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Re: Why is V70R more wanted than S60R? (mister2cool)

Versatility. You're generally marketing to a group that has a family to think about and could use the extra storage space.
 

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Re: Why is V70R more wanted than S60R? (mister2cool)

For me, it was the third-row seat- although for 2006, it's only available as a dealer add-on (for 04, and 05 it was a factory option). There are lots of high performance sedans out there, but far fewer wagons- and even less with a third-row seat- actually, there's only one other, the Mercedes E Wagon.
 

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Re: Why is V70R more wanted than S60R? (mister2cool)

I wouldn't say it is more "wanted" but since it is an even more limited production than the S60R, it's tougher to find.
 

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Re: Why is V70R more wanted than S60R? (mister2cool)

I did'nt want another SUV had 4 since the first Explorer, V70R was something different, I may have looked at the S60R, but my last car was the Lincoln LS, which was a good car but I did'nt want another sedan even though the S60R was better looking. The deciding factor was that my son thought it was cool.
 

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Re: Why is V70R more wanted than S60R? (mister2cool)

Simple: There are a ton of $35-45K sport sedans on the market and very few sport wagons save the S4 Avant.<p>Those in the market for an R sedan can also look at:<p>Audi A4/S4<br>BMW 3 Series/M3<br>Caddy CTS/CTS-V<br>Chrysler 300C/SRT-8<br>Infiniti G35<br>Lexus IS<br>MB C Class/C55<p>Plus a number of other cars that others might personally deem competitive in terms of luxury, power and performance.<p>However, for those of us who seek luxury, power and performance from a wagon in that price range, only the S4 comes with enough power to be competitive with the R. A C55 would easily set you back $60K since the base price is in the mid-high $50s. And, for those willing to put some extra bucks into a wagon, MB also offers an E63 Wagon. Talk about a brute. With the E63 AMG you wouldn't just see its tail lights from your R. You'd see the 2 kids in the "way back" sticking their tongues out at you as the quickly disappeared into the ether. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>-Eric
 

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Re: Why is V70R more wanted than S60R? (Sue Esponte)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Sue Esponte</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> You'd see the 2 kids in the "way back" sticking their tongues out at you as the quickly disappeared into the ether. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> -Eric</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I saw this picture in a magazine recently. It was a picture from the rear of an AMG E-wagon doing a smoky burn-out with two grinning kids in the third-row seat looking at the camera. If I could figure out how to do a burn-out in my R, I'd try to recreate it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I love the R wagon, however, my wife had an XC70 for 3 years, great car no issues at all but I could not see out of the car! The visibility IMO is worse than horrid and this kept me from the R wagon...
 

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For me it was the ability to put skis, Kayaks, mtn bikes, road bikes in and on the V70 R. Perfect size, not small like the A4 but not huge either. I am really happy with my choice. oclv
 

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Re: Why is V70R more wanted than S60R? (mister2cool)

Well, its not more wanted. We all sell more S60R's than V70R's.<p>The V70R is more unique, there aren't that many performance wagons out there.
 

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wagon's have better weight distribution then sedans, so they turn better <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>case in point:<br>S4 Avant > S4 Sedan<p>either way I love wagons
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>cpltk2</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">wagon's have better weight distribution then sedans, so they turn better <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Both have an awful turning radius. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Why is V70R more wanted than S60R? (mister2cool)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mister2cool</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I would like to hear what you guys think.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Everyone knows it's because the wagons look way cool compared to the sedan! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>And nothing is more humiliating than being smoked by a Volvo........<p>Except being smoked by a Volvo wagon!
 

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Re: Why is V70R more wanted than S60R? (Scott Hart)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Scott Hart</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Everyone knows it's because the wagons look way cool compared to the sedan! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>And nothing is more humiliating than being smoked by a Volvo........<p>Except being smoked by a Volvo wagon!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>BWWWWAAAAAAAA!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><think MasterCard commercial><br>Volvo V70R wagon = $47,000<br>Downpipe, exhaust & ECU tune = $3,000<br>FMIC & larger turbo = $6,000<br>Beating the punk in the M3 in a 1/4 mile drag with your Volvo Wagon = PRICELESS
 

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Re: Why is V70R more wanted than S60R? (Scott Hart)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Scott Hart</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Everyone knows it's because the wagons look way cool compared to the sedan! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>And nothing is more humiliating than being smoked by a Volvo........<p>Except being smoked by a Volvo wagon!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>LOL....Scott isn't that the truth. I haven't turned loose my new V70R yet, but my 04 GT use to shock the sh!t out off people at freeway, er, autobahn speeds.<br>You could see them in the rear view mirror saying WTF????? That was a Volvo?<br>Jim
 

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Re: Why is V70R more wanted than S60R? (Scott Hart)

When I bought my 240 sedan I really wanted the wagon, but couldn't find one.<p>When I bought my S70 sedan I wanted a wagon but couldn't find the one I wanted.<p>When I bought my S60 I would have preferred a wagon but couldn't find one with a MT.<p>I only occasionally have need of a wagon (road trips/camping) but I've always thought Volvo wagons are <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Wagons are a hot commodity up here in the NW.
 

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Re: Why is V70R more wanted than S60R? (VolvoMax)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>VolvoMax</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Well, its not more wanted. We all sell more S60R's than V70R's.<p>The V70R is more unique, there aren't that many performance wagons out there.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Well gee, they make 5 to 1 S60's over V70's
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bschurr</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p><think MasterCard commercial><br>Volvo V70R wagon = $47,000<br>Downpipe, exhaust & ECU tune = $3,000<br>FMIC & larger turbo = $6,000<br>Beating the punk in the M3 in a 1/4 mile drag with your Volvo Wagon = PRICELESS</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"><p>There's also the fact that it truly stands out among other cars....my train station parking lot is FULL of A4's, X5's, XC70's, 3 series, Mini's, 9-3's, CLK's, the occasional M3 or S4, etc, etc, all of which just blend in together in a sea of bland colors....kinda like most stretches of road around here....then, there's my red R...it sticks out in the lot like nothing else. About the only car in the lot that's got me beat is a gorgeous CTS-V in black...stunning looker. But the R makes me smile every time i walk up to her. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> Not that I'm biased or anything. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>There is truth to this statement
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>oclv</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">For me it was the ability to put skis, Kayaks, mtn bikes, road bikes in and on the V70 R. Perfect size, not small like the A4 but not huge either. I am really happy with my choice. oclv</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Yeah I hear you. I love the V also... but the above is why I also have an XC90 V8 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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