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    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    Nope. No wagon. Hate them. Never got one. I call them housewife or baby movers, even more than SUVs.


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    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    Gnil:
    throt:

    You guys are getting old buying and considering these Volvo's. Myself and Gnil wouldn't even go there, way too cool blush.indecision.

    We still have some self pride and are young ,  don't we Smiley Smiley 

    I was at the auto show in Geneva with Bluelines, and the only stand he really wanted to visit , was Volvo. DaveGordon and myself could not take him seriously , but then he ' escaped' from us and ended up at Volvo . He lost it completely Smiley Smiley

    Hahaha,, are you sure there wasn't some nice girlies on the stand...Smiley....


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    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    bridggar:

    Well, the XC90 is pretty crap to be honest - but at the time, my wife worked for them so it was difficult to turn down. It's nearly 5 years old now and has had a fair few niggles - but it's really versatile and although it's relatively knock free, it's refreshing not to really care about where it's parked or where it goes. I do quite like the new one, but I'd go for a RRS if I was in the market to replace it. (unless they repeat the 35% discounts again!)

    A very good friend of mine has had three XC90's, but only uses it to tow his huge caravan around. (there's another stain on my reputation on RT - 1) owning a Volvo 2) having a friend with a caravan.

    He tried RR, BMW X5 and various other "trucks" but none tow as well as his XC90. For non caravan use he has a Toyota buzz-box. 


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    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    A true story, which makes it both sad and funny indecision


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    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    bluelines:

    A true story, which makes it both sad and funny indecision

    So are you coming out bluelines or staying in the closet? Smiley


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    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    dreamcar:
    bluelines:

    A true story, which makes it both sad and funny indecision

    So are you coming out bluelines or staying in the closet? Smiley


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    His not gay, dream, so your out of luck, buddy..Smiley..


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    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    throt:
    dreamcar:
    bluelines:

    A true story, which makes it both sad and funny indecision

    So are you coming out bluelines or staying in the closet? Smiley


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    His not gay, dream, so your out of luck, buddy..Smiley..

    err not exactly what I had in mind throt - I should have said closet  Volvoist  Smiley


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    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    dreamcar:
    throt:
    dreamcar:
    bluelines:

    A true story, which makes it both sad and funny indecision

    So are you coming out bluelines or staying in the closet? Smiley


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    His not gay, dream, so your out of luck, buddy..Smiley..

    err not exactly what I had in mind throt - I should have said closet  Volvoist  Smiley


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    Hahaha,,, sorry, bud....


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    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    bluelines:

    A true story, which makes it both sad and funny indecision

    We are all ashamed of you son ....Smiley.....


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    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    dreamcar:
    bridggar:

    Well, the XC90 is pretty crap to be honest - but at the time, my wife worked for them so it was difficult to turn down. It's nearly 5 years old now and has had a fair few niggles - but it's really versatile and although it's relatively knock free, it's refreshing not to really care about where it's parked or where it goes. I do quite like the new one, but I'd go for a RRS if I was in the market to replace it. (unless they repeat the 35% discounts again!)

    A very good friend of mine has had three XC90's, but only uses it to tow his huge caravan around. (there's another stain on my reputation on RT - 1) owning a Volvo 2) having a friend with a caravan.

    He tried RR, BMW X5 and various other "trucks" but none tow as well as his XC90. For non caravan use he has a Toyota buzz-box. 

    Why would anyone voluntarily buy 3 XC90!!! When I was last in the UK with my kids, I rented a big car to go to Pepper Pig's World (things you do for kids!), and the only thing they had was an XC90. This was in central London too and I would have expected something not quite so large. Anyway, it had the worst gearbox and dynamics of anything I've driven. Mine you we had a X5M at the time so the comparison wasn't really fair. But still, it was a terrible car!


    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    WAY:
    dreamcar:
    bridggar:

    Well, the XC90 is pretty crap to be honest - but at the time, my wife worked for them so it was difficult to turn down. It's nearly 5 years old now and has had a fair few niggles - but it's really versatile and although it's relatively knock free, it's refreshing not to really care about where it's parked or where it goes. I do quite like the new one, but I'd go for a RRS if I was in the market to replace it. (unless they repeat the 35% discounts again!)

    A very good friend of mine has had three XC90's, but only uses it to tow his huge caravan around. (there's another stain on my reputation on RT - 1) owning a Volvo 2) having a friend with a caravan.

    He tried RR, BMW X5 and various other "trucks" but none tow as well as his XC90. For non caravan use he has a Toyota buzz-box. 

    Why would anyone voluntarily buy 3 XC90!!! When I was last in the UK with my kids, I rented a big car to go to Pepper Pig's World (things you do for kids!), and the only thing they had was an XC90. This was in central London too and I would have expected something not quite so large. Anyway, it had the worst gearbox and dynamics of anything I've driven. Mine you we had a X5M at the time so the comparison wasn't really fair. But still, it was a terrible car!

    Why would anyone voluntarily buy a caravan......Smiley

    I guess I should choose my friends more selectively Smiley


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    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    dreamcar:
    bluelines:

    A true story, which makes it both sad and funny indecision

    So are you coming out bluelines or staying in the closet? Smiley

    Hey dreamcar, thanks for the PM with the info on Grizzly Bear magazine. I will check it out later, but I suspect it is not my cup of tea.

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    Regarding Volvo, yes the V60 R Polestar is on my shortlist for a more functional car.

    Hairy bear hugs, bluelines 

     


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    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    bluelines:
    dreamcar:
    bluelines:

    A true story, which makes it both sad and funny indecision

    So are you coming out bluelines or staying in the closet? Smiley

    Hey dreamcar, thanks for the PM with the info on Grizzly Bear magazine. I will check it out later, but I suspect it is not my cup of tea.

    1459942343756image.jpeg

    Regarding Volvo, yes the V60 R Polestar is on my shortlist for a more functional car.

    Hairy bear hugs, bluelines 

     

    I had hoped you would have kept that PM between you and me bluelines.....Smiley Smiley  Smiley


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    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    throt:
    bluelines:

    A true story, which makes it both sad and funny indecision

    We are all ashamed of you son ....Smiley.....

    Yes! I have been a bad boy! Spank me, spank me... oh, sorry... wrong forum... eh, bye Smiley


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    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    dreamcar:

    I had hoped you would have kept that PM between you and me bluelines.....Smiley Smiley  Smiley

    Kissing smileys, very subtle Smiley

    Anyway, back to Fords and Volvos...

    Smiley


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    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    RC:
    Atzporsche:
    RC:
    WAY:
    bluelines:

    Volvo deserves its own section on RT kiss

    Whoopsy is gonna unfriend all of us now. 

    Not only Whoopsy... Smiley I hate Volvo, always did. Smiley

    The only Volvo I would consider getting is the new XC90 T8 Twin Engine AWD Excellence but this Volvo costs over 125k EUR...insane! Smiley

    the new V90 is sexy

    No station wagon is sexy... Smiley

    Smiley

     

    RS6 not sexy?


    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    The RS6 is totally sexy! kiss


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    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    throt:
    Gnil:
    throt:

    You guys are getting old buying and considering these Volvo's. Myself and Gnil wouldn't even go there, way too cool blush.indecision.

    We still have some self pride and are young ,  don't we Smiley Smiley 

    I was at the auto show in Geneva with Bluelines, and the only stand he really wanted to visit , was Volvo. DaveGordon and myself could not take him seriously , but then he ' escaped' from us and ended up at Volvo . He lost it completely Smiley Smiley

    Hahaha,, are you sure there wasn't some nice girlies on the stand...Smiley....

    The nice girlie was at his arm . So this could explain that Smiley


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    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    Anyone with a Dacia here? indecision


    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    Don't they rust just as much as Ford Escorts?


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    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    That Grizzly magazine made me laugh so hard I nearly fell off my chair! 

    Anyway, RS6...I just started looking at some used ones and there is a beautiful last generation RS6 with mighty 426kw that has only done 19,000km. Sure it's almost an 8 years old car but surely these are built solidly? Here she is.  https://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/details/Audi-RS6-2008/OAG-AD-12457313


    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    Boyko23:

    Anyone with a Dacia here? 

     Thought I might get one to replace the Volvo when the time comes Smiley


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    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    WAY:

    That Grizzly magazine made me laugh so hard I nearly fell off my chair! 

    Anyway, RS6...I just started looking at some used ones and there is a beautiful last generation RS6 with mighty 426kw that has only done 19,000km. Sure it's almost an 8 years old car but surely these are built solidly? Here she is.  https://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/details/Audi-RS6-2008/OAG-AD-12457313

    Allegedly they're bulletproof both engine and gearbox and bloody powerful but the gearbox -again allegedly- feels outdated and a bit sluggish and typical Audi dynamics (nose-heavy). Price on this one seems pretty steep but I assume prices in your market are totally different.

    If I were you, I'd check the next gen RS6, brilliant soundtrack, fantastic looks and much more alive. It's a car I'd really consider myself as well.


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    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    Porker, only thing I'm interested in from the last gen RS6 is the V10!


    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    RC:

    Nope. No wagon. Hate them. Never got one. I call them housewife or baby movers, even more than SUVs.

    What? Why? That makes no sense, these silly SUVs are the same just higher and less planted on the road. 

    I'm still hunting for an RS2 Smiley


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    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    Porker, are these literally the mirrors, rims and blinkers from a 993?


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    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    Boyko23:

    Anyone with a Dacia here? indecision

    Smiley Smiley


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    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    Atzporsche:
    RC:

    Nope. No wagon. Hate them. Never got one. I call them housewife or baby movers, even more than SUVs.

    What? Why? That makes no sense, these silly SUVs are the same just higher and less planted on the road. 

    I'm still hunting for an RS2 Smiley

    In Germany, most soccer moms and company reps are driving station wagons, so... Smiley

    Or as bluelines would put it: I suffer from SWT (Station Wagon Trauma). Smiley Smiley


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    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    You mean more soccer mums drive station wagons than SUVs? That is a complete reverse from the rest of the world. Very few wagons are sold in Australia nowadays. It's all SUVs


    Re: About to buy a '95 Ford Escort LX

    You mean the women ""try"" ( no ) to drive SUV's / Station Wagons. Around my area they are all a total mess, corner bumper rubs, wheel rubs etc etc. Lords knows why they spend good money and then to just crunch them left right and centre. 


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