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1st Impressions of my new XC60 T5

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Old Sep 16th, 2018, 14:15   #1
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Default 1st Impressions of my new XC60 T5

After a 5 month gestation period, my new XC60 T5 Inscription Pro finally arrived yesterday.

Initial impressions after one day are that Volvo have definitely made a massive upmarket change with this new model and having owned two previous 1st Generation XC60 D5’s this model is more than an equal for the Germanic BMW/Audi’s ranges.

I am mighty impressed and believe Volvo have a world beater with this 2nd Generation XC60 range and honestly cannot find anything to fault the car so far which for me as a perfectionist is a surprise.......!!!

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Fantastic news Simon. We're really looking forward to picking ours up next Monday (24th)
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Fantastic news Simon. We're really looking forward to picking ours up next Monday (24th)
Well, you are going to be in for a very big pleasant surprise on the 24th when you return to the UK especially as we have almost identical specs......
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The exterior Looks very nice, much nicer than our "boxy" XC90!
I do like the interior of the XC90 somewhat better, less glossy black surfaces and vents.
This is, of course, a merely personal opinion
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Looks very nice, much nicer than our boxy XC90!
You know what to do then, time for a change.....!!!
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What tyres did it have on a Simon. Looks great.
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What tyres did it have on a Simon. Looks great.
I was delighted to find the wheels that my dealer downgraded me from the std 20” to a set of 19” swapped from a showroom T8 were shod in MICHELIN LATITUDE Sport 3’s which are more fit for purpose on an SUV than some of the alternatives out there!
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Picked up my XC90 yesterday and that has the Latitude sport 3 tyres (20").My last Momentum XC90 had the Pirelli tyres on 19" rims. The Michelins seem to hold the road better and there is less lean on the corners. I have not noticed any problem with road noise with the bigger wheel either.
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Looks great Simon
How do you find the new seats
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You know what to do then, time for a change.....!!!
I don't/can't buy a new car every few years, and it's not only about looks
But if the new XC60 would have been available, the choice could have been in favor of it.
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