Yesterday I wound up on the highway for the first time since I bought the V70, and it was wonderful. I’m now completely fine with how much of a boat it is, because that lets it soak up everything on the highway, and just be a lovely, smooth, mile-devouring couch. I think the only car I’ve had that could hold a candle to this on the highway was my 633CSi, and it had scary 1970s brakes, and no AC. Maybe I’ve become completely lame and boring, but I’d rather be in the V70. The e24 did ride better in town, however. Not less of a boat, just smoother.
It’s been so long since I had a car I enjoyed driving on the highway, I think I’ll be doing a lot more small road trips again, and hopefully big ones too. At least trying to.