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Hello all. I'm almost ready to pull the trigger, I just want to hear opinions from all sides.<p>I'll try and outline my goals and maybe you fine people can help me out.<p>*I live not to far from VIR (virginia international raceway) and am looking to take my potential new wagon out and run her through the paces.<p>I'm not too sure how an awd volvo would do in this situation. <p>I'm not looking for dominance, just want to have fun.<p>*I also autocross, once again , i'm not sure how the volvo awd will feel about my hobbies.<br>After doing some reading it seems like the '98 V70r's are the best choice being that they don't have that ETM issue and the trans doesn't cost an arm and a leg for replacement (ah la 2000).<p>In regards to that I read that there was a 10yr 200k recall on the ETm so if it has been fixed should I maybe look for a 99?<p><br>I'm in unfamiliar territory so I'm looking for e-confirmation from those who have been doing this much longer than I.<p>Thanks
 

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Re: Looking to buy '98 or '99 V70r. Want yalls .02 (Royalty)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Royalty</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>*I live not to far from VIR (virginia international raceway) and am looking to take my potential new wagon out and run her through the paces.<p><B>THESE ARE NOT RACE WAGONS, YOU WILL BE VERY DISAPPOINTED. IN FACT<br>WITH VIR BEING AS FAST AS IT IS, YOU MAY JUST KILL YOURSELF</B><p>I'm not too sure how an awd volvo would do in this situation. <p><B>POORLY</B><p>*I also autocross, once again , i'm not sure how the volvo awd will feel about my hobbies.<br><B><br>GO TO <A HREF="http://WWW.V70R.COM" TARGET="_blank">http://WWW.V70R.COM</A>, FIND "BEAN", HE JUST AUTOCROSSED HIS AND WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED GETTING BEATEN!</B><p>After doing some reading it seems like the '98 V70r's are the best choice being that they don't have that ETM issue and the trans doesn't cost an arm and a leg for replacement (a la 2000).<p><B>WHILE THEY DON'T HAVE THE (OVERBLOWN) ETM ISSUE, TRANNIES COST ABOUT THE SAME, MAYBE $500 LESS FOR A 4 SPEED. 2000'S HAVE A LOT MORE HP!</B><p>In regards to that I read that there was a 10yr 200k recall on the ETm so if it has been fixed should I maybe look for a 99?<p><B>RUN THE VIN AT A DEALER THEY WILL TELL YOU IF IT'S BEEN REPLACED. YOU CAN ALSO LOOK FOR THE YELLOW TAG ON TOP OF THE ETM, YELLOW MEANS NEW.<br>THE RECALL IS FOR ALL 99's THRU 2001's</B><p><br></TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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Re: Looking to buy '98 or '99 V70r. Want yalls .02 (Royalty)

If you plan to track it, pickup a '04-07 V70R 6MT. The manual trans is the way to go if you plan to autocross/track it. The older ones with the auto trans are not good track cars. <p>
 

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Re: Looking to buy '98 or '99 V70r. Want yalls .02 (Royalty)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Royalty</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hello all. I'm almost ready to pull the trigger...<br>*I live not to far from VIR (virginia international raceway) and am looking to take my potential new wagon out and run her through the paces...<p><B>I'm in unfamiliar territory</B> so I'm looking for e-confirmation from those who have been doing this much longer than I...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hope you have a money tree.<p>Just with every day driving, mt & repairs can add up...quickly.<p>"Unfamiliar territory", indeed.<p>
 

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I have a 99V70R for sale if your intrested and around 4hrs away <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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