After my 300K+ '98 V70T5 was written off this summer I was forced to look for a new ride. I had fond memories of the power and handling of the T5, and unfortunately was unable to find a 2.5T that was in good enough shape, so I bought an '08 XC3.2 with 45,000K on it. Clean, ran like a top, but felt like a bus. Power but no pickup (torque), good steering, but not super responsive. Much sighing was done at home. This week up comes an '06 XC70 2.5T with only 68,000K in beauty shape, cleared my mechanic well. After a thorough day long and evening test drive I found the pickup of the 2.5T to be awesome, with nimble handling. Good interior, not overly plush. Unfortunately along came the old issues of road noise and even with the 4-C Chassis set to 'Comfort', did feel the bumps and jars in the road quite clearly. The engine had the apparently usual growl of a 2.5T (my old T5 was actually quite quiet until it became elderly). Then I took it back to the dealership and drove home in the XC 3.2. Definitely quieter, road noise down by 90%, and imperfections in the road were felt, but substantially dampened by a good 60% (in Advanced mode). Cushier interior, even better padded seating than the 2.5T. Steering was still a bit less responsive than the 2.5T, and there was no instant pickup unless you were in just the right rev. spot with the engine, but there was enough power to get around in the city, although on long climbs uphill you do need to keep steady pressure on the gas pedal and urge it on. Conclusion - I am keeping the 3.2, and unfortunately, there are no 3.2 T6's available used up here that I could gravitate to. If I could marry the 2 aspects, ... torque and handling with the more sheltered ride and revamped seating of the '08 and it's associated perks, it would be a perfect car.