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So granted the comfort setting was great . . .forrest. After running the Saw Mill Parkway to the Taconic a few times now I was disappointed with the bump sway. I am still fresh on the m66 but the bounce ruined my confidence on the road. The switch to sport immediately brought:D the car down to manageable.

These roads are mountainous curvy,narrow and fast. Like coming down the hill from Reno on us80

I hate not owning the road and "comfort" was a trip. Since this is a new car for me should I stress the sway? Am I looking at a suspension overhaul? . . . Original parts 125k

Wondering if "comfort" is loose? My previous v70 R '98 was a lot tighter in the ass.
 

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You are driving a wagon so the handling won't be terrific, but very nice for its class. The only time I run my SR in comfort mode is when I'm driving on the highway at 65+ and the roads are fairly straight. If you want thing more tight I would get some strut bars.
 

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So granted the comfort setting was great . . .forrest. After running the Saw Mill Parkway to the Taconic a few times now I was disappointed with the bump sway. I am still fresh on the m66 but the bounce ruined my confidence on the road. The switch to sport immediately brought:D the car down to manageable.

These roads are mountainous curvy,narrow and fast. Like coming down the hill from Reno on us80

I hate not owning the road and "comfort" was a trip. Since this is a new car for me should I stress the sway? Am I looking at a suspension overhaul? . . . Original parts 125k

Wondering if "comfort" is loose? My previous v70 R '98 was a lot tighter in the ass.
"I hate not owning the road" What am I reading?
 

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even in the SR i dont find comfort to be a very confident setting in terms of handling. but this is probably why its called comfort mode, as it just floats over all the bumps. as soon as i switch to sport the car feels much tighter and goes exactly where i tell it to, with the sacrafice of a rougher ride.
 

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Comfort mode sucks, even with a well set up R wagon with springs and sways, best not to use it except on fairly smooth roads
 

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Yes, it is a joke, obviously not fitting for the Saw Mill.

The R already has a bump steer issue if not properly aligned and with the right kind of tires on it.
 

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I used comfort mode the other day when I brought my parents to the weschester airport, I took taconic to 84-684.. Ride was good on 84 but the other 2 I put it back on sport... I also run 235/45/17 much better ride then the 18s on those roads..

My mom and dad where like why does your station wagin feel like a sports car one minute and a Lincoln town car the next? I answered them technology baby technology:)

My mom and dad are old school Greeks and don't even know how to use a cell phone.. So they where like :eek: when I pushed buttons and the ride quality changed so much..

So I say if you got buttons push em, that's why you get em!
 

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Hmm I can run on the Parkway all day in comfort with out any real issue now. SR with iPd subframe inserts, upper strut braces, and iPd HD endlinks.
 

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comfort setting, where we are going , we don't need no comfort setting

There is a comfort setting? Kidding. Never used it, except when certain family members were riding with me. Generally, I am in sport or better on both the V70R and S60R
 

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Side topic, do these settings have an effect on strut durability?
 

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Solution= don't use comfort
 

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I used comfort when my wife was 2 months pregnant and would get nauseous at the slightest bump in the road. That was it really though.
 

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My 04 SR is very nice in Comfort mode; not as nice as sport but no complaint. Then again I'm getting 27.4 mpg regular driving on nice touring tires...:)
 

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Why should the V70R handle much different than the S60R? Other than the wagon feeling a little better at top speed because of the better aerodynamics, I'd expect the handling to be very similar between the two.
 

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Why should the V70R handle much different than the S60R? Other than the wagon feeling a little better at top speed because of the better aerodynamics, I'd expect the handling to be very similar between the two.
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I call shenanigans too. It shouldn't, not sure why some of these guys think otherwise. The suspension design and bushings along with drivetrain is identical between both cars. The only difference is the rear springs are of a higher spring rate, car is a tad heavier and with a slightly longer wheelbase. This doesn't really shouldn't translate to much difference.

Anyhow, this talk about comfort vs sport vs advanced. Comfort is comfort, don't expect the car to be a great handler in this mode.
 
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