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#11
russ

Posted 25 November 2004 - 05:37 PM

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thanks for the comments

can i surmise that you guys feel that the extra RM30K for the V70 is not
worth the while.


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glock19

Posted 25 November 2004 - 06:42 PM

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Russ,
The price drop of the 850-T5 has more or less saturated whereas the V70
prices will keep falling still, so tendency of losing more is forseeable.
The dashboard rattles can be caused by broken clips during unprofessional
air-cond repair/service, can also happen to the V70 if not careful.

Tweaking of the absorbers to provide softer ride is my next project,
nothing is impossible and like most guys here said, 30k is a lot of
money, can get you a good holiday and car repaired.

Anyway, don't rush but again how many are there in the market which is
for sale ?

#13
concept

Posted 25 November 2004 - 06:49 PM

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i think on the exterior, why the v70 tends to look "softer" than the 850
is because the trimming around the car is the same color as the body
unlike the 850 where the strips are grey. makes the the v70 look very
plain, IMHO.

engine on the v70 puts out 250hp while the 850 is 225. the v70 also does
not have the boost meter on the dash unlike the 850.

personally still prefer the 850 though Big Smile


#14
hohgch

Posted 25 November 2004 - 10:15 PM

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From popular opinion, it looks like the 850 T5 is THE car.

I like it too but fear of its age. But for its age, it still LOOKS FIERCE
especially if you see one coming from behind in your rearview mirror.
Evil

#15
discusman

Posted 26 November 2004 - 11:53 AM

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hehehehehhe i still think V70 is more tempting than 850...

but listen to the sifus..30k is loads of money and you might end up not having any
budget to do up the V70. I did some changes to mine and the hole in pocket can be
quite painful..


speaking of rear mirror and bug...the T5 is really unique.

everytime i stop traffic light, i get 3 kinds of stares
a. what car is that? waah...never see before....big but look very sporty, stylish...

b. eeh...Volvo got station wagon meh? wahh..must be good car..

c. aiyoh...look like a box...ugly (yes, got people really dont like the T5 shape)_

but what i like is when some of these people try to overtake you immediately when
the light goes green. (they have this pre-conceived idea that this must be a slow
sluggish car and it will block them). I will let them overtake me and
then.....VROOOOM..the turbo comes out and fly past them...i tell you...the shocking
look on their face is priceless....especially when you do it to a Benz or
Camry...hahahahh




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kenari1

Posted 26 November 2004 - 12:15 PM

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discussman, didn't know u had this cheeky streak in you tooThumbUp

...i always do it to bmw's though....Evil

#17
marlin

Posted 26 November 2004 - 12:26 PM

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wah! wah!wah!

i know kenari1 is naughty, just like me, but

discussman? ehemmmmmmm...........look what the T5 makes
u.......kakakakkakakakakakakakakakakakakaka

fly by

#18
cap48

Posted 26 November 2004 - 06:37 PM

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Don't awaken the devil in a T5 driver/owner!!Evil

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Wookie

Posted 26 November 2004 - 11:38 PM

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Don't fly out of control wo bros....just saw a V70 with a damaged left
from mudguard. Maybe from one of the regulars here? :p


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glock19

Posted 27 November 2004 - 12:27 AM

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Seems like the old timers are back at the keyboard again....
good night for me or good morning from me..