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      Quote Originally Posted by ean10775 View Post
      Love the modern wood interior on the 2015 Seashell!
      Not to easy to find the perfect XC70, always something missing. If not the color its the options.


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      Quote Originally Posted by CrossingCountries View Post
      Not to easy to find the perfect XC70, always something missing. If not the color its the options.


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      I think you all over in Europe have more variables to contend with than we do in the US. All the 2015-2016 XC70s I see over here are one of two trims and tend to be fairly well equipped, so it comes down to mileage and condition.
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      Quote Originally Posted by ean10775 View Post
      I think you all over in Europe have more variables to contend with than we do in the US. All the 2015-2016 XC70s I see over here are one of two trims and tend to be fairly well equipped, so it comes down to mileage and condition.
      The dealers will order cars in for stock so spec them quite similarly. Few customers in the US will wait months for a factory build.

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      Quote Originally Posted by ean10775 View Post
      I think you all over in Europe have more variables to contend with than we do in the US. All the 2015-2016 XC70s I see over here are one of two trims and tend to be fairly well equipped, so it comes down to mileage and condition.
      I prefer the US system, easy, loaded with options so indeed the focus goes to condition and mileage. Nightmare in Europe.

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      Quote Originally Posted by mhon View Post
      The dealers will order cars in for stock so spec them quite similarly. Few customers in the US will wait months for a factory build.
      Yeah that makes sense. Though it also seems that, in the US at least, so many cars (Volvo or otherwise) don't have many a la carte options. Most things are part of a package/trim level, which defeats the purpose of a factory build since you can't customize things very much.
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      What did you do with your XC70/V70 (2008+) today?



      I realy want a new car... ??? does it make sense? Ooohhh decisions. Will these cars make it to 500.000km/310.000sm with preventive and scheduled maintenance? Why do I want something new? For the HK stereo, Leather Dash, keyless entry, ..lane departure, ACC... Sensus... on Call, illuminated Inscription on the door entry, illuminated coffee cup holders, passenger flood lights, Pedestrian detection/autobrakes, adaptive Suspension FOUR-C?

      Do I need that? I have been fine so far.



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      Ran the T6 ~1,000km over two days, mostly highway (120-140KPH and 0o to -5oC). Shell Gold 91 exclusively.

      Mileage calculated by the pump/odometer method: average 10.9l/00 or 21.6 US MPG. For comparison, I routinely ran (highway) winter ~8l/00 in my former 2.4T and about summer 8.6 in the T5M (assuming I stay off the loud pedal )

      /and, of course, the bloody car threw a CEL
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      Quote Originally Posted by Eric Green View Post
      Ran the T6 ~1,000km over two days, mostly highway (120-140KPH and 0o to -5oC). Shell Gold 91 exclusively.

      Mileage calculated by the pump/odometer method: average 10.9l/00 or 21.6 US MPG. For comparison, I routinely ran (highway) winter ~8l/00 in my former 2.4T and about summer 8.6 in the T5M (assuming I stay off the loud pedal )

      /and, of course, the bloody car threw a CEL
      Nice subject. Been driving without the skibox lately and decided to do a few eco runs with the D5MY2011... for weeks...no braking, anticipation, slowly rolling away from a green light. Mix city highways.

      Etc etc. I broke my personal record and got it down to 7.1L/100



      Cant get it any lower... did all the possible.



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      According to the computer I'm averaging 23.2 mpg on 91 or 93 octane since I got the car, but the calculation method puts it at 22.5 mpg. Pretty even mix of city and highway driving, though my 'city' driving probably has less stop and go than most.
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      Quote Originally Posted by ean10775 View Post
      According to the computer I'm averaging 23.2 mpg on 91 or 93 octane since I got the car, but the calculation method puts it at 22.5 mpg. Pretty even mix of city and highway driving, though my 'city' driving probably has less stop and go than most.


      Sounds like you have no mirrored sunglasses sheriffs hanging around your town. Like they will get you anytime.



      By the way is anybody listening to Jason Isbell at all on Swedespeed. I am covering multiple songs of him. Performing in bars etc. Will send vids if you want. Anyway, this guy is changing music and lyrics and Nashville at once. Wow. Huge fan. Check him out. He also drives the XC70.

      https://youtu.be/G8MTE7RAMnk

      Amazing lyrics...



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      Installed "Antracit/Off-black" Panel (39810536) and Blind (39870904) using both VIDA and also the "volvosweden" tutorial on YouTube (huge thanks to Yuri for another of his in-depth videos ). A bit fiddly, takes an hour or so. You'll need TORX 15 and 20 sockets and drivers, a longish, slim flat blade screwdriver- and a VOLVO "bone" tool makes things simpler. I warmed up the car interior to "hot" (it's ~ 0oC now)- I did not want to snap any plastic tabs.

      Not cheap, but I prefer a dark console. A used black leather S80 arm rest arrives this week from Erie Volvo. Job then done!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Eric Green View Post
      Installed "Antracit/Off-black" Panel (39810536) and Blind (39870904) using both VIDA and also the "volvosweden" tutorial on YouTube (huge thanks to Yuri for another of his in-depth videos ). A bit fiddly, takes an hour or so. You'll need TORX 15 and 20 sockets and drivers, a longish, slim flat blade screwdriver- and a VOLVO "bone" tool makes things simpler. I warmed up the car interior to "hot" (it's ~ 0oC now)- I did not want to snap any plastic tabs.

      Not cheap, but I prefer a dark console. A used black leather S80 arm rest arrives this week from Erie Volvo. Job then done!

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      Cant see attachments...what exactly did you do. What was the price and what video of Yuri are you referring to.


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      Quote Originally Posted by CrossingCountries View Post
      Cant see attachments...what exactly did you do. What was the price and what video of Yuri are you referring to.
      Hard to describe- you need to open the photos. >$CDN400 with my dealer discount

      Yuri is a Canadian (Russian?) guy who uploads his brilliant P3 "how to" videos:

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      Quote Originally Posted by Eric Green View Post
      Followed Yuri since “day1”... nice guy. Nice vids.


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      Quote Originally Posted by CrossingCountries View Post
      Cant see attachments...what exactly did you do. What was the price and what video of Yuri are you referring to.


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      I believe he has changed his waterfall & centre console to the black from beige?
      Would be interesting to see what the contrast looks like from stock.

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      Quote Originally Posted by mhon View Post
      I believe he has changed his waterfall & centre console to the black from beige?
      Would be interesting to see what the contrast looks like from stock.
      In 2011 the XC70 got a facelift, it got S-mode and one of the other things was a change of the waterfall with better looking “aluminum” trim. He changed to it. Same color.


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      Quote Originally Posted by CrossingCountries View Post
      He changed to it. Same color.
      Only Eric can confirm but I think he went from this:
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      And replaced the console with this along with a black cupholder cover & armrest/lid:
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      That's why I'm intrigued to see how it looks in a beige interior.

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      What did you do with your XC70/V70 (2008+) today?

      Volvo Sweden did this:




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