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Pics snapped by njb8199 today. <p><<take those damn roof rails off!!!>>><p>More pics and review tomorrow. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z301/jtacchino/RedRDesign2.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z301/jtacchino/RedRDesign1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z301/jtacchino/SilverRDesign.jpg" BORDER="0"><BR><BR>
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Re: 2010 V70 R Designs @ DARCARS, Rockville MD (Needsdecaf)

It looks like the 2010 exterior updates to the S80 also carry over to the V70? I wonder if the 3.2 feels peppier as reported in the 2010 S80 review posted here?<p>THe R-design suspension upgrades are going to make a world of difference.
 

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Re: 2010 V70 R Designs @ DARCARS, Rockville MD (Needsdecaf)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Pics snapped by njb8199 today. <p><<take those damn roof rails off!!!>>><p></i></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah, I wish they were a option. I wish I didn't have mine for ease of cleaning, wind resistance and looks !<p>
 

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Re: 2010 V70 R Designs @ DARCARS, Rockville MD (DCPattie)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>DCPattie</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It looks like the 2010 exterior updates to the S80 also carry over to the V70? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Which ones specifically. Remember, this is an R-Design, so things like the brushed aluminum around the fog lamps, the rockers, etc. are specific to the R Design, not the V70. <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>DCPattie</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I wonder if the 3.2 feels peppier as reported in the 2010 S80 review posted here?<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>According to Nick it does. I will let you know later today. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>DCPattie</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>THe R-design suspension upgrades are going to make a world of difference.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Same as above. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 2010 V70 R Designs @ DARCARS, Rockville MD (Needsdecaf)

Nice to see some pics, would like to see your driving experience with the R-design chassis. <p>And... at the beginning of August delivery of my new V70 is a month closer <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Mine was ordered without the roofrails, in europe that's an option an I <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emlove.gif" BORDER="0"> it without those bars!
 

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Re: 2010 V70 R Designs @ DARCARS, Rockville MD (Needsdecaf)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Which ones specifically. Remember, this is an R-Design, so things like the brushed aluminum around the fog lamps, the rockers, etc. are specific to the R Design, not the V70. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I think he was referrring to the HUGE Volvo logo in the front grille.<p>BTW, <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> to the red one.
 

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Re: 2010 V70 R Designs @ DARCARS, Rockville MD (MagoonR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MagoonR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I think he was referrring to the HUGE Volvo logo in the front grille.<p>BTW, <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> to the red one. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>My wife actually LOVED the Passion Red. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>She normally HATES flat red, and I didn't even say anything to her and she was like "I like the red". I almost fell out of the car. <p>Sorry, only this pic from today. It was raining when I left so I didn't bring the camera, as I didn't anticipate spending much time outside of the car. Alas, it cleared a bit and I took that one pic with the cell phone before it crapped out (my cell camera has issues). <p><IMG SRC="http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z301/jtacchino/RvsR.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>My thoughts:<p>1) The 3.2 in the 2010 models definitely have more beans. There is some throttle trickery going on (tough to take off smoothly) but it's definitely not inadequate. For those of you who thought the old 3.2 is adequate, I deemed it (personally) inadequate. This one is now adequate. I'd wait for the 2011 DI engine, though, personally. Or keep my fingers crossed for a T6. Caveat - this car had delivery miles, the engine is surely tight. <p>2) No AWD = torque steer and compromised steering feeling. I am not a huge fan of FWD, though. <p>3) R-Design accents are very nice. Makes the car look of a piece and much more aggressive. The car doesn't look very lowered, I remember Johann saying the same thing about his car (this car had 10 miles on it). The dual exhausts, wheels, wing, satin accents around the fog lights, etc, really make it look sharp. This car had roof rails (an option?) which I would delete or not order. <p>4) Suspension - very nice upgrade from the stock V70 or XC70. None of the floatiness that I cannot stand in the other cars (again, please, my opinion, I know others disagree). It's not overly firm, but there was some flintines to it. <p>5) Handling steering: I could not tell. This car had the Pirelli Rossos replaced by all season tires. Not unusual for this climate but they were replaced by....wait for it.....P6 All Seasons. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> These are decidedly NOT a performance oriented tire and are completely at odds with the suspension tuning. Steering turn in was sharp followed by a secondary "wag" as the tires took their set. Terrible. If you want cushy tires, go with the stock suspension. I am sure it is a much better fit. But honestly, I could not make a determination about the car with these tires. At least I hope it was the tires, otherwise it's another case of odd Volvo bushing choices. <p>Who knew P6's came in 245/40 - 18's ??<p>6) Seats. MUCH better than the other EUCD V70 / XC70 seats to both my wife and I. Again, personal opinion. Neither of us are much fans of the V70 / XC70 seats. We are always feeling like we're going to slide out and that the cushion is too short. These, not so. The additional bolstering is subtle, but noticeable. The leather is softer than the standard seats, and we both liked the two tone charcoal / light gray color scheme. My wife thought they were more comfortable and supportive but wants to take the car on an hour long trip to see...she has always had issues in the XC / V 70 with the bottom cushion being too short and making her legs go numb. <p>7) The new R design wheel is nice. The HUGE Iron mark in the middle isn't nearly as bad in person. I think the "aluminum" is plastic, though. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> The perforated leather is nice, though, as is the shaping. <p>8) Interior, being pretty much the same as any other V70 / XC 70 shares those vehicles plusses and minuses. But compared to back to back driving to my 2004 V70R, getting back into the old R to go home felt slightly claustrophobic. The newer car is bigger and it makes good use of that size by being much airier. Cargo space is on par, rear seat room is improved. In addition, the rear seats have "stadium" presence vs. the P2 wagon, so even with the not so much legroom sitting behind myself (I'm 6'2" and sit way back), it's still comfy and not claustrophobic as you can see around the person in front of you. <p>9) Our 2.5 year old LOVED the two stage boosters, although he is a bit small to legally use them now and I certainly would not feel comfortable with him in them for another year at least. But they are a HUGE plus, since they allow the rear seat to be like a LIMO for kids (sitting up means that they have MONGO legroom). There is NO WAY he could kick the seat. <p>Overall, I liked the car. With a T6 AWD powertrain it would be exactly what I want in a vehicle. Stylish, unique, practical, reasonably sporty (I don't need an RS6 Avant), etc. For me with the FWD and no turbo, I'd really have to think about it. And I'd definitely wait for the DI engine as I said before. BTW, EPA ratings were 22 / 27 even with the non-DI engine. DI should change or increase that while adding at least 20 HP.. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><BR><BR>
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Re: 2010 V70 R Designs @ DARCARS, Rockville MD (Needsdecaf)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Who knew P6's came in 245/40 - 18's ??</TD></TR></TABLE><p>S80 buyers who also had the Rossos replaced in lieu of the P6's (late 2008 IIRC).
 

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Re: 2010 V70 R Designs @ DARCARS, Rockville MD (MagoonR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MagoonR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>S80 buyers who also had the Rossos replaced in lieu of the P6's (late 2008 IIRC).</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Go with a PZero Nero A/S, much better.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Go with a PZero Nero A/S, much better. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Talk to Volvo. There the ones that dropped the Rossos for the P6 as OEM.
 

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Re: 2010 V70 R Designs @ DARCARS, Rockville MD (MagoonR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MagoonR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Talk to Volvo. There the ones that dropped the Rossos for the P6 as OEM.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not on this car. It comes standard with PZero Rossos. The disclaimer window sticker was on both cars ( it's the blue sticker in the rear passenger window in the pics above), but it had A/S tires. These were dealer installed.
 

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Re: 2010 V70 R Designs @ DARCARS, Rockville MD (Needsdecaf)

By the way, this car is MUCH bigger than the P2 wagon! Length, width, height. Especially length!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Not on this car. It comes standard with PZero Rossos. The disclaimer window sticker was on both cars ( it's the blue sticker in the rear passenger window in the pics above), but it had A/S tires. These were dealer installed. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Summer tires on the 3.2 R Design makes me laugh. Once again, Volvo.....what are you thinking (or trying to pull on the customer)?<p>BTW, what was the MSRP?
 

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Re: 2010 V70 R Designs @ DARCARS, Rockville MD (MagoonR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MagoonR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Summer tires on the 3.2 R Design makes me laugh. Once again, Volvo.....what are you thinking (or trying to pull on the customer)?<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>This car appears (I reserve judgment until I drive on the tires that it came with) to have the starch in the suspension which dictates these kind of tires. <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MagoonR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>BTW, what was the MSRP?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>$40k even, with climate and convenience (R design essentially has all the goodies in premium). <p>
 

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Re: 2010 V70 R Designs @ DARCARS, Rockville MD (Needsdecaf)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>My wife actually LOVED the Passion Red. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br><i>Modified by Needsdecaf at 3:47 PM 8-2-2009</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Shes got good taste <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Pics of my R-design<p><IMG SRC="http://www1.garaget.org/archive/100/99517/110533/110533-1372272.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www1.garaget.org/archive/100/99517/110533/110533-1372261.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www1.garaget.org/archive/100/99517/110533/110533-1372249.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www1.garaget.org/archive/100/99517/110533/110533-1372269.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Have done 31500 km(19573 miles) since september. Now im waiting for polestar to offer tuning chip for the 2.5t engine. <p>
 

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<IMG SRC="http://www1.garaget.org/archive/100/99517/110533/110533-1372272.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Black roof rails look MUCH better.
 

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Re: 2010 V70 R Designs @ DARCARS, Rockville MD (MagoonR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MagoonR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Black roof rails look MUCH better.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not as good as NO roof rails. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MagoonR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><IMG SRC="http://www1.garaget.org/archive/100/99517/110533/110533-1372272.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Black roof rails look MUCH better.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I like the roof rails either way. The way Volvo made them a factory option is silly (unless this has changed in the last 9 months).
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MagoonR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>BTW, <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> to the red one. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah, NO argument from me, but my love for red Volvo wagons is well known. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> I've gotta have the roof rails as well.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>6) Seats. MUCH better than the other EUCD V70 / XC70 seats to both my wife and I. Again, personal opinion. Neither of us are much fans of the V70 / XC70 seats. We are always feeling like we're going to slide out and that the cushion is too short. These, not so. The additional bolstering is subtle, but noticeable. The leather is softer than the standard seats, and we both liked the two tone charcoal / light gray color scheme. My wife thought they were more comfortable and supportive but wants to take the car on an hour long trip to see...she has always had issues in the XC / V 70 with the bottom cushion being too short and making her legs go numb. <p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'm the exact opposite, I prefer the regular EUCD seats. But then again, I'm a BIG boy with an arse to match. The bottom seat cushion where my butt goes has just barely enough room for me on the V70 R Design. Its a LOVELY car otherwise, and I am going to HAVE to get used to the R Design seats if the regular V70 no longer has a red....
 
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