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XC60 or BMW X3

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Old Dec 20th, 2017, 21:14   #1
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Hi all new here! Looking for an XC60 or BMW X3! Anyone had both any reviews? I do prefer looks of the Volvo. Will be my first Volvo.

Budget around £15k. What should I look out for in particular? E.g. Main issues? Timing belts? Did the new engines and 8 speed box come in 2014?

Sorry for all the questions!

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Hi and welcome.
Not tried an X3 but I had a brand new Q3 for a week and wasnít a patch on the Volvo but all depends on what you can get for the money.

New D4 fwd 2.0 engine came in 2014 Iím sure someone will confirm when with 8 speed geartronic which is a cracking combo. Try the different models as they all have different seats. After seeking out and owning a Volvo for 3 years Seats are my number 1 consideration.

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If you look at a D4 VEA new engine make sure it has had the full and final EGR fix, itís an £800 job and do not accept one that hasnít had it done and donít rely on main dealers having done it demand the paperwork or check with Volvo.

Iíve prob got some brochures for the full specs around that time if you pm me your email address.

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8-speed geartronics arrived with the MY14.5 first manufactured 2013 week 46.
The legacy price lists are here:
https://www.volvocars.com/uk/leasing...mys-pricelists
I'd avoid the R-Design 'basic'. No remote boot release. It's all in the price lists.
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Thankyou for the replies. Very informative. Search is on!
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Old Dec 21st, 2017, 22:12   #5
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RS6 I see. Awesome car. Il be getting rid of my F10 M5 for one soon!!


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Hi and welcome.
Not tried an X3 but I had a brand new Q3 for a week and wasnít a patch on the Volvo but all depends on what you can get for the money.

New D4 fwd 2.0 engine came in 2014 Iím sure someone will confirm when with 8 speed geartronic which is a cracking combo. Try the different models as they all have different seats. After seeking out and owning a Volvo for 3 years Seats are my number 1 consideration.

SE
R Design
SE Lux
R Design Lux

If you look at a D4 VEA new engine make sure it has had the full and final EGR fix, itís an £800 job and do not accept one that hasnít had it done and donít rely on main dealers having done it demand the paperwork or check with Volvo.

Iíve prob got some brochures for the full specs around that time if you pm me your email address.
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Just done a little write up if anyone is as mad as me

https://www.volvoforums.org.uk/showthread.php?t=276307
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Old Dec 29th, 2017, 12:43   #7
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had extended test drives in both the 2.0 X3 and D4 XC60.
Went for the XC60 as it was:
more comfortable
better value (for what I wanted) at the time of the deal.
Could have got a good discount on the X3 courtesy of a "What Car" special deal from Park Lane BMW, but volvo deal was just better.
X3 ride was a bit hard (had to have runflats). Active/Variable Dampers recommended.
But the IDrive was superb. Great interface. I don't mind buttons though!
Both are good cars, and you need to have a long test drive in both, at the spec you want. Could be quite a search....
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Never driven a X3 but i have a X5 fitted with the superb three litre six motor , Very impressive i have to say
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