: Newbie question



vince0ir9
05-14-06, 12:34 AM
I'm real close to buying a V, I solo test drove an 05 today w/ 6500 miles, at about a 130 a very loud "wind noise" came from the moonroof, the roof was in the closed position? I tried it a few times to make sure it was closed all the way. Is this normal? What's your average MPG? My curerent ride is an 04 Volvo V70 R, I average 21 MPG but can get 24 on the highway and about 6 on a road course track day.

Thanks!

Vince

CVP33
05-14-06, 12:55 AM
I'm real close to buying a V, I solo test drove an 05 today w/ 6500 miles, at about a 130 a very loud "wind noise" came from the moonroof, the roof was in the closed position? I tried it a few times to make sure it was closed all the way. Is this normal? What's your average MPG? My curerent ride is an 04 Volvo V70 R, I average 21 MPG but can get 24 on the highway and about 6 on a road course track day.

Thanks!

Vince

Sunroof can be noisy from 100+ and up. The mileage can be as high as 24 hwy when trolling around in 6th. City for me ran around 13/14 and mixed driving at 16/17. I never could keep out of the throttle for too long.

vince0ir9
05-14-06, 09:56 AM
Sunroof can be noisy from 100+ and up. The mileage can be as high as 24 hwy when trolling around in 6th. City for me ran around 13/14 and mixed driving at 16/17. I never could keep out of the throttle for too long.

Thanks for the reply, I bet a sunroof deflector would cure the problem, the test mules at the "ring " must not had a sunroof! The average MPG was 15 on the V I drove, so that's probably total everyday.

The power's got me hooked like Heroin!

Vince

Dennisscars
05-14-06, 10:37 AM
:cheers: Welcome to mod hell, do you already have a mod plan? :highfive:

You are stronger than me.. test drove it and it came home "honey... look what I bought..."

I get about 20-21 to the track and sometimes a 1/4 tank in a 20 min session, but what a great 20 minutes...:bouncy: if you track it do not get below 1/4.



the V can be a cruel mistress...:kitty:

heavymetals
05-14-06, 01:17 PM
I only get the wind noise at 145 :rolleyes:

The noise up to that point is the yelling for me to slow the phuck down! :histeric:

Welcome!

You are DOOMED.

ajedwardsjr
05-14-06, 04:13 PM
Hey Vince - what state do you live in? I noticed that you were going 130. The speed limit where I live is only 65. I might like to move to where you are. Sounds like a fun state. Also, can you have more than one wife, where you are?

Rey
05-14-06, 07:42 PM
The sunroof adds about 80 lbs to the roof of the car.

vince0ir9
05-14-06, 08:58 PM
Thanks, you all seem as mentally unstable as I am, I should do well in this forum! I live in the show me state, last year my father in law bought a V but has yet to let me drive it, but I should be able to get clearance from my lovely bride since her Daddy has one!

Thanks again

Vince

mostoyzwinz
05-14-06, 09:13 PM
Ditto CVPs mpg for me. No roof noise up to 135...but then I had Led Zep cranked as I put that German whatever it was in it's place.:thumbsup: