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    The latest Mercedes wagons have S-class style interiors. The w212 is more austere. The W211 wagon took interior styling from the S-class as well. As did earlier W124. In that respect the W212 was an outlier. Itís still nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4matic View Post
    The latest Mercedes wagons have S-class style interiors. The w212 is more austere. The W211 wagon took interior styling from the S-class as well. As did earlier W124. In that respect the W212 was an outlier. Itís still nice.
    Well said. I agree 100%. Now as to the exterior functionality, I have become quite spoiled by my LED headlights. WTF?! How come nobody has ever told me how insanely good headlights could be?! The way the lights bend when you turn the steering wheel and how it lights up your turns when you put your blinker on. Goddam! These things are AMAZING! And my car's 8 years old! MB was (is?) clearly light years ahead of everybody else in this department. I am flabbergasted at how unreal these babies are.

    https://youtu.be/jlkS-tPqFPU?si=fE72WOtfwauB5bu9

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    Huh, I can never get enough light when I drive so I may need to look at that down the road. I need to investigate a light bar for the Cayenne as I want more light.

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    For me it's not so much the volume of light it's what it illuminates. I want more light on the road but not as bright up close as fogs are. I always feel like I'm overdriving my lights and missing pavement problems and where mild corners start.

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    Not quite a wagon, but thought this might appreciated here. I almost popped on this but just donít have room in the stable at the moment.

    https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/...666420094.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by liv2ski View Post
    Huh, I can never get enough light when I drive so I may need to look at that down the road. I need to investigate a light bar for the Cayenne as I want more light.
    Oh, you HAVE to check 'em out. Now that I've gotten used to them, it's a non-negotiable feature I'll demand for my next car. They are THAT good. Just absolutely crystal clear.

    Quote Originally Posted by gravitylover View Post
    For me it's not so much the volume of light it's what it illuminates. I want more light on the road but not as bright up close as fogs are. I always feel like I'm overdriving my lights and missing pavement problems and where mild corners start.
    Yup. Not just about sheer brightness. It's HOW everything's lit up and that's where these lights are top of the pack in that department.

    With everyone these days focusing so much on HP ratings, 0-60 times, and NŁrburgring laps, we too often forget about the things that REALLY matter. Like seeing where you're going. Haha. So get this, evidently thanks to backwards US "safety" regs, the US MB's were a bit neutered as to not give us the full functionality the Euros get, BUT I just learned on a Benz forum that it can be unlocked via software. FKNA!!!

    This is what I'm talking about. Check this video out. It's freaking insane:



    This is also worth a watch:


    The way it blocks the beam of the car IN FRONT of you is a trip to see in action. I wish was a standard feature in new cars. Would be a welcome departure from the constant blinding from brodozers with their brights on in my rear window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MontuckyFried View Post
    I have become quite spoiled by my LED headlights. WTF?! How come nobody has ever told me how insanely good headlights could be?!
    True that. I sold my 2009 CLK because it had the lowly halogens that were unacceptable compared to my 2004 Xenons. Once you've had that superior level of lighting it's impossible to accept less. Yours has the auto high beams too? Love that feature..

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyNameIsAugustWest View Post
    Ongoing maintenance costs should be about the same...Volvo's ain't cheap to maintain although I now do my own brakes which saves a shit ton.
    Any protips? I need to do the fronts on our XC90 and have been putting it off. The turn has happened, so I need to get my shit together before the snow falls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuntmonkey View Post
    Any protips? I need to do the fronts on our XC90 and have been putting it off. The turn has happened, so I need to get my shit together before the snow falls.
    Tons of PB Blaster, an impact wrench, a breaker bar, and a lot of patience. Volvo brakes are burly, but on the plus side mine lasted freaking forever! Which also meant that all the hardware was seized up something fierce. They're not rocket science or anything. Mine were just a bitch to get the old caliper bolts out mainly. Reassembly was a piece of cake tho.

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    SODO moto always has interesting stuff

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    damn thatís my color

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuntmonkey View Post
    Any protips? I need to do the fronts on our XC90 and have been putting it off. The turn has happened, so I need to get my shit together before the snow falls.
    I started after I sold my S60...watch YouTube videos. There's tons of them out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supermodel159 View Post
    A "HIGH SCHOOLER?!" You kidding? You in Beverly Hills or something? Haha. That car's pretty fly for just about anybody! I miss that body style with its reasonably sized kidney grills and what not. Seriously tho, I see what your saying. At its price point, that IS cheaper than what many are ponying up for their kids' cars these days. I woulda killed to have something like that in HS. Think of all the shenanigans and hijinks with all that space!


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    Quote Originally Posted by MontuckyFried View Post
    Tons of PB Blaster, an impact wrench, a breaker bar, and a lot of patience. Volvo brakes are burly, but on the plus side mine lasted freaking forever! Which also meant that all the hardware was seized up something fierce. They're not rocket science or anything. Mine were just a bitch to get the old caliper bolts out mainly. Reassembly was a piece of cake tho.

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    and get akebono padsÖ nearly dustless to keep them rims looking sharp!

    does your xc90 have the drum e-brake?


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    Quote Originally Posted by twomartinis View Post
    and get akebono pads… nearly dustless to keep them rims looking sharp!

    does your xc90 have the drum e-brake?
    Akebono's are fantastic and I recommend them as well, but I went with the PowerStop performance setup and they've lasted marvelously with great stopping power. I actually had the XC70, but same setup as the 90 depending on the year. No drum e-brake, but it had the motorized parking brakes which were surprisingly easy to deal with thanks to the power of YouTube tutorials.

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    "Akebono." Love saying that name.
    I'd like to introduce you to my two boys, Akebono and Ferodo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MontuckyFried View Post
    A "HIGH SCHOOLER?!" You kidding? You in Beverly Hills or something? Haha. That car's pretty fly for just about anybody! I miss that body style with its reasonably sized kidney grills and what not. Seriously tho, I see what your saying. At its price point, that IS cheaper than what many are ponying up for their kids' cars these days. I woulda killed to have something like that in HS. Think of all the shenanigans and hijinks with all that space!

    Not Beverly Hills, but close.

    My high schooler comment was based on price and clean history. Even 15 year old 4Runners with 200k+ miles are priced way over this BMW Wagon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supermodel159 View Post
    that would be a sweet mountain car.

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    Wagon Stoke

    Quote Originally Posted by MontuckyFried View Post
    A "HIGH SCHOOLER?!" You kidding? You in Beverly Hills or something? Haha. That car's pretty fly for just about anybody! I miss that body style with its reasonably sized kidney grills and what not. Seriously tho, I see what your saying. At its price point, that IS cheaper than what many are ponying up for their kids' cars these days. I woulda killed to have something like that in HS. Think of all the shenanigans and hijinks with all that space!
    My daughter paid more for her Hyundai a few months ago. I got much the same reaction when I gave my son my a4 allroad, though, never mind that itís 10+ years old with 160k on the clock.
    focus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustonen View Post
    I got much the same reaction when I gave my son my a4 allroad, though, never mind that itís 10+ years old with 160k on the clock.
    shhhhhh, the internal plastic parts will begin cracking if you speak of true age & miles. Swear to God I called our old b5 a4 an old hag once, and the coolant expansion tank promptly cracked out of spite!

    then this happens at work, confirming my desire to lower the v90 an inch



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustonen View Post
    <snip> I gave my son my a4 allroad, though, never mind that itís 10+ years old with 160k on the clock.
    That'll build some character...

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    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    That'll build some character...
    Hah.
    focus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supermodel159 View Post
    Not Beverly Hills, but close.

    My high schooler comment was based on price and clean history. Even 15 year old 4Runners with 200k+ miles are priced way over this BMW Wagon.
    That's because those BMWs are monster pain in the asses. Build quality dropped significantly from the e34/e39 days, and the n55/n54 motor in those is highly problematic.
    We had the non turbo version a few years back, very nice car, huge pile of shit. So many fucking problems with EVERYTHING.
    Steering angle sensor dusty requiring complete disassembly of steering column. Check.
    Radiator failure. Check
    Water pump/thermostat failure. Check.
    Valve cover gasket. Check.
    Oil pan gasket. Check. Don't forget to take apart the front suspension and drivetrain to access that sucker...
    Air suspension. Check.
    Tail light. Check. But wait, the bulb is fine, it's the harness up under the roof and you need to disassemble entire lift gate hahahahahaha
    Window sensor so it won't close... check.
    Sunroof shenanigans. Check
    And on and on and on...
    sigless.

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    Damn many BMWs and nothing close to that until about 200k. My wife's 2012 335 did require 2 AC condenser replacements which was likely really expensive but covered by the warranty.

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