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post #22471 of 26276
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

From what I can see, almost no one in the States cares about Volvo. It was really sad over the last two Miami car shows how it was if their fully staffed, colorful booth didn't exist. Last year, they added a cell phone charging station so they got a bunch of people sitting their looking at their phones and not at the cars laugh.gif

This XC90 will change things immediately. And if they bring that wagon over....
We'll see. They've lost much of this part of their core market to Subaru, which does the same thing better than the XC-70. Actual leg-room in the rear seat, along with the choice of (a) better fuel mileage if you don't mind Volvo's crappy acceleration, or (b) better acceleration if you don't mind the Volvo's crappy mileage. A tad less luxurious inside, but that is also reflected in the price.

If Audi and BMW brought back their midsized wagons to the US, there would be no reason at all for Volvo to keep at it.
post #22472 of 26276
IMO can't compare an XC90 to any Subaru. Just IMO and I have no dog in this hunt.
post #22473 of 26276
Different animal. I was talking about XC-70.
post #22474 of 26276

Subaru needs to bring back the legacy gt sedan and wagon. I'm actually moving more towards getting a used legacy gt and upgrading the suspension and turbo/intercooler to avoid abused wrxs on the used market.

 

When I finish school though, obvi. Le sigh.

 

The forester xt was ridiculous too.

post #22475 of 26276
The new Volvo Polestars are pretty cool but damn if they aren't expensive for what you get.
post #22476 of 26276
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

Subaru needs to bring back the legacy gt sedan and wagon. I'm actually moving more towards getting a used legacy gt and upgrading the suspension and turbo/intercooler to avoid abused wrxs on the used market.

 

When I finish school though, obvi. Le sigh.

 

The forester xt was ridiculous too.

 

I was going to look at a Legacy instead of my Outback but the dealer said they didn't order many because they just sit on the lot.  I would be a buyer of the Legacy wagon or hell may upgrade to a Volvo wagon but that won't be for a while.

post #22477 of 26276

I just can't get excited about Volvos.  A good friend owned a top of the line XC model a few years ago and I rode in it, and it was fine.   We also had  Volvos as a rental vehicles on a few occasions.  However, for what they cost I'd rather have something else. 

post #22478 of 26276
I will never own a Volvo again. And I've owned 2. Check engine light constantly on and back to dealer. The service tech at the dealer told my buddy to put Duck tape over the engine light the next time his came on because they couldn't fix his volvo after many visits
post #22479 of 26276
Our last XC-70 had a weird thing with electronics also. Once in a while, the entire dashboard would refuse to work. No lights, no MPH, nothing. Then it would be OK. Could have been from when our housekeeper tapped the front bumper on something at the supermarket, but even then it's pretty weird. This was a 2007 car, and we got rid of it 3 or 4 years ago. After a 1989 240 DL, a 1999 XC-70, and the 2007 (replaced the 99 after it was totaled), we jumped to an Outback with no regrets. Not to say we'd never go back, but our needs are unlikely to make it a great idea.
post #22480 of 26276

Were these mid-2000s Ford owner Volvo?  Anything from Ford in the mid-2000s was shit.

post #22481 of 26276
I can get excited.


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post #22482 of 26276
Wait till the Excellence trim comes out
post #22483 of 26276
If I could afford a driver I would have a RR LWB.
post #22484 of 26276
But then you'd have to be able to afford a driver who's also a master mechanic
post #22485 of 26276
This new XC90 is a completely different class of Volvo. That dashboard alone kicks ass. The supercharged and turbocharged engine kicks ass. Don't make your mind up about this current vehicle unless you go drive it. If the leasing terms were remotely as good as MB's I think Mrs. Piob would be in that vs. the GLE (which just got dropped off today.)
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