Thread: MB V.S. VOLVO
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Old 06-30-2000, 10:37 AM
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I would have to vouch for Steve's description too. Volvo wanted their FWD cars to ride like RWD cars. This was their main goal. One of the things they did was use a stubby transmission on the S70 so that they could get a tight turning radius, much tighter than you would expect from a FWD large body. Consequently everything near the trans has been designed with very close tolerances and clearance. In short maintanence in that area would be an expensive proposition after the warranty runs out. If you intend to keep the car for a short time under warranty then go with Volvo its newer with more modern safety features. I think the jury is still out on the long time maintenance of the S70 however with the W124 its pretty much written in stone (think energizer bunny )!

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sister owns a Volvo 850GLT (aka S70)
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