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      2004 V70R, what parts from newer models make good upgrades?

      I already know I need to replace my center console with a newer one as my '04 model is in rough shape. What other parts (cosmetic or mechanical) were upgraded through the years and are worth transplanting into my '04?

      Also, what makes an R a GT?

      thanks,
      Brandon
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      GT is the automatic. Don't remember - is yours a manual or an auto?
      GT=Geartronic (sorta-kinda manual shifting [NOT]).
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      Ah gotcha. Yeah, mine is an automatic. As someone who has almost always owned manual transmission cars, I can't stand the fake manual things and never use it.

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      Center console/armrest is the best upgrade for the interior

      For the exterior...05+ jeweled tail lights, rear bumper, painted door/fender/front bumper trims and lower side moldings.
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      This:
      Quote Originally Posted by BlkT5 View Post
      Center console/armrest is the best upgrade for the interior
      For the exterior...05+ jeweled tail lights
      However, I do like the 04 (the largest number produced) with its telltale black moldings and different rear bumper, if complete on rear with the little exhaust surround, and kept clean and black.
      Quote Originally Posted by BlkT5 View Post
      rear bumper, painted door/fender/front bumper trims and lower side moldings.
      In addition, the 05+ power steering reservoir is a better, non-leaking design.
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