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I know it's not scientific but I went to a good and quite road and took my 2.4T with a full tank of gas, and no pax, just my 190lbs (90 Kilo's or so) and ran it three times to 60, 0-60 test, two with automatic and one with GT shift.<P>Conditions were 90 degrees F, about 32 C, and low wind, 1000' (330m) elevation.. minimal road grade.<P>0-60 (1) ..... 8.1 sec<BR>0-60 (2) ......7.8 sec <-----not bad at all<BR>0-60 (GT)....8.3 sec<P>not bad for 200hp and 3500lbs of car.<P><BR>Post your T5, 2.4T and 2.4 times, but don't get a speeding ticket!!!!<P><BR>
 

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My father has a V70 2.4T and it was even for 0-60 with my previous car which was a 7.8. Your results seem good to me.<P>JF
 

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7.8 seconds? Why did I buy a T5? Perhaps you should invest in a "G-Tech" and try it again.<p>[This message has been edited by Bruce (edited 11-16-2001).]
 

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What's a G-tech? And yes, the T5 is only about 1 second faster, not that impressive for the 50 more horse power if you ask me. I guess it does top out a close to 150mph however which is significant if you want to kill your self.<BR><P>
 

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Impressive times but are they accurate? If you are going off your speedometer, which if it is like mine reads 6% high, the time to reach an actual 60 would likely take a second or more longer. Perhaps you can calibrate your speedo or try again using 0-64 mph!
 

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I might recalibrate my spedo if I had reason to think it was off, nut on my street they set up a courtesy radar to prevent people from speeding and at 45 miles per hr on my spedo, it reads 45 mph on the radar. Good enough for me.<BR><P>
 

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V70SAM,<P>Check out <A HREF="http://www.gtechpro.com." TARGET=_blank>www.gtechpro.com.</A> A "G-Tech" is an electronic accelerometer. Just plug it into the 12V power supply in the car, push the "Start" button, stomp on the gas and it will measure 0-60 MPH with +/- 0.1 second accuracy (or so they claim). I hear that several car magazines are using them in place of a 5th wheel for performance testing. Measures lateral G's and rear wheel HP too. Personally, I got other things to spend my money on (food & beer), but it would be great if someone else would get one and run a real world 2.4T vs. T5 comparison.<p>[This message has been edited by Bruce (edited 11-23-2001).]
 

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Check this out:<P><B><A HREF="http://www.mpt.org/motorweek/reviews/rt1935.shtml" TARGET=_blank>MotorWeek Road Test, Volvo V70 T5</A></B><P>They got the Geartronic V70 T5 to do 0-60 mph in only 6.2 seconds and the 1/4 mile in only 14.8 seconds. Pretty damn fast for a wagon.<P>-Drew
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by InDy:<BR><B>Check this out:<P>They got the Geartronic V70 T5 to do 0-60 mph in only 6.2 seconds and the 1/4 mile in only 14.8 seconds. Pretty damn fast for a wagon.<P>-Drew</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>That's pretty damn fast for an auto tranny wagon~!<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by InDy:<BR><B>Check this out:<P><A HREF="http://www.mpt.org/motorweek/reviews/rt1935.shtml" TARGET=_blank>MotorWeek Road Test, Volvo V70 T5</A><P>They got the Geartronic V70 T5 to do 0-60 mph in only 6.2 seconds and the 1/4 mile in only 14.8 seconds. Pretty damn fast for a wagon.<P>-Drew</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>Unfortunately, they had this to say too:<BR>"And for the little ones, Volvo offers the world's first rear facing child safety seat with ISOFIX attachment points."<P>Makes me wonder about the accuracy of the rest of the info...<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by darell:<BR><B><BR>Makes me wonder about the accuracy of the rest of the info...<BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>They got the new manual '02 Nissan Altima 3.5SE to do 0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds. Yes, that is damn fast for a family sedan. I have heard somewhere that they actually use some sort of 'G-Tech' like device, so their accuracy could be off. Notice in the picture, no standard 5th wheel.<P> <IMG SRC="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=190061&a=13841505&p=54943569&Sequence=0"> <P>-Drew
 

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Could just be the orientation of the camera, but it looks as if the "test track" has a little down-hill grade to it.
 

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0-60 times are going down and down in general. Now Suburu has a $24,000 car that does it in 5.8, those used to be exclusive Porsche and Corvette numbers only 10 years ago. I guess soon, we'll be complaining about the slowness of 0-60 in 6 seconds on a 2005 T5 or something.<P>Sam<BR>
 

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Has anyone ever actually taken their cars to the track and tested the 1/4 mile ET and MPH? I don't really trust G-Tech measurements.<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by jesse850GLT:<BR><B>Hey guys I found this site I hope it helps!!<P> <A HREF="http://www.car-stats.com/" TARGET=_blank>http://www.car-stats.com/</A> <P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Thanks, Lots of Help<BR>
 

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0-60 times are going down and down in general. Now Suburu has a $24,000 car that does it in 5.8, those used to be exclusive Porsche and Corvette numbers only 10 years ago. I guess soon, we'll be complaining about the slowness of 0-60 in 6 seconds on a 2005 T5 or something.<P>Sam<BR>
Google pulled this thread up when I was searching for some 0-60 times. I had to resurrect the thread since the top trim of almost any vehicle can get to 60 in under 7 seconds nowadays. I mean, even a 1.8L turbo Nissan Juke SUV comes in (supposedly) at 6.8 sec. I think 2.3L is pretty small, so a 1.8T is basically a hamster sucking down a Monster energy drink.
 
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