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My '04 V70R was my first Volvo. I bought it because it was a wagon, all wheel drive, manual, and 300 hp. Not because it was safe, or Sweedish, or a Volvo. I have 80,000 miles and my warranty goes to 100,000. I would like to replace it before the warranty runs out. I am also thinking I don't want to get the first year of a new car again, leaning more towards getting the second year to let them get the bugs out. That said, we think we know the new V70 will be here in MY08. This will more than likely have the new 6 cylinder. When do you think the next R will be here? Also, considering the mindset of Volvo right now do you think there will even be another R? olcv<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by oclv at 2:29 AM 8-14-2006</i>
 

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Re: Best guess at next R (JRL)

I think this will spawn a HCC then a production model before we see a new R...<p><A HREF="http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7004080406" TARGET="_blank">http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7004080406</A>
 

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Re: Best guess at next R (JimLill)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JimLill</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I think this will spawn a HCC then a production model before we see a new R...<p><A HREF="http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7004080406" TARGET="_blank">http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7004080406</A></TD></TR></TABLE><p>interesting, though I kind of wish they could just buy somebody else's proven hybrid technology off the shelf...it would be quicker into production, and almost certainly would work more reliably (that is, if the R is a good predictor of what happens when Volvo tries to push the tech envelope)
 

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Re: Best guess at next R (kenschel)

Sorry, I meant to write that the new version of the V70 will be here in <br>MY 2008. My finger threw the "R" in there out of habit. I have edited and it should make more sense now. Oclv
 

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Re: Best guess at next R (oclv)

Probably 2010 at best <B>IF</B> there ever is another R wagon
 

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Re: Best guess at next R (JRL)

I read in M/T that there might be a S80 that will be a 6 cyclinder turbo, that would probably be the new "R". I hope not it's too big IMO obviously;however, that 6cyclinder turbo in a smaller AWD Volvo with the seats from my "R" would be the hot setup and could be very competitive with an IPD setup. <p><br><i>Modified by cloaked at 7:57 PM 8-13-2006</i><BR><BR>
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Re: Best guess at next R (oclv)

Trying to plan your car-purchasing decisions on what you think may happen (with any car company) will drive you nuts. Nothing is for sure until the cars are on the dealer's lots. The best thing to do is decide when you want to replace your car, then look at what's available at that time. My best guess (since you asked) is that the next VR is going to be at least three years away, and I would also guess it will not have a real manual transmission available when and if it does arrive. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Best guess at next R (Dashdog)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Dashdog</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Trying to plan your car-purchasing decisions on what you think may happen (with any car company) will drive you nuts.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Exactly. Peugeot was supposed to return in 1999 or 2000 (can't remember) and I'm still waiting with no sign of any return to the US. Alfa also made big announcements many years ago and supposedly it will really be happening in the next year or so. We'll have to wait longer for the sedans, though, assuming they stick around this time.<p>- Tryg
 

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Re: Best guess at next R (Dashdog)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Dashdog</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I would also guess it will not have a real manual transmission available when and if it does arrive.( </TD></TR></TABLE><p>My guess is the V8 and no clutch pedal. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>The M5 is two pedal, and the AMG Benzes are two pedal. I think it's pretty darn unlikely that <i>Volvo</i> will be holding up the banner for the shift-for-yourself crowd. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Best guess at next R (bill d cat)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bill d cat</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>My guess is the V8 and no clutch pedal. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>The M5 is two pedal, and the AMG Benzes are two pedal. I think it's pretty darn unlikely that <i>Volvo</i> will be holding up the banner for the shift-for-yourself crowd. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Small hope: BMW Will be sending 3 pedal M5's here because of demand. <br>
 

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Re: Best guess at next R (needsdecaf)

hybrid update<p><A HREF="http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D8JE64NG0.htm?sub=apn_auto_up&chan=au" TARGET="_blank">http://www.businessweek.com/ap...an=au</A>
 

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Re: Best guess at next R (needsdecaf)

Yes, but I heard they're actually <i>slower</i> than the 2-pedal cars! <p>(This 3-pedal thing is getting to be a lost cause!)
 

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Re: Best guess at next R (bill d cat)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bill d cat</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">My guess is the V8 and no clutch pedal. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>IF another R comes down the road (big IF IMO), I bet some type of turbo of the I6.<p><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">Small hope: BMW Will be sending 3 pedal M5's here because of demand. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Let's see....an M5 is how much more than a 550i? About $25K you say? That justifies a lot of certification costs for a limited production vehicle.<p>Whether or not a new R would have a MT would depend on if the manual was available for any other S60/V70 platform vehicle.
 

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Re: Best guess at next R (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>Let's see....an M5 is how much more than a 550i? About $25K you say? That justifies a lot of certification costs for a limited production vehicle.<p>Whether or not a new R would have a MT would depend on if the manual was available for any other S60/V70 platform vehicle. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I said SMALL hope. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> I did not specify HOW small. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Best guess at next R (oclv)

Doubtful to see another R for some time. It seems to have been more of a problem for Volvo than anything else. Too many issues, not enough market, too many discounts to seem feasible at this point.
 

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Re: Best guess at next R (cloaked)

In line 6, engine facing front wards not sideways, cross drilled (possibly slotted) rotors, lowered, twin turbo (to reduce turbo lag). SMG transmission. Ummmm.... Weight reduction, 18" Wheels standard, with 14" rotors, improved interior.
 

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Re: Best guess at next R (frogsthatmoo)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>frogsthatmoo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">In line 6, engine facing front wards not sideways, </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I guess you believe in Santa Claus too. Volvo's track record favors transverse mount for crashworthiness. I seriously doubt that it would abandon that in hopes of a few performance buyers.
 

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Re: Best guess at next R (bill d cat)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bill d cat</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">My guess is the V8 and no clutch pedal. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>All I can say is that if it sounds like this... <A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1d8ShVx43g" TARGET="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1d8ShVx43g</A> ... and has a clutch, I'm game for the next-generation R-series. I really like those guages, too. <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"> <p>On a sidenote, Copeland, you are truly a character... Your car is looking less and less like a Police Interceptor and more like something David Hasslehoff will drive if NBC ever produces a remake of Knight Rider. I must say that I am impressed, though. Kit, your date has arrived...<p><A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7QaPYXNIkc" TARGET="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7QaPYXNIkc</A><p>That's not a slam (I promise). <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>- Tryg
 

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Re: Best guess at next R (bill d cat)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bill d cat</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>My guess is the V8 and no clutch pedal. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>The M5 is two pedal, and the AMG Benzes are two pedal. I think it's pretty darn unlikely that <i>Volvo</i> will be holding up the banner for the shift-for-yourself crowd. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I suspect the sales numbers for V70Rs with the 6 speed has not been stellar, or any R for that matter, so the selection is pretty narrow.<p>Even though the M5 and AMG Mercedes are both "two pedal" cars, they certainly are different transmissions.<p>The M5 is an auto shift manual, while the AMG ZF transmission is a manually shifted automatic.<p>I have no experience with the M5 but my wife drives an MB and that ZF transmission is "best of breed" in my mind. Of course it has NA V8 muscle to make it happen.
 
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