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liquidlite 01-27-2010 7:26 AM

Anyone tow with this? I have an opportunity to pick up a 2006 for next to nothing.

beretta5spd 01-27-2010 8:38 AM

volvo says it's rated to pull up to 5000 pounds...... If I were towing a boat a few minutes to a ramp that wasn't real steep it would be no problem....on the other hand I wouldn't tow long distances or expect to tow real quick.

rallyart 01-27-2010 9:02 AM

It's a nice vehicle and the AWD really helps it tow well. The V8 is great but you'd be working the turbo hard if it has the small engine. I think I'd pass if it was not AWD.

rarasaurus 01-27-2010 9:12 AM

We have a 2006 v8 awd. We tow a 21ft supra (about 4300lbs?) about 160kms(100 miles) each way almost every weekend in the summer. I think its a great tow vehicle and does the job well. I don't know that i would go with the turbo model but the V8 pulls hard. Loaded up with gear and gas i assume we are very close to the 5000 mark. We have had this setup for 2 years with no issues. We tow at 60 to 70mph no problem(this is on mostly straight highways) <BR> <BR>(Message edited by rarasaurus on January 27, 2010) <BR> <BR>(Message edited by rarasaurus on January 27, 2010)

liquidlite 01-27-2010 12:52 PM

we have a tow rig already for long hauls...just wondering if this would suffice for dropping in/pulling out at the ramp down the road.

mhunter 01-27-2010 1:21 PM

Tom <BR>What are you towing? Unless its the titanic you will probably be fine for short trips. As with all short wheel base light SUVs you will run the risk of the trailer steering the tow vehicle in an emergency.

tampawake 01-27-2010 1:39 PM

DONT BUY VOLVO!!!!! Previous owner unless your still in the warranty portion of ownership. Anything that needs to be done has to be done at a Volvo dealership and its $100 just to say hello! Look for a Lexus, Infinity or something like that if you need more of a luxury SUV. Mine was given to me by my father in law and the day I traded it in on my Toyota Tundra Crew Max was the best day in my ownership.

justintime 01-27-2010 4:08 PM

Once FORD bought them they went down hill big time!!!!!

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