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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:30 pm    Post subject: ... a D4 Reply with quote

Admittedly it is a Volvo S60 D4, but with 770 miles on the clock and all the toys, at least I will have a comfortable time whilst waiting for the B3S to be repaired and returned Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been playing with the Volvo this week and it is now displaying blue dials with red needles.

I almost feel at home Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Volvos in my humble opinion make a very nice 3 series sized car and the interior almost feels Germanic to a degree.
How are you coping with all the modern paraphernalia fitted to it ?
Great news that the old girl is getting repaired Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ali-bumble wrote:
The Volvos in my humble opinion make a very nice 3 series sized car and the interior almost feels Germanic to a degree.
How are you coping with all the modern paraphernalia fitted to it ?
Great news that the old girl is getting repaired Cool

Still finding buttons to press and noticing that Swedish logic is different to German, when it comes to how the gizmos might work - given that there is limited paperwork in the car to help me and I haven't had the time to search the internet.

Thus far, I am not a fan of the turbo diesel power delivery. Pulling out of a junction, for example, and it's laggy to start and then it comes in a rush, unlike the much smoother petrol delivery I am used to. I've tried a softer right foot but I then find myself crawling across the hazard zone which leaves me feeling vulnerable.

I also dislike the stop/start function with a passion - particularly on an auto. I am used to releasing pressure on the brake and the car starts moving forward instantly, rather than a hesitation whilst waiting for the starter motor to get things going. Thankfully there's a button to deal with that.

The seats are gorgeous and it sits nicely on the motorway but isn't very nimble in the twisty bits - heavy steering and a heavy car don't make good bedfellows. The fuel tank does last a long time, though.

There's one feature that I am really missing - an automatic dipping rear view mirror. It's funny how you get used to things and take them for granted until it isn't there for you.

And finally, it's enormous compared to my E46 and very dark inside with black headlining, black leather and no sunroof - but, as I said before, at least I have blue dials with red needles.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make sure you don't have it too long, you may give up teaching chemistry to start selling antique's....
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AidanB10 wrote:
Make sure you don't have it too long, you may give up teaching chemistry to start selling antique's....

Ha ha Very Happy

Thankfully it's a saloon so no chance of that - particularly as it has a spare wheel in the boot that takes up half the depth and makes the load space next to useless!
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