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Hi!<p>I'd like to buy a Volvo stationwagon, with future children in mind, and winter-driving and moving big things about as a current concern. What I don't know is whether I should get a 2007 V50 - I can get that for about 200.000 NOK, with about 70.000km on the clock. Or whether I should get a 2003/4 V70 with about 90.000km on the clock. Obviously the V50 seems to fit my immediate needs quite well, but I'm concerned it's not going to be big enough in the end. Plus the V70 seems to have much more comfortable front seating.<p>But the V50 fits my age better? I'm 22. Surely it would be strange to buy a V70 at my age? Not so much to get the V50? Are repairs/other costs going to be more expensive on the V70 or is it much of a muchness between the two?<p>Any thoughts welcomed!
 

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Re: help deciding what's right V50 vs v70 (dance)

If the V50 suits you and you can fit all you need in it, buy it.<br>It is a way more reliable vehicle than a V70, it handles better and generally made better.<br>(Ford Focus/Mazda platform)
 

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Re: help deciding what's right V50 vs v70 (JRL)

Am I just lucky or what? I've had 4 V70s since 1998 and NEVER had major issues. For that matter, I've had 3 or 4 S/E145/245s since 1973 and never had major issues. Always well maintained. I've always liked the versatility of Volvo wagons as opposed to sedans.<br>Not really familiar with the new V50s but, have never been a fan of ford
 

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Re: help deciding what's right V50 vs v70 (stage4survivor)

The V70 is much better at hauling than the V50. If you see kids in the near future (shotgun wedding perhaps) than I would go with the V70.<p>Don't worry about age and buying a V70. I had a '86 765 Turbo when I was 19, and sure I got crap from my buddies. However there was a reason why my ride was called the shag'n wag'n <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: help deciding what's right V50 vs v70 (850arrrsaylikepirate)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>850arrrsaylikepirate</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The V70 is much better at hauling than the V50. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>+1. While V50 may meet your immediate needs, V70 is better long term, so depends how long you want to keep it. If it has been well maintained, no problems. All the doom and gloom on the 2001 V70XC, I have not seen. My '94 855 Turbo, still solid. Of course I maintain my cars well.
 

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Re: help deciding what's right V50 vs v70 (stage4survivor)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stage4survivor</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Am I just lucky or what? I've had 4 V70s since 1998 and NEVER had major issues. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Same here...MY08 V70 R for a short period (8 months and 16,000 miles) and long term MY01 V70 T5; been enjoying it since March 2001 and have 113,500 miles on the clock with nothing major ever taking place.
 

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Re: help deciding what's right V50 vs v70 (GrecianVolvo)

08 V70R? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Mind letting us in on the secret! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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