leaving for volvo land

Discussion in 'Engine' started by philepo, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. philepo

    philepo Active Member

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    Hello all,

    This is the best forum ever :thumb:, there are always super quick replies and help. But my MB has come to end of the road for me and been replaced by a vovlo diesel (save money on fuel - and its actually very rapid too; nice 5 cylinder growl).

    Thanks for all the advice and hopefully I will rejoin in a couple of years when diesel MBs have depreciated! :D

    Rgds, P
     
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  2. trapperjohn

    trapperjohn MB Enthusiast

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    Enjoy the Volvo P.

    I'm sure you will be back in Mercedes land some time.

    Stick around on the forum and let us know how the Volvo is going.

    CHEERS
     
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  3. MicB

    MicB MB Enthusiast

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    Volvos are ''good'' cars but they are not ''drivers'' cars. I have a Volvo and it serves its purpose perfectly but I would never think to myself......I fancy going for a drive......I think I will take the Volvo.

    See you soon.

    Mic
     
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  4. Red C220

    Red C220 MB Enthusiast

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    I had a Saab that fitted that description perfecty.

    Nothing wrong with it at all - just had absolutely no character.
     
  5. 312 Sprinter

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    Nor are Mercedes driver's cars really. I'm not entirely convinced any modern saloon is a driver's car, including offerings from BMW. Modern saloons and estates are no more exciting than a washing machine. Useful to own, but not exciting.
     
  6. horgantrevor

    horgantrevor MB Enthusiast

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    get your bum in a amg merc it can be a old one for two grand or a new one

    and if you call it a washing machine theirs some thing wrong with your cycle (washing that is )

    it depends on the car of model no make
     
  7. Mike Walker

    Mike Walker MB Enthusiast

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    Now where is my spell check button? Tongue firmly in cheek as always!
     
  8. 312 Sprinter

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    I've driven them, and on the whole I don't especially like them. I've had more fun in an Austin A40 on crossply tyres than in an AMG. By the time you're having fun in an AMG or a Volvo T5R or an M sport BMW on a public road you're deep into driving licence losing territory. For me that takes the edge of the fun.

    I think the OP will enjoy his D5. They're pretty nice. I've got a Volvo S80 D5 as well as a Volvo 940 SE Turbo. The Volvo 940 replaced a much newer Mercedes E320CDI and I've never once regretted that decision. I always pick up the keys to the 940 rather than the S80 when going on a long drive.
     
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    philepo

    philepo Active Member

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    It's an 850 TDI and is not as nice to drive as the merc - fr wheel drive and low profile tyres don't help. But, it has immense mid range overtaking power, really addictive, and it does 40+ mpg which is what I really need for a while. Oh, and it isn't as rusty as my newer merc!

    Does anyone use snake oil in their diesel? Was thinking of treating it to a redex/miller type thing, but my head says why bother?
     
  10. Harrythedog

    Harrythedog MB Enthusiast

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    Drove a Merc for 9 years then changed to a Volvo XC90, nice motor but just too many "noises" for me. After using a Merc auto box the Volvo one seemed prehistoric. 6 months later went to local Merc dealers for an E-class. Doubt if I'll ever go to the dark side again
     
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    Guess you have not driven a 960/v90 volvo then engineering is 1st class once you learn that it hates corners but comfort is its best feature with reliability outstanding I have two 960s estates plus a v90 +mb e430 and THE BEAST e55 amg est.My 960s travelled to GIB so many times they knew the way mileage 417k/287k this tells factor as long term high miler my e430 now resides in france as costs to maintain in uk are too high . Verdict comfort VOLVO reliable VOLVO performance MB E55AMG not e430
     
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    crockers MB Enthusiast

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    Just why are Volvo and Saab seats so comfortable ?
     
  13. timskemp

    timskemp MB Enthusiast

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    Because they care. I had an S60, and now have an S40, and they're both supremely comfortable and easy cars to drive.

    The S60 had five cylinders and a remap too :)

    I like my cars to be capable of ludicrous speed, and yet relaxing and comfortable most of the time. That's why I don't drive Audis or BMWs.
     
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    philepo Active Member

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    Back in merc land!
    850 TDI was a great car, I then upgraded slightly to a V70, super reliable, no rust, amazing seats, fast and economical.
    However, turing circle o a large fwd car was supertanker size and embarrassing at times. plus the whole thing felt like an ordinary car but built to a high standard (perhaps the other way round for some mercs!)
     
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    welcome back

    what MB are you driving?
     
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    philepo Active Member

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    I got a c270cdi, w203, and I love it. Feel like a car hued from a solid piece of granite.
    cheers, P
     

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