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    That Volvo looks like it has everything but sufficient power to move a 4k pound beast around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gravitylover View Post
    That Volvo looks like it has everything but sufficient power to move a 4k pound beast around.
    Volvo is fully invested in turbo 4s. Nothing wrong with that but remember when they had Yamaha V8s?


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    Quote Originally Posted by HankScorpio View Post
    Volvo is fully invested in turbo 4s. Nothing wrong with that but remember when they had Yamaha V8s?
    That's all well and good but I'm driving 200hp now in a car that's sub 2800# and it's slow compared to over half of the cars on the road now. If the test drivers in that article were driving the US motor I don't think they would have had so many great things to say about how playful and fun the car was.

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    No T6 option? Weak sauce.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jm2e View Post
    No T6 option? Weak sauce.
    Do you really need the 1.32 inches extra height? Just get the V60 r-design, or the momentum, or whatever they call it, with the 316 hp
    Iíve had BMWs w/ sport suspension for 12 years now and I drive constantly in the mountains and Iíve needed extra height exactly once, (so we took my buddyís jeep).
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    Yea, I actually didnít know the T6 had extra height. I just know that my XC60 T6 is heavy, feels heavy and having 300hp moves it like a motherfucker. Guessing a T5 engine would make it feel like a Subaru.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gravitylover View Post
    That Volvo looks like it has everything but sufficient power to move a 4k pound beast around.
    Quote Originally Posted by HankScorpio View Post
    Remember when they had Yamaha V8s?

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    Right? WTF is wrong with these guys? At least offer a turbo 6 with 350+ hp. The 4 bangers have 0 appeal to me and I have had Volvo wagons forever.
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    Saw a Volvo V90 in the wild today. Kind of a strange looking wagon. Definitely has a combo of throwback and future design look to it. Stands out in a crowd of cute SUVs.

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    I saw a V90 CC at the stealership when I stopped in for some parts. The car looked great, but I can't get around that 4 banger engine. My neighbor just bought a sweet looking RS5. With the seats folded down there is plenty of room for the big pups with the hatchback. Now I just need $75k I can piss away on a depreciating toy.
    Quote Originally Posted by leroy jenkins View Post
    I think you'd have an easier time understanding people if you remembered that 80% of them are fucking morons.
    That is why I like dogs, more than most people.

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    Wagon Stoke

    You guys need to get over your four-cylinder fear.
    And by the way, itís the XC versions that are jacked up, why get an XC? Get a regular V 60 with whichever options you want and the more HP engine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plugboots View Post
    You guys need to get over your four-cylinder fear.
    It's not the lack of cylinders that scare me. It's the fact that to get the good power they do, Volvo has turbocharged AND supercharged them (simultaneously) with some hybrid tech on top with some. It's very cool tech, but I'm not quite sure I can trust it for my kind of long term use. I like to get at least 200K miles before moving on. My current naturally aspirated I-6 may be slow as balls, but at least it's incredibly reliable. Their non-turbo engines last freaking forever. They've historically done great with turbos too (especially their light turbo's like the old GLT line), BUT their new "twin-charged" systems need some more time on the market to prove themselves before I'm willing to drop that kind of coin on one.

    Who knows? Perhaps they'll prove me wrong, but they're too new to market to know either way.

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    You are an anomaly. Car brands (other than toyota) don't sell to 200k mile owners. Luxury car buyers are 50k owners not even 100k.

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    ^^^ Both good points. But basically youíre not going to have the choice anyway. Wait as long as you can, till they work most of the bugs out, and thatís that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simple View Post
    You are an anomaly. Car brands (other than toyota) don't sell to 200k mile owners. Luxury car buyers are 50k owners not even 100k.
    When it comes to Volvo, I don't think I'm quite such an anomaly. Durability had long been a point of pride with the company. At least it used to be. Perhaps they've gone the way of BMW in who they're marketing to, so you very well could be right. It does seem they've changed their marketing approach since the days of the 240, so I'm not sure. Either way, their new HIGHLY forced induced engines spook me.

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    Yeah I think they have changed since the 240. Have you been to a Volvo dealer lately? It is a luxury brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simple View Post
    Yeah I think they have changed since the 240. Have you been to a Volvo dealer lately? It is a luxury brand.
    Yeah, I stop by for parts occasionally, but I supposed I wasn't paying enough attention. I just went to their website and evidently the S40 is now gone from their lineup. Also RIP C30, V40, S70/V70. Bummer! Looks like they're definitely chasing the luxury market. I wonder if you can even get cloth seats any more. Doesn't look like it.

    Don't get me wrong, though. Volvo does luxury right and IMO their interiors rival some of the best from Europe. In fact, in proper Scandinavian form, I find their cabins to be the most "pleasant" if that makes sense. After we retire the old XC70, it's going to be REALLY tough to downgrade to any lesser cabin.

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    My mother in law got a V90 last year. Insane wagon; light years ahead of the XC70. Not as insane as my buddy's super charged RS6 wagon however.

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    I pretty much am on the same page as Austin and the new Volvos. My 2006 just rolled over 190k miles and I hope she will last until at least 250k miles (4 more years). A lot of repairs this year, but previously was really easy on me for a few years, so whatever. Once my V70R is over the hill, we may just be a one car family. Something that can tow a light camper is likely what is next for us. If I was buying today, it would be a 2014/15 Q7 TDI with the great extended warranty, as there is no longer a wagon out there that does everything I need sold in N.A.
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    Thumbs up 2018 Golf Alltrack S DSG

    Count me in as a new member on the Wagon Stoke bandwagon.

    Just drove this home on Saturday...2018 VW Golf Alltrack S, Silk Blue W/ Black interior.
    Former Dealer Service Loaner w/ 8,500mi. on the clock.


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    Only 127 mi. behind the wheel personally so far...and I'm very much digging it!


    TBH, I was really hoping for a 6M trans, but 6M S's are rare as hen's teeth in my neck of the woods.
    Didn't want the big sunroof SE or SEL.

    I just got tired of trying to find one locally and/or arranging shipping or travel.
    A few co-workers have DSG Golfs, and seem to like them.
    This car showed up on my radar recently, so I grabbed it!

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    Nice! Congrats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plugboots View Post
    You guys need to get over your four-cylinder fear.
    And by the way, it’s the XC versions that are jacked up, why get an XC? Get a regular V 60 with whichever options you want and the more HP engine.
    Curious about this train of thought...arent these smaller, boosted engines having to work harder and therefore wear out faster? Are you telling me the tech has improved so much that the extra boost forces and higher RPMS going to wear out faster? Sure race cars can be 4 bangers, but they arent expected to last 200k..

    serious question, seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supermodel159 View Post
    ...Not as insane as my buddy's super charged RS6 wagon however.
    dammit...i am going to have to move to Euroland!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ol' Moss-Back View Post
    Count me in as a new member on the Wagon Stoke bandwagon.

    Just drove this home on Saturday...2018 VW Golf Alltrack S, Silk Blue W/ Black interior.
    Former Dealer Service Loaner w/ 8,500mi. on the clock.


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    Only 127 mi. behind the wheel personally so far...and I'm very much digging it!


    TBH, I was really hoping for a 6M trans, but 6M S's are rare as hen's teeth in my neck of the woods.
    Didn't want the big sunroof SE or SEL.

    I just got tired of trying to find one locally and/or arranging shipping or travel.
    A few co-workers have DSG Golfs, and seem to like them.
    This car showed up on my radar recently, so I grabbed it!

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    I have almost 50K on ou 2017 S, same color but with the Marrrakesh interior. I would have preferred a stick but they were not available when we we needed ours. I will say I am happy with the DSG and while it is not as precise as a true stick on the back roads, it is still a lifted wagon and not a Miata. If I had to do it again...considerering the other options out there, I would probably get one again...or maybe the Buick wagon if I was going to step up.
    Click. Point. Chute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cycology1 View Post
    Curious about this train of thought...arent these smaller, boosted engines having to work harder and therefore wear out faster? Are you telling me the tech has improved so much that the extra boost forces and higher RPMS going to wear out faster? Sure race cars can be 4 bangers, but they arent expected to last 200k..

    serious question, seriously.
    Unless the industry has made some miraculous improvements in bearing and engine technology, I'm unsure of how they can defeat physics on this one. I also foresee a LOT of future trouble with emissions systems, which HAVE to be seriously complicated on something with both turbochargers AND superchargers all in one setup. Toss in hybrid tech like the T8 versions have and now we have electrical complications on top of it. I'm not scared of any of these technologies by themselves, but shoehorning in 3 at once and making a 4-cyl do the work of a V-8 and then some just doesn't give me a ton of confidence for a 200K+ mile car. I could very well be proven wrong, but I'M not going to be the early adopter on this one.

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    Nothing against the XCs and Alltracks, etc., but once a wagon has been lifted, isn't it a crossover? Maybe I'm being pedantic, but the lift and tires completely changes the dynamics of the vehicle, and the lifted wagon has basically killed the sport wagon, so I don't really see them being the same thing.
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