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y2blade

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54,388 posts

102 months

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Friday 16th July 2010 quote quote all
I am seriously looking at one as a 2nd car/commuter hack...I had been looking at VAG diesels until I saw how cheap D5s could be snapped up for (sub £3k)

what sort of MPG do you guys get from yours?

A - W

1,554 posts

102 months

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Friday 16th July 2010 quote quote all
2004 163bhp.

In and around town, 35 - 45mpg.

Out and about 45mpg+. Have worked out 60mpg on a long slow (60mph ish) run from Hull to Frome.

The 185bhp losses a little on the mpg for the performance.


Boneman

88 posts

71 months

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Friday 16th July 2010 quote quote all
I've an S80 D5 now, but had an s60 D5 (163). Never really got much below 38, and on a long run easily 45 - 48. Even when I caned it, it never really went done. Good cars.

My bloody S80 (the new version) never better 34!!!

y2blade

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54,388 posts

102 months

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Friday 16th July 2010 quote quote all
thanks for the replies smile

my mind is set, the hunt begins

T5R+

795 posts

96 months

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Wednesday 21st July 2010 quote quote all
My choice would be a facelifted (~2004) D5 with manual box and 163bhp EuIII engine.

Mid to high 40's all day long and mid to high 60's on long runs. My EuIV's returned ~10MPG inferior numbers mad
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y2blade

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54,388 posts

102 months

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Wednesday 21st July 2010 quote quote all
quick update
I have one lined up to buy (as long as it is all as it should be) at the weekend


I can't wait woohoo



y2blade

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54,388 posts

102 months

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Wednesday 21st July 2010 quote quote all
just to add.... do you have any idea how many non-English speakers are selling S60 D5s on Autotrader?
it has been a nightmare trying to find a one with a owner that can communicate over the phone

A - W

1,554 posts

102 months

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Wednesday 21st July 2010 quote quote all
Let us know how you get on then!

Any links?


y2blade

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54,388 posts

102 months

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Thursday 22nd July 2010 quote quote all
A - W said:
Let us know how you get on then!

Any links?
I will do smile


nope sorry

y2blade

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54,388 posts

102 months

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Sunday 25th July 2010 quote quote all
590 miles into my S60 D5 SE ownership


stereo is superb (13 speaker ProLogic upgrade)
comfort is superb
performance is very surprising tbh (in a VERY GOOD WAY)
Fuel economy is amazing, 590miles on the first tank and still more to go
handling is very good and nice and positive through the corners
brakes are amazing

overall I'm very pleased with her


A - W

1,554 posts

102 months

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Sunday 25th July 2010 quote quote all
Excellent choice Sir.

A very unassuming car, doesnt draw attention when your cracking on.

People just move over thinking your plod.


sb-1

3,182 posts

150 months

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Thursday 29th July 2010 quote quote all
I am thinking about buying one of these.Is the diesel worth buying over the 2.0T petrol?They seem even cheaper.

What sort of mileages are you guys showing on the clock?

Do you think its worth the extra for a low mileage car,or is around 100K still a good buy?

Edited by sb-1 on Thursday 29th July 13:46

A - W

1,554 posts

102 months

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Friday 30th July 2010 quote quote all
Diesel cars should be used.

Personally I would prefer to buy a car that's done 15-20k a year and been well maintained then a low mileage one that maybe has question marks over a year or two where it wasnt used.

History as with any car is the important bit.

Main dealers are costly so expect many to have been through independents hands.

Schedules are available on the net for whatever engine you decide on.


Busamav

2,954 posts

95 months

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Wednesday 4th August 2010 quote quote all
sb-1 said:
I am thinking about buying one of these.Is the diesel worth buying over the 2.0T petrol?They seem even cheaper.
imho absolutely yes. Personally I wouldnt entertain the 2.0 petrol .

We have a V70 T5 and an S60 D5 in the family.

The S60 now shows 125k otc and drives so sweet still .

Spy

1,141 posts

94 months

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Tuesday 10th August 2010 quote quote all
I am also looking for a daily runabout for the commute and contemplating teh S60.

What things should you look out for when buying an olderf S60 D5 ?

What is the difference between a pre 2004 facelift and post (mechanically/trim wise etc)

y2blade

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54,388 posts

102 months

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Tuesday 10th August 2010 quote quote all
I did a lot of research before buying mine and from what I read the pre 2004 ones are better...they don't have the DPF issues that the later Euro4 ones have


y2blade

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54,388 posts

102 months

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Thursday 12th August 2010 quote quote all
just a little update to say, after playing about with the stereo settings I can really see/hear what all the fuss is about with the Dolby Pro-Logic 13 speaker system cloud9

DeltaFive

56 posts

51 months

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Thursday 12th August 2010 quote quote all
another D5 here
not had it long but very happy so far

ad551

1,502 posts

100 months

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Thursday 12th August 2010 quote quote all
The stereos are unbelievably good in these cars - my Dad has one with the Pro-logic upgrade and it sounds amazing - not so good for the rear seat passengers though when the Pro-logic mode is on!

The pre-2004/5 cars are much more economical than the later ones because of the emissions regs that came in later on...

DeltaFive

56 posts

51 months

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Thursday 12th August 2010 quote quote all
ad551 said:
The stereos are unbelievably good in these cars - my Dad has one with the Pro-logic upgrade and it sounds amazing - not so good for the rear seat passengers though when the Pro-logic mode is on!

The pre-2004/5 cars are much more economical than the later ones because of the emissions regs that came in later on...
the Euro 4 (2005-onwards iirc) engine is not as good as the earlier Euro 3 due to the poor fuel economy and DPF issues that plague them
you are much better off with a pre-2005 model
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