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Trying to get Mrs. Piob interested in the redesigned XC90. No luck so far but I plan to go drive the version that's both supercharged and turbocharged.
post #19307 of 26291
You can always sell it on its classic Volvo design.
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Trying to get Mrs. Piob interested in the redesigned XC90. No luck so far but I plan to go drive the version that's both supercharged and turbocharged.


please post a review on both?  Curious.

post #19309 of 26291
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please post a review on both?  Curious.

Sorry if I wasn't clear. I plan to drive the model with the engine that is both supercharged AND turbocharged.
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Sorry if I wasn't clear. I plan to drive the model with the engine that is both supercharged AND turbocharged.

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post #19311 of 26291
My good friend is supposed to take delivery on his XC90 at the end of this month. I went to check it out with him. I really liked it. I think it is really a beautiful car. Classy and understated. I like Range Rovers, but the price premium over the XC90 just seemed absurd unless you're actually gonna offroad.
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Trying to get Mrs. Piob interested in the redesigned XC90. No luck so far but I plan to go drive the version that's both supercharged and turbocharged.

 

Beautiful design.  The XC60 is still on the older style at least at the car lot I visited.  The "Thor Hammer" LEDs in the headlights are pretty cool.

 

Found a REALLY annoying "feature" with the Outback.  I have the Eyesight package and this feature is for the fog lights.  If the fog lights are turned off from the light switch, the "Steering Responsive Fog Lights" system will turn on one fog light as you turn the wheel either left or right.  So if you are driving down a back road, the fog light on each side will flick on and off as you go around turns.  I am glad I have a switch to turn this feature off as it is really annoying.  My wife's BMW has the adjusting headlights when turning but the turning on and off is ridiculous.  

post #19313 of 26291
jbarwick - Your dealer might not have any of the new model in stock because they are selling like hotcakes. I read that Volvo sales were up 90% yoy driven by the XC90. They are getting phenomenal reviews (including motor trend SUV of the year) but it sounds like the engine is still a little rough around the edges and the fuel economy is pour. The supercharger does seem to eliminate turbo lag and some have reported that it's smoother than competitors 6's but I am not sure I would roll the dice on the first year model run. I've seen some on the streets and they look great (for a Volvo). Your Outback looks great. That Carbide is my favorite color although if I get one it will probably be in Ice Silver because it hides grime and scratches a bit better. My BMW is Mineral Gray which is close to Carbide so I'm ready for a change as well. Did you get the 3.6 or the 2.5 Limited? I think if I go Outback I will end up in a 2.5 Premium with as few options as possible to keep it simple.

I rode in a friend's Tesla for the first time to a football game this weekend. Didn't drive it and sat in the back seat both ways, so my exposure was limited but was a bit underwhelmed with the interior fit and finish. Felt unfinished and a bit like a kit car. I will concede that his car is pretty beat to hell because it's used as a family hauler. He's also the guy who convinced me to put a deposit on the X (which despite my intentions I still haven't relinquished) and he was invited to select his car in the model studio a few days ago so it will be interesting to see when his expected delivery is. He's thinking late Q2. My reservation is a few thousand after his so maybe that means my number would come up in Q3 (although there are a ton of factors including what size battery you choose, etc.). The model 3 looks more interesting to me at this point and will probably be unveiled before my car is delivered but that's mostly tangential to my decision on the X.
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@UnFacconable - I got the 2.5 limited.  For $3,000 more than premium base cost I felt it was worth it.  A lot of pointless shit I have never had before but I like it.  

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If I needed a family hauler right now, the XC90 would be the top of the list for me.

They also released pics and specs along with all the tech goodies that will be available for their new S90 sedan as well. 3 engine choices topping off with a 407hp electric gas hybrid system.










post #19316 of 26291
That looks nice. I have a related anecdote - at the Miami car show last month, there was almost no one at the Volvo booth. I was very surprised. The only manufacturer that seemed to have less traffic was Mitsubishi - which is not a surprise considering how sad their products have become.

But Volvo? I get how their cars are not the most exciting in the world, but I'd think they'd get more activity considering how I think their stuff sells fairly well
post #19317 of 26291
I think Volvo are more about practical buyers. If you care enough about cars to go to an Auto Show then you probably aren't the person who wants the dull but well appointed car. Volvo is the leather chesterfield of cars - if it's right for you, you probably know it.
post #19318 of 26291
Yeah, but almost nobody there for two hours?? They had a nice lineup on display too.

Even Kia, Hyundai and Smart had exponentially more traffic. I got excited because I found that they had a free cellphone charging station that no one else knew was there
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

That looks nice. I have a related anecdote - at the Miami car show last month, there was almost no one at the Volvo booth. I was very surprised. The only manufacturer that seemed to have less traffic was Mitsubishi - which is not a surprise considering how sad their products have become.

But Volvo? I get how their cars are not the most exciting in the world, but I'd think they'd get more activity considering how I think their stuff sells fairly well

Somewhat ditto at at the LA auto show, but the shear size meant there were a few people around, but very few compared to other booths.
post #19320 of 26291
Drove my uncle's recent XC70 T6 (the one with 300hp) and thought it was too much of a boat. Super comfortable though.
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