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Hello everybody,<br>Looking for a 2000 V70 R, have lots of questions, for now:<br>- what to look for in a used V70<br>- some have adjustable suspension with three position switch, some just one (position)<br>-any experience with installing rear window screens? I'll be driving with two child seats at the back for some time.<br>Thanx,<br>Tom<br>
 

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Re: Buying V70 R - many questions (tomtak)

Tom,<p>I bought a V70R five years ago and put Volvo sun shades on the rear passenger door windows. They work OK...but sometimes move around and catch on the rubber gasket when you close the doors, and sometimes interfere with the door lock knob. <p>I'm going to remove them and have the plastic film window tinting done instead.<p>I too have the third row seat--the kids love it and there a bonus--their yelling doesn't go directly into your ear! But the sun is a real problem for kids--because they sit lower it's always right in their eyes. And with all the SUV's on the road now it would help to have some very modest tinting on the rear window too--to block headlights.<p>I'm suggesting that you think about having the side windows lightly tinted with the plastic film instead of buying the screens.<p>can't help you with the other things. i've only ever seen 2 Y2K V70Rs: one looked like my car and the other was the Cross Country version. <p>you may not get to pick and choose--they are pretty rare.<p> <IMG SRC="http://www.deepnet.org/kaizai/pete/14_12a.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Buying V70 R - many questions (tomtak)

Definately have the awd system checked.(don't know how but there has to be a way) By the way, I don't think the 2000 R had the suspension level function.
 

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Re: Buying V70 R - many questions (tomtak)

We have tint on our V70 and it nice but the sun can still come in during the morning drive to day care. We pull the cover/hood on the car seat over him to block the direct sunlight. <p><IMG SRC="http://www.icstew.com/v70r/images/Volvo-3_jpg.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>When looking at used Rs or AWD V70s, we are suppose to keep the tire tread depth equal at all four corners. So, if you see an R with two brand new front tires and worn rear tires, be sure to have a qualified tech examine the AWD system as it is sensitive. One tech told me, if you have a tire going flat or is flat, try to get stopped as quickly as possible so as not to damage the AWD system. <p>The 2000 Rs will give you most of the goodies but adjustable suspension were not standard issue. That is a Volvo option that some folks have installed after delivery. All of the Rs 98-00 are fun wagons to drive and you can get an ecu upgrade from IPD for a little more power.<p>Good luck on your search. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Buying V70 R - many questions (tomtak)

Tom,<br>We've got a '98 R for sale....<br>Check out the swedespeed classifieds: "...Looking for a good home"<br>May be able to save you some $$$.<br>Griff
 
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