(SemiAC) Audi vs. Volvo

thejimrose thejimrose at gmail.com
Thu Feb 7 14:05:02 PST 2008

i was wondering about that too.. maybe it's because [iirc..]  the volvo's
are haldex-based, as is the audi tt? and maybe the a3?

that's the only mechanical similarity i can think of... otherwise they
couldn't be more different. i've poked my head under a friends v70r awd
wagon and it's like another planet.

her v70 is a nice car, albeit on the soft side - seats, suspension, etc. it
is very quick. tons of space too. i'd pick it over an a6, but i'd pick the
legacy gt over both.

> Tyson-
> You heard wrong about this, way, way wrong.
> There is nothing in common with I-5 Audis and I-5 Volvos, other than
> the 5 cylinders.
> The S60 and V70 have nothing to do with Audis at all- where did you get
> this?!?
> The S60, V70, XC90 and S80 are based on the Volvo P2 platform- as are
> the Ford Taurus, Taurus X and the Mercury Sable.
> The only thing that I can think of that is even remotely similar to
> what you heard is the Porsche engineering had a hand in the head
> design of the I-6 engine in the S80 and XC90.
> Taka

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