As my lease expires on my Audi A6, I want a Volvo. I flucuate daily between an S60 with a 2.8T (can't find a T4 with a stick), the new S80 2002.5, a V70 and a V70 XC. I am leaning towards the V70 and the XC because I have 3 kids that go to athletic events, etc. Here is the thing:<P>I go to my local Volvo dealers. They say they don't stock the V70 with anything but the base engine. To get the 2.8T, I have to go to the XC. The XC is sort of funky looking, plus I have read some not-so-great reviews of it in terms of mechanical difficulties. Maybe these are the 2001 models and the 2002 are fine.<P>So, would anyone here recommend the V70 (if I can get a T4 or a 2.8T) or the XC? I read the review by someone named Darel on vwww.vvspy.com that apparently hates his V70 T4. Any opinions would be really appreciated.<P>I love Volvo, ever since my 240. Audi was a massive disappointment.