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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:55 pm 
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Location: All over town.
Car Model: Mapped S60 D5
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Anyone else currently got a foot in each club?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:12 pm 
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Location: not in a SAAB.
Car Model: One of the first RHD 9-5s
I have tried going the other way fil but alas it wasnt for me. You enjoy going both ways though, we wont think any less of you.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:05 pm 
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Joined: Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:27 pm
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Location: Bristol
Car Model: 234r 9-3 nail
until recently i had an s80 d5 (also mapped)
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the battered 9-3 is still here (although it hasnt been driven in months)

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:39 pm 
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Joined: Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:12 pm
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Location: Portsmouth
Car Model: 96 V4 & 9-3 Turbo-X
I'm tempted by the XC90.

But i'm put off by only 4 cylinders and hybrid.
If it says T6 on the back I want it to have 6 cylinders up the front.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:13 pm 
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Joined: Sat Apr 23, 2005 6:13 pm
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Location: Whitley Bay
Car Model: 96, C900, 9k, 9-3 & 9-5
I fancied a V90, then I realised Icouldn't afford £800/month for 24 months and not owning any of it.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:05 pm 
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Joined: Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:20 pm
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Car Model: 93 convertible aero v6, bmw z3
Volvo and Saab have been my marques of choice for years, May be buying an s60d5 on Monday if the deal can be done...looking for a clean ng900 three door too but they rarely come up and always seem to be in englandshire...and I don't want one THAT much

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:21 pm 
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Location: 'Ull
Car Model: 95 Aero Auto Est Stg 1 Noobed
The D5 (2.4) is quite a nice engine for a diesel. My Dad has an XC70 AWD with the D5, and it's a great car for the big old cumbersome lump that it is (compared to my 9-5). If I was to need the frugality of a diesel (although, the XC70 isn't that, when you push it :D ), I'd choose a D5 2.4 Volvo over any other offerings.
(I've driven a 3l 6cyl Bavarian diesel "coupe", and it didn't inspire any awe, or real pleasure)

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:25 pm 
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Car Model: 93 convertible aero v6, bmw z3
Had a d5 s80 previously, one owner had racked up 186k miles, full strathmore Volvo history, looked, and drove, like a new one. Capacious cruiser, really rated it

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:44 pm 
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Location: NETTLEHAM, LINCOLNSHIRE
Car Model: 99GL, Fiat 500 & Volvo V70
I have a V70 R Design as my daily, its the 4cylinder 2.0D which is a good and reasonably economical workhorse.

There is enough power for swift and safe overtaking, which is really all you need unless your a fast and furious wanabee.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:54 pm 
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Location: Swindon
Car Model: Estella. 2008 Manual 9-5 D
I have a foot in two camps as well!

Estella is a manual, Parts Car is an auto!

I'll get me coat! :D

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:56 pm 
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Joined: Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:17 pm
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Location: Lincoln
Car Model: 9-5 estate 900 8v 95 van
At the moment I have managed to resist the dark side. My 9-5 estate works well for what I need. Should we need another modern-ish I might need to look to the dark side :shock: .


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:29 pm 
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Car Model: 93 convertible aero v6, bmw z3
Have you ever considered that...its you guys who are on the dark side....

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:11 am 
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Location: Glenrothes, Fife
Car Model: 95, 99, 900, 9000, 93, Sonett
The only modern car of the last few years that has actually yielded any interest from me is the most recent Volvo V90. Something about them I like, and a big estate would suit me nicely for work. However, the price list was something of an eye opener...

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:22 am 
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Location: Ashford, Kent
Car Model: 2x 9000 & 9-5
Shalien wrote:
The D5 (2.4) is quite a nice engine for a diesel. My Dad has an XC70 AWD with the D5, and it's a great car for the big old cumbersome lump that it is (compared to my 9-5). If I was to need the frugality of a diesel (although, the XC70 isn't that, when you push it :D ), I'd choose a D5 2.4 Volvo over any other offerings.
(I've driven a 3l 6cyl Bavarian diesel "coupe", and it didn't inspire any awe, or real pleasure)
I know some like, or even prefer, diesel, but doesn't that last statement pretty much apply to virtually all diesels? They can have as much torque as you like, and the 5+ cylinder ones can be pretty smooth, but they never seem to be able to deliver outright fun or character like a petrol can, for example an Aero. And with the mpg sacrifice you pay for 5+ cylinders, they're often not that much better on juice than a good 4-pot Turbo petrol.

It's a dilemma I faced and ended up with a Dame TiD auto, but now I've had enough of the boredom and want to move it on again, as nice and comfortable as it is. The Dame gets about 44mpg from my daily commute. I'm interested in BMWs 3 litre big 6 variety of diesel and the 2.4 litre offerings from Volvo and Alfa, but when I think of the drop in mpg from the Dame, I think I may as well drop a little more to an Aero. Our 9k Aeroversary gets 35+mpg from the same commute even in stage 3 form, although granted you have to allow greater variance if you get stuck in major jams. And granted a 9000 is getting on a bit and owning one these days isn't always quite as 'jump in and drive' as something more modern.

Back on topic, I like Volvo's. Haven't owned one yet but would be more than open to one of any age, with the right engine.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:41 am 
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Joined: Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:21 pm
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Location: All over town.
Car Model: Mapped S60 D5
oli8925 wrote:
Shalien wrote:
The D5 (2.4) is quite a nice engine for a diesel. My Dad has an XC70 AWD with the D5, and it's a great car for the big old cumbersome lump that it is (compared to my 9-5). If I was to need the frugality of a diesel (although, the XC70 isn't that, when you push it :D ), I'd choose a D5 2.4 Volvo over any other offerings.
(I've driven a 3l 6cyl Bavarian diesel "coupe", and it didn't inspire any awe, or real pleasure)
I know some like, or even prefer, diesel, but doesn't that last statement pretty much apply to virtually all diesels? They can have as much torque as you like, and the 5+ cylinder ones can be pretty smooth, but they never seem to be able to deliver outright fun or character like a petrol can, for example an Aero. And with the mpg sacrifice you pay for 5+ cylinders, they're often not that much better on juice than a good 4-pot Turbo petrol.

It's a dilemma I faced and ended up with a Dame TiD auto, but now I've had enough of the boredom and want to move it on again, as nice and comfortable as it is. The Dame gets about 44mpg from my daily commute. I'm interested in BMWs 3 litre big 6 variety of diesel and the 2.4 litre offerings from Volvo and Alfa, but when I think of the drop in mpg from the Dame, I think I may as well drop a little more to an Aero. Our 9k Aeroversary gets 35+mpg from the same commute even in stage 3 form, although granted you have to allow greater variance if you get stuck in major jams. And granted a 9000 is getting on a bit and owning one these days isn't always quite as 'jump in and drive' as something more modern.

Back on topic, I like Volvo's. Haven't owned one yet but would be more than open to one of any age, with the right engine.

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Its all horses for courses. My old S60 D5 163 is probably the most complete car I've ever owned. I regretted selling my old one so bought another. It's fast enough for me with 200 bhp and high torque remap, the seats (for my shape) are actually better than the 9000 aero, it returns approx 50 mpg on a sensible run and 40 around the doors, makes a nice noise for a Derv due to the smooth 5 cylinder engine, no DPF and if maintained the engines are pretty much bullet proof. It pretty much ticks every single box for me which really takes some doing. If I want a fun/weekend car I jump in the other car (see photo).

So in closing if you're after a fast, safe, economical, comfy and reliable motor a mapped D5 should be on your short list.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:05 am 
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Location: The far East
Car Model: Back in a 9000 #4!
Yep - we have too

9000 for me and a '07 XC90 D5 for Mrs B. Can't say I'm very keen on it, but is so much better than the other 7 seaters we tried.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:25 am 
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Joined: Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:05 pm
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Location: Near Bicester Oxon
Car Model: XC70 & S60 D5 163s, both
Yes. Both feet in. The S60 is perfect for my needs and the XC for the family bus - much more so than the Aero previously - for a start it's never stranded my wife, unlike the Saab (3 times).

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:29 am 
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Location: Portsmouth
Car Model: 96 V4 & 9-3 Turbo-X
brooklands wrote:
so much better than the other 7 seaters we tried.


Best 7 seater ive driven has been the one we had on holiday.

Toyota Highlander.

Just a shame its not available in the UK.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:17 am 
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Car Model: 9-3ss Aero 2.0T; OG9-3 vert
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Have you ever considered that...its you guys who are on the dark side....
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hn1VxaMEjRU

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:29 am 
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Location: London & Suffolk
Car Model: Saab 99 Turbo
The only dark side vehicle I might allow access to the barn would be a PV544 or a Duett... sadly I can't afford either :(

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