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pld118



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Volvo XC90 - tempting?

LR main dealer has today given us a 12 month old Volvo XC90 INSCRPT PRO B6 MHEV via a car hire company as our L405 is in with them for some extended warranty work that’s taking longer than anticipated.

The Volvo is a nice, smart, muscular looking car and feels very well built, high tech and big/ spacious. Nice to drive too but do not like the fact you can’t hear or really feel the engine when driving/ setting off from stationary.

Should it tempt, away from the L405?


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Phoenix



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That's very odd - unless something has changed in the last couple of years the contract with the hire co's was for JLR only vehicles, competing brands were expressly prohibited.

For what it's worth, I never considered the XC90's comparable to Vogues, maybe Discovery 4's or 5's... They do feel very 'disconnected', not just the powertrain but also the controls - the main screen takes too much concentration to use, compared to buttons and dials.

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My son has an XC90, absolutely amazing tech all round, utterly reliable, very efficient on fuel and a joy to drive with its very spacious cabin. BMW i3 Electric Car (170 bhp mobility scooter)
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pld118



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It is a nice car and good to drive. Feels more a BMW 5 series type drive…

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Philip



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Have the use of a D5 Inscription - it’s generally quiet (road noise aside) and refined and comfortable, but entirely unrewarding to drive. Really just a taller estate car and not a Range Rover alternative for me.

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Always liked the look of them but I don’t need something that big. I’m tempted by the XC60 as a move to something ‘sensible’ but will put that off for as long as possible 2012 TDV8 Vogue (L322)

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Philip



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An XC90 is actually a little bit shorter/narrower/lower than an L322.

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JayGee



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I don’t need the size of the L322 either Smile 2012 TDV8 Vogue (L322)

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There are quite a few alternatives out there, more this, more that & so on.

Whatever else you may choose ;

"But it's not a Range Rover".

& that, I think sums it up for many of us.

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pld118



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Scotland 2014 Range Rover Vogue SDV6 Santorini Black

It’s a nice car and no more. Not a car that would take my preference over the L405. Would take one for free of course Laughing but wouldn’t buy one. Each to their own Thumbs Up

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