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i'm in the market for a used volvo, new car for me. <p>i don't know much about the different models. i was looking into the R but insurance is way too high for me on that car. <p>what model is the most wanted other than the R.? <p>damn i'm loving volvo more and more. i am currently using a 1994 850 and it has close to 300,000 miles on it and it's running very nice.
 

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Re: looking for new car, but which model? (mustangsv0)

1998 S70 T5 speed (It IS very rare) or any 5 speed T5<br>Happen to have an excellent one for sale, see classifieds!<br>JRL
 

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Re: looking for new car, but which model? (mustangsv0)

hmm.... the most wanted model after the R ?.... <p>that would be the S60 T5 but i'm biased <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>seriously, i would consider a S60 T5 manual. <br>the new 2.4 liter S60T5 if you can. <br>if not, the older 2.3 liter ( 2001 - 2005 ) will do just fine. <p><br>
 

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Re: looking for new car, but which model? (Serdar-S60T5)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Serdar-S60T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">hmm.... the most wanted model after the R ?.... <br>that would be the S60 T5 but i'm biased <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> seriously, i would consider a S60 T5 manual. the new 2.4 liter S60T5 if you can. if not, the older 2.3 liter ( 2001 - 2005 ) will do just fine. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I have a 2005 T5 and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! It is an excellent vehicle and I haven't had any major complaints thus far. I had to have the steering module replaced due to some faulty relays, but other than that it runs like a champ. Good mileage and lots of power, plus it has a very understated style that gets noticed without giving off too much of an attitude vibe...like a BMW et al. The T5 is simple and elegant. Not too complicated like the R.
 

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Re: looking for new car, but which model? (Serdar-S60T5)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Serdar-S60T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>if not, the older 2.3 liter ( 2001 - 2005 ) will do just fine. <br> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>The 2.3L is 2001-2004. The new 2.4L is 2005+.
 

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Re: looking for new car, but which model? (Warpedcow)

oh yes, my bad...<br>2001-2004 2.3L T5 (247bhp) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>2005-2006 2.4L T5 (257bhp) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>thnx.
 

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Re: looking for new car, but which model? (Serdar-S60T5)

i went from a t5 to an R and my insurance went up 150 bucks for the year. i dont consider that bad since im still 1 year away from the golden age of 25, where my insurance rates should drop
 

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Re: looking for new car, but which model? (phuz)

When my wife got her R the insurance dropped $200 a year and she is 26 and had 2 tickets in the last 3 years. Of course she went from a hyundai santa fe so maybe that has something to do with it.<p>As far as what car to get. I would go with the one JRL has for sale.
 

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Re: looking for new car, but which model? (mustangsv0)

I bought the 2.4T but I was looking for this SPECIFIC colour and I couldn't find it in a T5.<p>Another reason why I bought the 2.4T is that the insures is cheap compared to the T5. I then tuned it so it performs like a T5 but the insurance is still cheap... not sure if it's legal but it works right now.<p>Get the T5 for power but find what color you want. that's what did it for me. I'm the only one in Victoria with this car and I get looks... call me an "attention wh*re" but hey... people liek my car and it's still fast wtih BSR.<p>Get the T5. I'm actually looking to get a T5 because I want more power... Sapphire Black this time. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Last advice: I hate payments on things, I like paying cash so find your budget, 2.4Ts are cheaper. find a car that matches your budget and wait for a good deal. It took me 9 months to find my car for the price I was willing to pay.
 

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If you want a SERIOUSLY nice and rare ride<p><A HREF="http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/2005-V70-T5-M-Sr-For-Sale-t53336.html" TARGET="_blank">http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum....html</A><p>6spd and all.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>shagginwagon</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">If you want a SERIOUSLY nice and rare ride<p><A HREF="http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/2005-V70-T5-M-Sr-For-Sale-t53336.html" TARGET="_blank">http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum....html</A><p>6spd and all.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>If you are in the 30K market, that would be a GREAT wagon to own. <br>Rare as can be, (obviously)!
 

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Here is my rank in most desirable...<p>1. R (of course)<p>2. 2.5t AWD (has the potential of putting out as much power as the R, so does the T5, but i'll take AWD for that much power thank you.)<p>3. T5 (the most punch other than an R, easy to find in manual, im yet to see an AWD manual for sale on the net)<p>4. 2.4t/2.5t (more power than a 2.4 na?)<p>5. 2.4 na (aaaaaaaaah yes, the one I own)
 

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The problem with the R and awd is that once you start to put some serious power to the wheels, you're putting much more stress on the angle gear, a part that has failed under normal driving and stock power specs. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>I'm pretty sure (99%) that you can get an awd in sweden with manual. Would that mean you can get an OSD with a manual option? That would be pretty sick.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Heimpel</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">2. 2.5t AWD (has the potential of putting out as much power as the R, so does the T5, but i'll take AWD for that much power thank you.)<p>3. T5 (the most punch other than an R, easy to find in manual, <B>im yet to see an AWD manual for sale on the net</B>)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That's because the only AWD manuals are R's.
 

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<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">That's because the only AWD manuals are R's.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>... in the US market. There are plenty of 2.5T AWDs with manuals in Sweden. Heck, even the XC70 2.5T comes with a manual in Sweden.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>shagginwagon</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">So could anyone just do an overseas delivery with a manual xc70?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Nope. They are not certified in the US.
 

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You can only get the models via osd that you can buy at your local dealer. There is some flexibility on option packages, but not drivetrains.<p>In answer to the original poster, it really depends on you budget and what you need the car for.
 
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