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I am looking at purchasing the 2002 V70 AWD but need some answers if anybody can help. First, does the new V70 AWD have the same mechanical system as the XC or the Haldex system in the S60? Which system is better in terms of reliability? Second, my dealer states that Volvo does not recommend putting on 17" wheels on the AWD due to the road conditions in Montreal and AWD system. Has anybody heard this before?<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Montreal:<BR><B>I am looking at purchasing the 2002 V70 AWD but need some answers if anybody can help. First, does the new V70 AWD have the same mechanical system as the XC or the Haldex system in the S60? Which system is better in terms of reliability? Second, my dealer states that Volvo does not recommend putting on 17" wheels on the AWD due to the road conditions in Montreal and AWD system. Has anybody heard this before?<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I'm awaiting delivery of a V70 T5 from Uptown Volvo. I'm getting the 17" wheels on my car and was not told of any issues, except the usual troubles of low profile tires and pot holes...<P>From my research of Volvos in general, I believe the V70 AWD's ordered now come with the Haldex system, but I'm not sure. As a note, the V70 AWD that is shown in the V70 brochure is shown with 17" alloys. Seems strange if you're not supposed to mix that and the AWD???<P>Hope this helps.<BR>
 

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I am also thinking about purchasing my vehicle from Uptown and the sales guy said that the Volvo will not cover any damages to 17" wheels if installed on the AWD. He claimes that Volvo had too many warranty problems in the past with these wheels. He also claims that the brochure is incorrect and only applies to US models. I am going to speak to other dealers.<P>Do you know when the Haldex system will be available on the V70? The sales guy did not mention it to me at all.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by nyerinmontreal:<BR><B> I'm awaiting delivery of a V70 T5 from Uptown Volvo. I'm getting the 17" wheels on my car and was not told of any issues, except the usual troubles of low profile tires and pot holes...<P>From my research of Volvos in general, I believe the V70 AWD's ordered now come with the Haldex system, but I'm not sure. As a note, the V70 AWD that is shown in the V70 brochure is shown with 17" alloys. Seems strange if you're not supposed to mix that and the AWD???<P>Hope this helps.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>
 

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The V70 2.4T AWD and V70 XC will switch over to the Haldex AWD system in week 35 of production from what I have heard. I hope this helps!<P>-Drew
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Montreal:<BR><B>I am also thinking about purchasing my vehicle from Uptown and the sales guy said that the Volvo will not cover any damages to 17" wheels if installed on the AWD. He claimes that Volvo had too many warranty problems in the past with these wheels. He also claims that the brochure is incorrect and only applies to US models. I am going to speak to other dealers.<P>Do you know when the Haldex system will be available on the V70? The sales guy did not mention it to me at all.<P> </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>This is absolute BS, that Volvo will not cover damages if equipped with 17" wheels. If they were foolish enough to even suggest something like that you just slap them with a nice heavy lawsuit and that idiotic rep/retailer who told you a nonsense like that would definitely be in a heap of trouble. You are not installing aftermarket 17" alloys (not that would matter anyway) but <B><I>their own 17" alloys</I></B>. Whoever is telling you this nonsense has a personal thing against such setup. Idiots!<P>Yannis<P><BR>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by InDy:<BR><B>The V70 2.4T AWD and V70 XC will switch over to the Haldex AWD system in week 35 of production from what I have heard. I hope this helps!<P>-Drew</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Great...so, end of August? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/frown.gif"> Now, if I start saving and <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"> tart pimpin'...I might have enough to pay for the down payment.<BR>
 
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