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Hello,

Do any of your XCers have any tips for my dad's new XC? E.g. Not driving over 100mph on the first 1000km. Anything would be good.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Tips for new XC70 driver. (kianzzz)

Congrats on the new car. The XC70 is a great vehicle. It's very stable at high speeds. My suggestion to you would be to get to know your limits and your car's limits before you go doing anything too nuts.
 

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Congrats on the new car. The XC70 is a great vehicle. It's very stable at high speeds. My suggestion to you would be to get to know your limits and your car's limits before you go doing anything too nuts.
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Re: Tips for new XC70 driver. (GrecianVolvo)

I didn't check his age....he asked about driving over 100mph.

Here's a suggestion, if YOU are driving it and you are a new driver, give it a couple of years to get to know the skill before you give something like that a try.
 

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Re: Tips for new XC70 driver. (kianzzz)

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Not driving over 100mph on the first 1000km. Anything would be good.
This is usually what I suggest to people...

1.) Try not go above 125 kph for the first 1200 miles. If you are on the freeway at higher speeds, try to vary the road speed and don't spend to much time 'crusing' at one steady speed.

2.) Keep the revs below 4500 rpm, but it is good to vary engine speed during the break in period. Just drive normally, but don't overtax the engine. Changes in engine speed is more important than changes in road speed for the break-in period.

-Drew
 
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