Hey would ya look at that, I bought another car! After driving my beater 06 XC70 for a year and a half, I have decided to funnel my money into a better daily driver. Something with technology, safety features, a great stereo, and more. This means my XC70 and Flash Green V70R are going to be hitting the market soon. I make trips to Vermont semi-regularly, and have just started a new job, so the amenities are going to be greatly appreciated.
This isn't my first foray into the P3 chassis, I had a Rebel Blue 2013 S60 R-Design a few years ago. I never fell in love with the 6 speed transmission and transverse 6 cylinder in that car, and I have had the previous two weekends to drive this new V60 and I can already tell that I like it a lot more! The supercharger gives it some nice throttle response at the low end, it isn't so nose-heavy, it will give me 32mpg on the highway for those long trips, and the 8 speed transmission is much smoother. Not to mention, the extra room that the V60 offers will be nice. Coming from the 2013 S60, I also add a heated steering wheel, a heated windshield, and the Volvo On-Call app. These are all super noticeable this time of year. Luckily CPO gives 1 year complimentary of VOC.
Even though I don't work at the dealership anymore, I am still close with them and knew about this incoming from the auction right from day 1. It was owned by a 60 year old realtor from CT. I got to oversee and make sure some light PDR got done, the wheels got refinished to fix a little rashing, and that it didn't go through the reconditioning facility (I can do much better than them). This also means I got a very good deal on the car all said and done, and also get an extended 10 year CPO warranty with unlimited mileage. Can you say road trip car??
Here she is:
I've already gotten started on some modifications, I will update soon!