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dme123

6,984 posts

148 months

Friday 15th July 2016
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martinrpeachey said:
dme123 said:
Bet it was a right lead footed thing with 19" wheels on though, mine was bad enough with the standard SE Lux 18" and is a much better drive on the (far uglier) 17" wheels I put on it. Still very tempted to put the 18" wheels back on though.
It definitely wasn't t5 fast. They're 1700kg any way, plus the gutless 225 bhp lump that ford ruined, made for an uneventful drive tbh.
Yes the C70 would have been far nicer with the 2.4 HPT T5 engine in it, or if at all possible the T6 or even NASP 3.2 would have been lovely. The D5 (like mine) is effective but really rough in the smaller cars, and as you say the 225bhp engine was disappointing. For all it's many, many foibles I find the Mk 1 C70 T5 a more entertaining drive.

Challo

5,848 posts

114 months

Tuesday 12th November 2019
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Thread resurrection, but here is my new C30 D5.


Sidecar Man

131 posts

20 months

Friday 15th November 2019
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Challo said:
Thread resurrection, but here is my new C30 D5.

Had a C30 T5 for a while. Great looking car and drove really well.

Sidecar Man

131 posts

20 months

Friday 15th November 2019
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Here's the latest one It's a keeper.

alfasud1

102 posts

122 months

Sunday 17th November 2019
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This falls into the "wish I never sold it" bracket

stemll

2,323 posts

159 months

Sunday 17th November 2019
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Here's my latest T5, collected yesterday with just over 5k miles on it

S100HP

11,181 posts

126 months

Sunday 17th November 2019
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How is that engine in that car? I would have thought a D5 would suit it better?

SebastienClement

1,728 posts

99 months

Sunday 17th November 2019
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No longer have the car as it was unfortunately written off while parked but I loved this old beast. As soon as I can, I’ll be in a P2 V70 again.


stemll

2,323 posts

159 months

Sunday 17th November 2019
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S100HP said:
How is that engine in that car? I would have thought a D5 would suit it better?
Can't comment on how a D5 would suit it as I can't abide diesels so wouldn't looked at or driven one. Not sure the D5 is available in this V60 anyway, none on Selekt and not listed as an option new?

The T5 and the 8-speed auto make this very, very like the 328i Touring with the 8-speed ZF that I traded so it was an easy move (it's also my 6th Volvo so nice to be back). Same power, pretty much the same size and very similar power delivery. Power is available from very low down and steady, even flow all the way through the box. BMW puts the power down slightly better but that's RWD for you, in 99% of every day driving it's an irrelevance.

iDrive

240 posts

72 months

Sunday 17th November 2019
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Rass29

28 posts

57 months

Sunday 24th November 2019
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Here's my 850

Hammerhead

2,504 posts

213 months

Tuesday 26th November 2019
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iDrive said:
Delicious lick

iDrive

240 posts

72 months

Tuesday 26th November 2019
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Hammerhead said:
iDrive said:
Delicious lick
Yes, it is cloud9

pmanson

12,787 posts

212 months

Wednesday 27th November 2019
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My XC90 on wedding duties about a month ago.



It’s currently in need of a wash

LMPanda

40 posts

88 months

Friday 29th November 2019
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My manual 850 T5 lick

Passes the 10ft test at least!!


Photo spam laugh :












It came with a set of Scandi-spec aux lamps too!!



and with my brothers manual Gul wagon...

LTEcactus

11 posts

11 months

Friday 7th February
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My new wheels! XD





LochTay

71 posts

24 months

Saturday 15th February
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Stedman

6,602 posts

151 months

Saturday 15th February
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LMPanda said:

and with my brothers manual Gul wagon...
Manual Gul estate - woof

jmcc500

552 posts

177 months

Sunday 16th February
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My Volvo ‘journey’ started 3 years ago when I acquired a 940 turbo estate from a chap who had been planning to use it as a donor to build a turbo-brick. This reprieve proved to be temporary, and sadly, about this time last year it failed its MoT due to some rather extensive rust underneath.



Doing about 500 miles per week up and down between the South coast and the Midlands, I missed the comfortable gait of the 740, if not the thirst! I started looking for a modern diesel wagon. I toyed with getting an e-class, a CLS shooting brake, a Skoda Superb etc, but have ended up with another Volvo Estate, this time a 2017 V90 D4 Inscription:



It has the xenium and winter packs, and the blond leather interior really looks good against the magic blue paint. I think I’d rather have smaller (18”) wheels over the 20” 8-spokes for ride comfort, though they do fill the arches nicely.

So far, very pleased, trying to get my head around all the features, bells and whistles now.

FlabbyMidgets

336 posts

46 months

Friday 1st May
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Picked up this today as a run around. D5, manual, 07, 157k miles, fsh (although I'm a little doubtful as the dealer stamps look similar with a similar pen). Couple of issues, think a wheel bearing is going and the radio doesn't work. Apart from that everything works. Paid under a grand so really happy with it. So hard not to spend any money on it.