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muddywheels
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Volvo XC90 T8

As JPR as seen fit to hijack my thread I thought I would start one for him Whistle

https://www.driving.co.uk/car-reviews/the-...scription/ Laughing

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THE RANGE†Rover is an excellent car; fast, luxurious, well made and capable of bumping smoothly over a grouse moor. Itís so excellent in fact that shortly after you take delivery, it will be stolen.

The problem has reached such epidemic proportions that whenever the police in London are not investigating former MPs and army officers for no reason at all, they are apparently under orders to pull over every Range Rover they see. Because chances are the man at the wheel is on his way to Albania.

I suspect this would take the sheen off the ownership experience; coming out of your house in the morning to find your car isnít there. Or finding it is there and being pulled over every hundred yards by a policeman who will assume you are rich and that therefore you must at some point have done some inappropriate touching.

So if you are not going to buy a Range Rover, what other choices do you have? Well, only one, Iím afraid. And itís the new Volvo XC90. And now your shoulders have sagged and you are thinking that if thatís the only other option, you may as well commit suicide.

I get that. As a small boy you didnít lie in bed at night dreaming of the day you could own a Volvo. Itís something you buy for practical reasons, like a pair of gardening gloves. Itís what you do when you are old and everything stops working down there. Itís just somewhere to sit while you wait for the Grim Reaper to pop his head round the corner and say: ďReady?Ē
 


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muddywheels
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Bit of chatter on the dark side Thumbs Up http://www.disco3.co.uk/forum/topic154460.html 


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Post #515853 Wed Jan 25 2017 7:43pm
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SRE



Member Since: 16 Jan 2010
Location: Alicante Prov Spain + Hampshire UK
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2011 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Santorini Black

Begs the question about Korea, what will Hyundai and/or Kia do. Whistle In Spain - Santorini Black 2011 HSE
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Post #515888 Thu Jan 26 2017 11:12am
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JPR 1



Member Since: 29 Jan 2013
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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Stornoway Grey
Re: Volvo XC90 T8

Laughing Laughing Laughing

muddywheels wrote:
As JPR as seen fit to hijack my thread I thought I would start one for him Whistle

https://www.driving.co.uk/car-reviews/the-...scription/ Laughing

Quote:
THE RANGE†Rover is an excellent car; fast, luxurious, well made and capable of bumping smoothly over a grouse moor. Itís so excellent in fact that shortly after you take delivery, it will be stolen.

The problem has reached such epidemic proportions that whenever the police in London are not investigating former MPs and army officers for no reason at all, they are apparently under orders to pull over every Range Rover they see. Because chances are the man at the wheel is on his way to Albania.

I suspect this would take the sheen off the ownership experience; coming out of your house in the morning to find your car isnít there. Or finding it is there and being pulled over every hundred yards by a policeman who will assume you are rich and that therefore you must at some point have done some inappropriate touching.

So if you are not going to buy a Range Rover, what other choices do you have? Well, only one, Iím afraid. And itís the new Volvo XC90. And now your shoulders have sagged and you are thinking that if thatís the only other option, you may as well commit suicide.

I get that. As a small boy you didnít lie in bed at night dreaming of the day you could own a Volvo. Itís something you buy for practical reasons, like a pair of gardening gloves. Itís what you do when you are old and everything stops working down there. Itís just somewhere to sit while you wait for the Grim Reaper to pop his head round the corner and say: ďReady?Ē
 Current Volvo XC90 R Design T8
Gone 2010 TDV8. Stornoway Grey
Gone VW R50, AUDI S8, ML320 Sport, FFRR V8
Stolen 2007 TDV8.

Post #515897 Thu Jan 26 2017 1:04pm
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muddywheels
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Keep updating us JPR as I for one am genuinely interested in the T8 - the Mitsubishi is great but lacks the luxurious interior I'm used to with RRS Thumbs Up 


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Post #515901 Thu Jan 26 2017 1:31pm
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JPR 1



Member Since: 29 Jan 2013
Location: Cheshire
Posts: 435

United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Stornoway Grey

I have had the car for a year in March 2017. I have not issues with the car whatsoever, there was a recall which Volvo actually rang me, collected the car, did the update and delivered back all nice and shiny.

All software updates are done through an app in car so you can check if there are any for maps , local information, car parks shopping etc., The phone APP is brilliant I can turn the heater on and off from it, check mileage, warnings, lock/unlock, flash lights and sound horn in case you lose your 5 meter long car. Must say it never really feels that big, and the self park is excellent in even really tight spots. The safety features I think it was voted safest SUV on the planet last year, so always a bonus. Boot is huge, rear adjustable seat, with amazing legroom I am over 6ft and can virtually stretch my legs out. Front seats are very comfortable with multiple adjustments, one of the main reasons for choosing the XC90 in the end was the seats.
Full panoramic opening sunroof with curtain is great in the summer.

The ride is comfortable with easy access to all controls the centre screen is huge and easy to read, will also plays movies and music videos via the USB in the armrest. The HUD is s very useful when navigating. First service due soon so will keep you informed. Anything you wish to now about especially, let me know. Current Volvo XC90 R Design T8
Gone 2010 TDV8. Stornoway Grey
Gone VW R50, AUDI S8, ML320 Sport, FFRR V8
Stolen 2007 TDV8.

Post #515902 Thu Jan 26 2017 1:56pm
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SRE



Member Since: 16 Jan 2010
Location: Alicante Prov Spain + Hampshire UK
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2011 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Santorini Black

muddywheels wrote:
Keep updating us JPR as I for one am genuinely interested in the T8 - the Mitsubishi is great but lacks the luxurious interior I'm used to with RRS Thumbs Up


I just knew the float would reach it's sell by date sooner rather than later Thud In Spain - Santorini Black 2011 HSE
In UK - Not saying, but its NOT a Muddy Milk Float.
Gone - Several Lode Lane vehicles
- Beta User

Post #515903 Thu Jan 26 2017 2:08pm
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Ady 555
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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Santorini Black

muddywheels wrote:
Keep updating us JPR as I for one am genuinely interested in the T8 - the Mitsubishi is great but lacks the luxurious interior I'm used to with RRS Thumbs Up


He's beginning to crack under the pressure SRE... Wink Laughing

Muddy, how are you going to get the price tag 60K + passed Mrs Wheels? Rolling with laughter Big Cry

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muddywheels
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Not ready to change yet so time to work on her Ady Wink 


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Ady 555
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As the saying goes, it's easier to say sorry, than ask permission Muddy. Wink Laughing

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muddywheels
Milk Float Man


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Thumbs Up Laughing 


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FL2s
Jag X-type
D2s - MGTF
FL1s
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