugeboot.thumbnail.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
39,263 Posts
Re: 2010 V70 R-Design (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hmm, lets' see.<br>Nice dark red leather that would work WELL with many colors...<br><B>NOT AVAILABLE HERE!.</B> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Nice aluminum dash and console trim...<br><B>NOT AVAILABLE HERE</B>!<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>You complain too much! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> Wait till the cars arrive and then come back and write what you think.<p><br>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
63,543 Posts
Re: 2010 V70 R-Design (GrecianVolvo)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GrecianVolvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>You complain too much! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> Wait till the cars arrive and then come back and write what you think.<p><br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Is it going to be available with a T6 motor? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>If not, none of this matters and besides, the XC60 knocks the eyeballs out of a current V-XC70 in EVERY aspect, looks, comfort, performance,<br>general drivability, etc.<br>The XC60 is now the ONLY new Volvo I would even consider owning, you can throw everything else in the trash and start over!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
688 Posts
Re: 2010 V70 R-Design (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Is it going to be available with a T6 motor? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>If not, none of this matters and besides, the XC60 knocks the eyeballs out of a current V-XC70 in EVERY aspect, looks, comfort, performance,<br>general drivability, etc.<br>The XC60 is now the ONLY new Volvo I would even consider owning, you can throw everything else in the trash and start over!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I gotta go with Jim on this one. The R-Design highlites are nice, but overall the design is meh. Compare:<br><IMG SRC="http://www.heicosportiv.de/nextshopcms/cmsimage.asp?id=5215&fkt=0" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://kjelstrup.homelinux.com/kris/Spring07_GTG/One%20sharp%20wagon.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>The attempt to move away from the boxy design did not really work in my opinion. The curves that they substituted for <B> lines</B>wind up looking incomplete. The ascending line of the rear-quarter rocker panel pulls the car away from the road. I don't know what's going on with the curved transition between the tailgate and the bumper. The protruding nose that also has an ascending line turns into more of a duckbill than a convincing fascia. And they've begun sloping the upper portion of the tailgate a la the A4 which all reviewers agree substantially reduces the value of the cargo space. Admittedly it's not a hatchback yet, but why even start down that road.<p>Then to top it all off, the car that attempts to look fast has an engine that just will not move the car's bulk. They don't need to offer twin-turbo v-10's. A genuine 300 whp would suffice. I believe the T6 is capable of that. And I'd prefer a third-pedal, though I realize that's on the endangered species list in the industry. But certainly combined higher hp and mpg are not. See ecoboost, etc.<p>I know there are dire finances and every additional import option costs the company more $, but it really seems they allocated their resources many wrong places on this one. <p><br><i>Modified by pktojd at 11:11 AM 5-9-2009</i><p><br><i>Modified by pktojd at 11:12 AM 5-9-2009</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by pktojd at 11:14 AM 5-9-2009</i>
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
3,169 Posts
Re: 2010 V70 R-Design (GrecianVolvo)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GrecianVolvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Wait till the cars arrive and then come back and write what you think.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>But you don't even like that, Yannis!<p>The R-design is nothing more than an illusion of something that used to come in an options list. Nothing more.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>pktojd</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Then to top it all off, the car that attempts to look fast has an engine that just will not move the car's bulk. </TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"><p>So I would suggest that you take that, and other posts in this thread, back to your employers at VCC and tell them what <B> owners</B> really want.<p>P.S. Why doesn't your sig indicate any longer that you're working for Volvo (corporate)? Isn't this something SSers would want to know to understand your POV?
 
1 - 20 of 78 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top