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    1. #1
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      First Time Volvo Owner, New To The Forum

      Hello all,
      As the title says, I'm a new Volvo Owner, and I'm hoping I could get any info on things to watch out for, common issues, etc.
      I'm a stats guy as well, so if there's any numbers on engine output, nationwide Volvo population density, etc.
      Anything from what should be the most obvious to the most obscure, I'm a blank canvas in this new adventure.

      My new vehicle is a dark gray 2005 station wagon with a blue leather interior.
      It has the alphanumeric "V70" on the driver side corner of the hatch, and an italicized "RAWD" on the passenger side.

      I hope I'm not imposing, I just want to learn more about my Volvo so I know how to answer some of the questions I'm getting...

      Thanks in advance!

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      Global Moderator R-Pow3R3d's Avatar
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      Pittsburgh, PA
      Welcome! According to your description, you've got a 2005 Titanium Gray V70R with Nordkap Metallic Blue leather interior. The best source of information for you will be the "R Forum," found here:

      There's tons of information available for this beloved model.
      2004 V70R MT TiGray/Nordkap - Replica 18" Pegs - Handbrake Mod
      2007 XC90 V8 Sport Passion Red/Off-Black - Serpentine Belt, Tensioner & Idler Pulleys - Spark Plug Replacement - Y-Pipe Replacement
      1990 745 Turbo Intercooler White/Beige
      2006 & 2007 XC70
      VIDA/DICE Owner - SS Lurker Since 2009 - '06-'07 Transmission Valve Body Info - SR/VR Failing Throttle Body
      Current Non-Volvo: 2007 VTX 1800 F3, 2002 VT750DC
      Previous: 2006 S60R, 1999 F250 Powerstroke, 2005 TSX, 1997 Bonneville, 1998 Concorde

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      Thank you for your help!

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      Member Chicago_Wagon's Avatar
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      Chicago, IL
      Welcome to the forum. Just curious what drew you to purchase your new-to-you wagon. Did you have any idea about it's semi-cult status?
      Current - 2000 V70R Venetian Red Pearl
      Past - 1998 V70 XC Emerald Green Metallic
      RIP - 1987 Mazda RX-7 White/Red (first car, many speeding tickets, blown rotary engine)

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      I didn't know there was a semi cult anything with it. I honestly bought it because I like the way it looks with the wing over the hatch, and it's a wagon with a rear facing third row, I didn't know that was still an option after the 90's Taurus and the safepocalypse. The price was about 5K, and it was the cleanest V70 I found in that price range, so I thought I'd pick it up as a daily.

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