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    Re: Family car - Volvo XC90

    bluelines:
    Lars997:
    bluelines:
    dreamcar:

    You are losing the battle Lars - admit defeat gracefully and join the happy band of Volvo drivers Smiley

    Smiley

    Yeap - it seems like. I will go this week to my dealer and if everything is smooth I will order that Swedish car. Never thought that the impact of getting older is that intense SmileySmiley

    Soon you will be listening to Swedish schlager music and eating meatballs too. It is game over buddy Smiley

    Smiley


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    Re: Family car - Volvo XC90

     - I love your comments guys!

    I just ordered a XC90 T8, fully spec'ed. Also included a so called Polestar Upgrade, which adds another 14 HP and 40 NM compared with a higher throttle response. Unfortunately delivery will take until Jan 2017 

    Thanks again for all your comments, they helped to make up my mind! ... now I will lay back in my rocking chair, eat my Koeterbollar, dream about ABBA and our next family vacation in Uppsala. broken heart 


    Re: Family car - Volvo XC90

    Lars997:

     - I love your comments guys!

    I just ordered a XC90 T8, fully spec'ed. Also included a so called Polestar Upgrade, which adds another 14 HP and 40 NM compared with a higher throttle response. Unfortunately delivery will take until Jan 2017 

    Thanks again for all your comments, they helped to make up my mind! ... now I will lay back in my rocking chair, eat my Koeterbollar, dream about ABBA and our next family vacation in Uppsala. broken heart 

    Attaboy... Smiley Smiley


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    Re: Family car - Volvo XC90

    Congrats Lars! wink


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    Re: Family car - Volvo XC90

    Thanks guys! wink


    Re: Family car - Volvo XC90

    Congrats Lars !  I hope it will meet your expectations wink


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    Re: Family car - Volvo XC90

    Lars997:

    I just ordered a XC90 T8, fully spec'ed. Also included a so called Polestar Upgrade, which adds another 14 HP and 40 NM compared with a higher throttle response. Unfortunately delivery will take until Jan 2017 

    Are you able to get Swedish factory delivery as a European?  In the US, most Volvo models come with 2 airline tickets on SAS, a nice hotel for free, and a good discount on the vehicle from the sticker price (but I think XC90 is excluded due to high demand).


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    Re: Family car - Volvo XC90

    Grant:
    Lars997:

    I just ordered a XC90 T8, fully spec'ed. Also included a so called Polestar Upgrade, which adds another 14 HP and 40 NM compared with a higher throttle response. Unfortunately delivery will take until Jan 2017 

    Are you able to get Swedish factory delivery as a European?  In the US, most Volvo models come with 2 airline tickets on SAS, a nice hotel for free, and a good discount on the vehicle from the sticker price (but I think XC90 is excluded due to high demand).

    That would be an excellent introduction to the Swedish lifestyle.


    Re: Family car - Volvo XC90

    apias:
    Grant:
    Lars997:

    I just ordered a XC90 T8, fully spec'ed. Also included a so called Polestar Upgrade, which adds another 14 HP and 40 NM compared with a higher throttle response. Unfortunately delivery will take until Jan 2017 

    Are you able to get Swedish factory delivery as a European?  In the US, most Volvo models come with 2 airline tickets on SAS, a nice hotel for free, and a good discount on the vehicle from the sticker price (but I think XC90 is excluded due to high demand).

    That would be an excellent introduction to the Swedish lifestyle.

    That is, free education, sexual liberation and EVERYONE drives a Volvo indecision


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    Re: Family car - Volvo XC90

    There you go Lars, factory delivery, and leave the wife at home.


    Re: Family car - Volvo XC90

    Congrat Lars!  I like this car very much like many people on this forum. kiss  


    Re: Family car - Volvo XC90

    Lars997:

     - I love your comments guys!

    I just ordered a XC90 T8, fully spec'ed. Also included a so called Polestar Upgrade, which adds another 14 HP and 40 NM compared with a higher throttle response. Unfortunately delivery will take until Jan 2017 

    Thanks again for all your comments, they helped to make up my mind! ... now I will lay back in my rocking chair, eat my Koeterbollar, dream about ABBA and our next family vacation in Uppsala. broken heart 

    Congrats Lars on a great choice Smiley

    You should take a peak at these clips to be prepared yourself Smiley

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8_7yPocGPg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYklPeVm9uY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aB2AklGatE


    Re: Family car - Volvo XC90

    Lukas:
    Lars997:

     - I love your comments guys!

    I just ordered a XC90 T8, fully spec'ed. Also included a so called Polestar Upgrade, which adds another 14 HP and 40 NM compared with a higher throttle response. Unfortunately delivery will take until Jan 2017 

    Thanks again for all your comments, they helped to make up my mind! ... now I will lay back in my rocking chair, eat my Koeterbollar, dream about ABBA and our next family vacation in Uppsala. broken heart 

    Congrats Lars on a great choice Smiley

    You should take a peak at these clips to be prepared yourself Smiley

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8_7yPocGPg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYklPeVm9uY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aB2AklGatE

    SmileySmileySmiley

    Here are two more which are great as introduction, The Stockholm Syndrome:

    Part 1: http://www.ebaumsworld.com/videos/the-stockholm-syndrome-part-1/83107953/

    Part 2:  http://www.ebaumsworld.com/videos/the-stockholm-syndrome-part-2/83107993/

     


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    Re: Family car - Volvo XC90

    God, this is the end of the Porsche centric Rennteam. First the R8 thread now the Volvolaugh


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    Re: Family car - Volvo XC90

    Thanks guys - you are awesome!

    @Grant: Actually - I didnt even ask for factory delivery. The car will be delivered in January, means it would be a night delivery smiley

    @bluelines: "sexual liberation and EVERYONE" - tell me more about my friend. I always thought this is why 50% of the Swiss are coming every weekend to Germany broken heart

    @lukas/bluelines: Thanks for the Videos. I laughed a lot and I feel like driving to IKEA now.

    @Whoopsy: Imagine that - a Volvo as safety car on Area 27 smiley


    Re: Family car - Volvo XC90

    Whoopsy:

    God, this is the end of the Porsche centric Rennteam. First the R8 thread now the Volvolaugh

    Nah, just some older guys getting a midlife crisis...or just (car) confused. Smiley Smiley

    Maybe Porsche should learn from this: Why would people who love Porsche choose a different brand?! Smiley


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    Re: Family car - Volvo XC90

    RC:
    Whoopsy:

    God, this is the end of the Porsche centric Rennteam. First the R8 thread now the Volvolaugh

    Nah, just some older guys getting a midlife crisis...or just (car) confused. Smiley Smiley

    Maybe Porsche should learn from this: Why would people who love Porsche choose a different brand?! Smiley

    I bet Porsche did not count with Volvo sneaking up like that 


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    Re: Family car - Volvo XC90

    bluelines:
    RC:
    Whoopsy:

    God, this is the end of the Porsche centric Rennteam. First the R8 thread now the Volvolaugh

    Nah, just some older guys getting a midlife crisis...or just (car) confused. Smiley Smiley

    Maybe Porsche should learn from this: Why would people who love Porsche choose a different brand?! Smiley

    I bet Porsche did not count with Volvo sneaking up like that 

    Definitely not. Smiley Smiley


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    Re: Family car - Volvo XC90

    RC:
    bluelines:
    RC:
    Whoopsy:

    God, this is the end of the Porsche centric Rennteam. First the R8 thread now the Volvolaugh

    Nah, just some older guys getting a midlife crisis...or just (car) confused. Smiley Smiley

    Maybe Porsche should learn from this: Why would people who love Porsche choose a different brand?! Smiley

    I bet Porsche did not count with Volvo sneaking up like that 

    Definitely not. Smiley Smiley

    Well, Porsche lost a unit sell to our member, Volvophile dreamcar Smiley ..


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    Re: Family car - Volvo XC90

    RC:
    Whoopsy:

    God, this is the end of the Porsche centric Rennteam. First the R8 thread now the Volvolaugh

    Nah, just some older guys getting a midlife crisis...or just (car) confused. Smiley Smiley

    Maybe Porsche should learn from this: Why would people who love Porsche choose a different brand?! Smiley

    I was test driving the Cayenne Hybrid. This car is not even close to match with the Volvo. Technology and drive ability are way behind at the Porsche. Interior and leather quality is top notch at Volvo and the best of it, people will probably less envy a Volvo than a car with the Horse on the batch!

     


    Re: Family car - Volvo XC90

    Lars997:
    RC:
    Whoopsy:

    God, this is the end of the Porsche centric Rennteam. First the R8 thread now the Volvolaugh

    Nah, just some older guys getting a midlife crisis...or just (car) confused. Smiley Smiley

    Maybe Porsche should learn from this: Why would people who love Porsche choose a different brand?! Smiley

    I was test driving the Cayenne Hybrid. This car is not even close to match with the Volvo. Technology and drive ability are way behind at the Porsche. Interior and leather quality is top notch at Volvo and the best of it, people will probably less envy a Volvo than a car with the Horse on the batch!

     

    This is very true. Smiley


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    Re: Family car - Volvo XC90

    Lars997:
    RC:
    Whoopsy:

    God, this is the end of the Porsche centric Rennteam. First the R8 thread now the Volvolaugh

    Nah, just some older guys getting a midlife crisis...or just (car) confused. Smiley Smiley

    Maybe Porsche should learn from this: Why would people who love Porsche choose a different brand?! Smiley

    I was test driving the Cayenne Hybrid. This car is not even close to match with the Volvo. Technology and drive ability are way behind at the Porsche. Interior and leather quality is top notch at Volvo and the best of it, people will probably less envy a Volvo than a car with the Horse on the batch!

    You killed it with post Lars! angel angry indecision

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    Re: Family car - Volvo XC90

    bluelines:
    Lars997:
    RC:
    Whoopsy:

    God, this is the end of the Porsche centric Rennteam. First the R8 thread now the Volvolaugh

    Nah, just some older guys getting a midlife crisis...or just (car) confused. Smiley Smiley

    Maybe Porsche should learn from this: Why would people who love Porsche choose a different brand?! Smiley

    I was test driving the Cayenne Hybrid. This car is not even close to match with the Volvo. Technology and drive ability are way behind at the Porsche. Interior and leather quality is top notch at Volvo and the best of it, people will probably less envy a Volvo than a car with the Horse on the batch!

    You killed it with post Lars! angel angry indecision

    1468488250585image.gif

    Oh yes... a time long before the bush was in the white house and still was where it meant to be Smiley


    Re: Family car - Volvo XC90

    I was always a fan of the Bush in the White House, not so much of the bush Down Under. smiley angry 


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    Re: Family car - Volvo XC90

    throt:
    RC:
    bluelines:
    RC:
    Whoopsy:

    God, this is the end of the Porsche centric Rennteam. First the R8 thread now the Volvolaugh

    Nah, just some older guys getting a midlife crisis...or just (car) confused. Smiley Smiley

    Maybe Porsche should learn from this: Why would people who love Porsche choose a different brand?! Smiley

    I bet Porsche did not count with Volvo sneaking up like that 

    Definitely not. Smiley Smiley

    Well, Porsche lost a unit sell to our member, Volvophile dreamcar Smiley ..

    Smiley Smiley Smiley 


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    Re: Family car - Volvo XC90

    Lars997:
    RC:
    Whoopsy:

    God, this is the end of the Porsche centric Rennteam. First the R8 thread now the Volvolaugh

    Nah, just some older guys getting a midlife crisis...or just (car) confused. Smiley Smiley

    Maybe Porsche should learn from this: Why would people who love Porsche choose a different brand?! Smiley

    I was test driving the Cayenne Hybrid. This car is not even close to match with the Volvo. Technology and drive ability are way behind at the Porsche. Interior and leather quality is top notch at Volvo and the best of it, people will probably less envy a Volvo than a car with the Horse on the batch!

     

    You are not seriously comparing the Cayenne with the Volvo? Porsche Cayenne is still the best SUV on the market (sport oriented). The Volvo is not on the list even for X5/Q7/ML clients. It's an upgrade for people coming from the non-premium segment who don't care much about handling and substantial automobile qualities.


    Re: Family car - Volvo XC90

    Correction, the Macan is the best SUV ont the market, Cayenne being second smiley


    Re: Family car - Volvo XC90

    @Herbaliser and @Scifrog: Stay clear boys - the ultimate SUV is still the Lada Niva  

    @Herbaliser - have you ever driven a Volvo? I actually though a week ago that I will never do. After test driving I got the qualities. The Cayenne is a great car no doubt! It drives where nice, but be assured - after all the cars we been testing the last couple of weeks we recognized that others are not worse at all. Closest to the feel of the Cayenne (but certainly a newer and more development) is the Levante. The Range Rove Sport has its proven qualities and the X5 is sporty and very handy, too. What makes the Volvo different is that it feels much more light. It feels at least 1 Meter shorter than it is. The Cayenne is refined but you can feel that it has seen some years. Go to the next Volvo dealer and test drive it.

    If you make a comment that bold, you better make the same extensive test series we did. We been driving 11 cars - try this on the Maledives 


    Re: Family car - Volvo XC90

    Many people are prejudiced against Volvo from the days where their vehicles were akin to a military armoured personnel carrier and handled and drove in the same way. They've come a long way since then. Volvo still don't make cars that are the "ultimate driving machine" to coin BMW's tag line. But comparing their products with the default German equivalents they are at least on a par. We looked at many options before buying our V40, despite all saying the VW Golf is the best small hatch neither of us found it comfortable, the fascia whilst being of high quality is typically dark and austere.It has the styling and character of domestic a It's also way overpriced. VW dealerships, much like BMW are arrogant and the sales staff have a couldn't care less attitude in the belief that it makes no difference how offhand they are the public will still beg to buy their cars.  The BMW 1 series is unspeakably bad. The Audi A3 is the closest rival, but again not as comfortable and much more expensive. Volvo products are also bring a refreshing individuality in what is becoming an increasingly bland and same-sameness about almost every other manufacturer. And we all know the contempt VW Group feel about their customers by the way they cheated emissions, the residual values of their cars have fallen off a cliff as a result and apart from the US (which has much stronger consumer protection) have refused to offer any compensation. 


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    Re: Family car - Volvo XC90

    Congrats Lars, Volvo looks nice in and out but I´m surprised you like it so much after test drive, it must be much better car than expected! 


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