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V70R Review

Some people on the list have bemoaned the fact that Volvo has
a 5 cyclinder turbo wagon in this country and Audi does not.
I had the chnce to sample the Volvo wagon in Utah this last week
while on vacation, and I don't think Quattro junkies should feel

While the car is beautyful to look at, in Saffron metallic paint,
and a very able ride, it was nothing to get your heart racing.
Firstly, note that it only comes to the US in an automatic form.
Secondly, with OBDII and computerized shifting, chipping up the
turbo is no easy feat, and not very wise if you could.  The ride was,
well, Volvo like.  A nice car, a pretty car, a capable car, but
anyone who has ever ridden in a 200Q with a IA phase III chip would
be woefully disapointed.  Don't dispair, your not missing too much.

paul timmerman (just back from vacation in Utah)