Volvo XC70

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Doofus

19,549 posts

150 months

Wednesday 24th November 2021
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Jaykay495 said:
I’m noticing a bit more wind-noise than i’d like around the drivers side of the windscreen, but beyond that, very happy.
They do have massive door mirrors.

xcseventy

248 posts

53 months

Thursday 25th November 2021
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Nice spec and excellent colour. Seems quite a few XC70s on here now.


LFB531

1,186 posts

135 months

Thursday 25th November 2021
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guitarcarfanatic said:
LFB531 said:
Snap and excellent choice!

You can update sat nav via Volvo web site foc if you need to.

Just re-shod ours, Pirelli Verde M&S, £505 for the four fitted, not as scary as expected.

Good luck!
On 17's? I got a pair of the Verde all seasons for £210 fitted but appreciate huge regional variations on tyre prices for some reason!
No, they're 18's on mine. I checked with the usual suspects here down South just out of curiosity but all pretty much the same.

guitarcarfanatic

1,189 posts

112 months

Thursday 25th November 2021
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LFB531 said:
No, they're 18's on mine. I checked with the usual suspects here down South just out of curiosity but all pretty much the same.
Ah that's why, I have 17's which must be cheaper smile

surveyor

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16,649 posts

161 months

Thursday 25th November 2021
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First money spent on the car…. My car is normally a workhorse and that won’t really change. Whether walking the dog or visiting sites carpet mats don’t really cut the mustard.

Picked up some new genuine Volvo rubber matts at half price £49. I had similar on a XC60 for 3 years and 90k which came up like new with a jet wash.




Davie

4,206 posts

192 months

Thursday 25th November 2021
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Doofus said:
I have never got more than 29mpg average out of a D5, even on a 1,000+ trip.
What flavour of D5? I ask as mine is showing 38mpg over the past several thousand mixed driving miles and it'll push on towards 45mpg if it's driven in true Volvo manner on a fairly long run.

Doofus

19,549 posts

150 months

Thursday 25th November 2021
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Davie said:
Doofus said:
I have never got more than 29mpg average out of a D5, even on a 1,000+ trip.
What flavour of D5? I ask as mine is showing 38mpg over the past several thousand mixed driving miles and it'll push on towards 45mpg if it's driven in true Volvo manner on a fairly long run.
What flavours are there? Current is a D5, previous one was a D5. smile

If I stick the cruise on at 85, and do 200 motorway miles across France, I can get to 29mpg.

surveyor

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16,649 posts

161 months

Thursday 25th November 2021
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Doofus said:
Davie said:
Doofus said:
I have never got more than 29mpg average out of a D5, even on a 1,000+ trip.
What flavour of D5? I ask as mine is showing 38mpg over the past several thousand mixed driving miles and it'll push on towards 45mpg if it's driven in true Volvo manner on a fairly long run.
What flavours are there? Current is a D5, previous one was a D5. smile

If I stick the cruise on at 85, and do 200 motorway miles across France, I can get to 29mpg.
At some point there was a massive change in consumption. I think probably at the P3 facelift, although I don't often hit the heady heights of 85 nowadays! I achieved 47mpg travelling home from picking it up, mostly motorway including the M62 hills.

Davie

4,206 posts

192 months

Thursday 25th November 2021
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Doofus said:
What flavours are there? Current is a D5, previous one was a D5. smile
I think there's almost 20 variations of the D5 and that's before you get in to the grey area that are the D3/D4 variations but that depends on your definition of a "D5" engine. But in the P3, there were four options (I think) at 185bhp, 205bhp and two variations 215bhp. Then there's the gearbox options which have a big effect on MPG. And I'd probably argue that sat at 85mph isn't their most efficient pace so will skew you're results somewhat.

Doofus

19,549 posts

150 months

Friday 26th November 2021
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Davie said:
Doofus said:
What flavours are there? Current is a D5, previous one was a D5. smile
I think there's almost 20 variations of the D5 and that's before you get in to the grey area that are the D3/D4 variations but that depends on your definition of a "D5" engine. But in the P3, there were four options (I think) at 185bhp, 205bhp and two variations 215bhp. Then there's the gearbox options which have a big effect on MPG. And I'd probably argue that sat at 85mph isn't their most efficient pace so will skew you're results somewhat.
It's a D5, not D3 or D4. My current one was Polestar 'enhanced' from new. It was 205, but it's supposed to be 235 now. My previous one was a plain 205.

Any they are both 4wd, not 2wd and geartronic, which doesn't help, of course.

guitarcarfanatic

1,189 posts

112 months

Friday 26th November 2021
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Doofus said:
It's a D5, not D3 or D4. My current one was Polestar 'enhanced' from new. It was 205, but it's supposed to be 235 now. My previous one was a plain 205.

Any they are both 4wd, not 2wd and geartronic, which doesn't help, of course.
Same, we are 29-34mpg consistent for our 2010 (205bhp) awd auto.

Fuelly stats show the newer cars are a bit better (all D5's).




POIDH

330 posts

42 months

Friday 26th November 2021
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Doofus said:
It's a D5, not D3 or D4. .
  • smugly looks at his 2013 D3, £20 tax and 48mpg round the doors, 55mpg on a long run*

CTS86

197 posts

155 months

Friday 26th November 2021
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surveyor said:
I like the colour I have decided. Couple of minor issues to talk over with the car supermarket. We will see how that goes!

I love these Volvo's and from that angle the whole profile just looks "right". Lovely looking car.

I went newer with a Passat Estate last year but this and the other XC70 thread currently running, along with memories of how comfy the seats of a Swedish colleague's XC70 were, don't half make me want to chop it in for a Volvo.

Good luck with it.

surveyor

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16,649 posts

161 months

Wednesday 8th December 2021
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Something unique for me. I'm still on my first tank of fuel, including a drive back from Manchester and a return trip to Nottingham.

My work truck leaves me on 3rd Jan, so a few more miles will start to go on then. Far less than I have ever been used to though. In the meantime, it is doing odd dog runs, and the wife occasionally takes it to work when she can't be bothered to put fuel in her car...

I really like the rear lights. I was going to do the upgrade for the uppers (£10 ebay) only to find facelift has it.

I'm finding it very dark inside. I'm tempted with upgrading to the door handle recess lights.



The Bearded Tit

164 posts

9 months

Wednesday 8th December 2021
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guitarcarfanatic said:
Same, we are 29-34mpg consistent for our 2010 (205bhp) awd auto.

Fuelly stats show the newer cars are a bit better (all D5's).



Makes me a tiny bit smug that I've managed 35mpg out of my old Volvo 240 with it's brick aerodynamics and ancient 2.0 petrol engine biggrin

Always was tempted by one of the early 163bhp D5's though, someone I know got about 50-60mpg out of theirs.

Davie

4,206 posts

192 months

Wednesday 8th December 2021
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The Bearded Tit said:
Makes me a tiny bit smug that I've managed 35mpg out of my old Volvo 240 with it's brick aerodynamics and ancient 2.0 petrol engine biggrin

Always was tempted by one of the early 163bhp D5's though, someone I know got about 50-60mpg out of theirs.
The early non DPF 163bhp D5 is seen as the holy grail, more so with a manual box... and yes, 50's is doable if you're gentle but the on board computer is a compulsive liar. Strangely, as time went on, the D5 got progressively worse as far as MPG goes. That said, my P3 XC70 can do well over 40mpg if you be a bit sedate with it. Not bad for nigh on two tons of jacked up Volvo estate.

Jeffbrfly

59 posts

52 months

Sunday 12th December 2021
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Looks like a great car. I've been looking at these for a while - do you mind me asking how much you paid and what mileage your 14 plate is? the 14/15 plate cars seem to be 20K or more - seems like a lot for a 8 year old car -can't work out if its the inflated market or have they always held their value like this>?

surveyor

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16,649 posts

161 months

Sunday 12th December 2021
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It's the inflated market.

£18,495, 48k. I'm gonna have to keep it for 5 years which is 2 longer than I have ever kept a car.

Jeffbrfly

59 posts

52 months

Sunday 12th December 2021
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That seems pretty reasonable for the current ones on sale. But yes it seems still inflated. As you say if keep it long enough maybe it evens out. Did you find there was much room for haggling or were they pretty stuck to the sticker price?

surveyor

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16,649 posts

161 months

Sunday 12th December 2021
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Pretty good price at the moment and from a car supermarket. No haggle room.