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Hey guys <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>My name is Kian, I am 14 and I am from Singapore <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Me and my dad are contemplating whether we should get the XC70 01' or a S60T5 02'. Both are new but the supplier only has the 01' stock for the XC and 02' stock for the S60.<p>I'm from Singapore where the roads are fairly even. Not many places where we can fully utilise the AWD system on the XC. I'm pusing for the T5 but my dad prefers the XC. He thinks theres' more 'space'. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcrook.gif" BORDER="0"> Anyways, I would like to hear your opinions and HOPEFULLY we will get the T5 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Another thing, if say he chooses to get the XC, should we wait for the 03' stock to come in? I heard theres a revised AWD system of some sort. <p>Cheers! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: XC70 01' or S60T5 02' ?? (kianzzz)

Sorry, <p>I was wondering if there are any mods that could be done to the XC or T5 to increase its performance? I heard chipping is one method. Are there anymore? <p>Thanks
 

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Re: XC70 01' or S60T5 02' ?? (kianzzz)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Me and my dad are contemplating whether we should get the XC70 01' or a S60T5 02'. Both are new but the supplier only has the 01' stock for the XC and 02' stock for the S60.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Hi and welcome aboard. <p>If your dad wants space, the XC is the way to go. The S60 offers a lot less space. I love the T5 engine and the S60 is sweet but the XC is far more practical. But...2001? Come on...2003s just got introduced.<p><BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>I'm pusing for the T5 but my dad prefers the XC. He thinks theres' more 'space'. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcrook.gif" BORDER="0"> <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>He is right.<p><BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Another thing, if say he chooses to get the XC, should we wait for the 03' stock to come in? I heard theres a revised AWD system of some sort. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Most definitely. There are quite a few changes from a 2001 to a 2003 XC70.<p>Yannis
 

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Re: XC70 01' or S60T5 02' ?? (GrecianVolvo)

Mmm.. Okay.<br>I'll speak to him and discuss.<br>Btw, is it possible to increases the HP of the XC?<br>It runs a sub 9 for 0-100, would it be possible to push it down to do a sub 7 or maybe low 8?<p>Cheers
 

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Re: XC70 01' or S60T5 02' ?? (kianzzz)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Another thing, if say he chooses to get the XC, should we wait for the 03' stock to come in? I heard theres a revised AWD system of some sort.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Kian,<p>Welcome to Swedespeed. If your dad can wait, I would go for an 03' model because of Haldex AWD and you can get Bi-Xenon headlights as well, which are nice.<p>I don't think that there is a chip yet for the 03' models, but if you wait a while, I am sure eventually one will come out. Usually it is a 30-40hp increase for Volvo's.<p>-Drew
 

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Mmm.. Okay <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Another thing that the XC has is its got an integrated phone built into the dash board whereas it comes as a addon feature for the S60 (around S$3000, thats around US$1600). I really really like the T5 but my dad prefers the XC. I ran out of reasons for him to get the T5 (even showed him some of the modded ones<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmilep.gif" BORDER="0">)
 

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Re: XC70 01' or S60T5 02' ?? (kianzzz)

Well well well.<br>My dad just told me the XC will be coming this friday.<br>Which means, WE GOT THE XC <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>I'll get some pix up when it comes <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: XC70 01' or S60T5 02' ?? (kianzzz)

Congratulations! Is it a 2002 or 2003 model?<p>Yannis
 

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Yannis,<p>Sadly, its a 2001 model <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0"><br>The 2003 stock is only coming next September.<br>I heard from the dealer that they only bring in 100 or so units every year and there are still 50 plus 01' units unsold so they decided not to bring in the 02 models and just bring in the 03 models.<br>Anyways, its good that they bring in so little, makes <B>our</B> XC exclusive <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">. Anyways, I can't wait!! Haha. I miss the T5 tho <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcrook.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>psycho-,<p>Cars in Singapore are ****ing expensive. Its because its such a small country and yet everyone's so rich!! So the government decided to introduce something called "COE" Certificate of Entitlement or something.. Its like tax ontop of tax.. e.g. we need to pay road tax AND COE, which costs around US$20K (~S$36K). So, the final price was around US$122.2K (S$220K). With that price, we COULD get say, 4 units in the US? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> Well, I still can't wait to drive!! Another 4 years. Might get an RX7 (hopefully RX8 by then).<p>Volvo for Life <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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