Car Review: 2005 Volvo XC90 V8

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Car Review: 2005 Volvo V8

By Andrew Frankl

As senior executives confessed to me off the record in during the XC90 V8 launch, Volvo’s parent company did two things. The first was to buy them, the leave them well Rare, if not unheard of in the world of

Even though Ford is not for stupid mistakes-think of those Norwegian plastic elctric in this instance they’ve scored a bulls-eye. On the one hand are learning a great deal safety from the Swedes but on the they leave them Instead of trying to stuff one of venerable V8-s into the XC 90 (it not have fitted anyway) allowed Volvo to search for a V8 to give the award winning XC a bit of extra oomph.

Even though I am not a great Perry-Jones fan, this he did give some good I am only guessing but Yamaha as the V-8 source may well have from conversations with Blash who works for the FIA as well as for in the UK.

Regardless of the circumstances they a gem, a jewel in the crown. The 60 Yamaha V8 sounds great and a superb job. The displacement is liters, the compressions ratio is

There are four valves per in an engine which has a maximum of 325 lb/ft. The gearbox is a six speed which can also be used as a which I found very on some steep hills on the Apache Trail. One mistake and we have been in the Roosevelt Dam 600 below.

The acceleration is a very respectable 6.9 from 0-60 and on a private we also had the Volvo zooming at a perfectly safe 100 miles per

Exactly what a wealthy family would be doing on the on their way to Zurs or Lech in for a week’s skiing. The V8 is quite a for Volvo, they’ve been in since 1927 and this is the time they’ve got round to one. It is no coincidence that the is seen as a “blue car”, to a politician who’ll remain if you own a Volvo, do yoga and care the environment you are most probably for Kerry.

I am sure Volvo are happy to their cars to anyone and but with their highly ULEV II success it does not me as a Texas automobile. ULEV II by the way for ultra low emission vehicle, II) and the Yahama V8 is the first one to achieve it. four catalitic coverters the folks in Mill Valley in County would applaud attempts as producing as clean a as possible.

Volvo plans to sell a modest 15 thousand units a which at around 45 thousand strikes me as a very modest

Dislikes? I wasn’t crazy the instrumentation, some of the dials hard to see. Would I buy Probably not. I have 7 old S70 in the UK which runs like a and in the United States I would find the XC 90 too big for my requirements.

A four wheel drive 70 is all I but if you have a lot of children or are doing the run with a lot of children then let me my neck out and say that I do not know of a way of transporting them. VOLVO V8 Annouyncement and Engine Details.

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