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    Q7 traded for XC90

    Well today we said goodbye to our owned from new Q7 and hello to a very nice XC90 D5 R design Pro of 2017 vintage.

    Boy how the tech has changed. Unbelievable and clever too.

    Anyone who has/had one suggest any good additions?? Im looking for winter wheels with tyres if any out there??

    Thanks all

    Jim

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    I have run one for the past year, XC90 R line pro, and found it a great family conveyance. I have Pirelli scorpion Verde tyres, as I have had on a few previous SUV types, and found them great in all weathers, more than adequate grip in snow.
    Difficult to suggest any additions as I find it very well specced. The all round camera trick is great for parking, and the air suspension is good (the kids love it), but the overall feeling is that it is a bit "white goods".
    What colour did you get btw?
    Health to drive.

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    Wife's parents have a 2018 in inscription pro. Seat massage is nice. Carplay might be worthwhile for approx £300 if you don't have it already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robsmck View Post
    I have run one for the past year, XC90 R line pro, and found it a great family conveyance. I have Pirelli scorpion Verde tyres, as I have had on a few previous SUV types, and found them great in all weathers, more than adequate grip in snow.
    Difficult to suggest any additions as I find it very well specced. The all round camera trick is great for parking, and the air suspension is good (the kids love it), but the overall feeling is that it is a bit "white goods".
    What colour did you get btw?
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    So you recommend those tyres? I have a 2018 XC90 which needs new front tyres, are these cheaper and/or better than whatever Volvo would fit? Presumably you have to replace all four? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mindforge View Post
    So you recommend those tyres? I have a 2018 XC90 which needs new front tyres, are these cheaper and/or better than whatever Volvo would fit? Presumably you have to replace all four? Thanks.

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    As long as the front two are the same it should fine.

    Iím generally of the opinion that any premium branded tyre should be ok, but happy to hear if others agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodder View Post
    As long as the front two are the same it should fine.

    Iím generally of the opinion that any premium branded tyre should be ok, but happy to hear if others agree
    Thanks. I like the idea of ones which grip in the snow although the xc90 was great in the snow last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robsmck View Post
    I have run one for the past year, XC90 R line pro, and found it a great family conveyance. I have Pirelli scorpion Verde tyres, as I have had on a few previous SUV types, and found them great in all weathers, more than adequate grip in snow.
    Difficult to suggest any additions as I find it very well specced. The all round camera trick is great for parking, and the air suspension is good (the kids love it), but the overall feeling is that it is a bit "white goods".
    What colour did you get btw?
    Health to drive.

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    Cheers Rob

    We got the metallic blue. Very nice and The boss is well pleased. She was sad to see her Q7 go but it was 10 years old, longest weíve ever had a motor!

    All the very best

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Wife's parents have a 2018 in inscription pro. Seat massage is nice. Carplay might be worthwhile for approx £300 if you don't have it already.
    Ta for that. I actually think we have those seats. Need to check.

    All the very best W.

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodder View Post
    As long as the front two are the same it should fine.

    Iím generally of the opinion that any premium branded tyre should be ok, but happy to hear if others agree
    Agree. Always try to match cross axle and ideally all 4.

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by mindforge View Post
    Thanks. I like the idea of ones which grip in the snow although the xc90 was great in the snow last year.

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    Letís hope so! We can compare notes.

    Did anyone elseís Service Light come on today. Apparently a spoof signal via Volvo Connect to XC90s. Personally I think thatís a load of boll***s

    Jim

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    Weíve got Pirelliís on our XC90 -21 inch. Theyíre ok. But Iíll be switching to Michelinís when I can be bothered. Iíve run them on every 4x4 Iíve had for the last 10 years and think they are superior.

    And as a general comment; On cars, mid range are just as good as the big boys in the main. Vans pretty much the same. But large 4x4 tyres and run-flats still have a little catching up to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave O'Sullivan View Post
    Weíve got Pirelliís on our XC90 -21 inch. Theyíre ok. But Iíll be switching to Michelinís when I can be bothered. Iíve run them on every 4x4 Iíve had for the last 10 years and think they are superior.

    And as a general comment; On cars, mid range are just as good as the big boys in the main. Vans pretty much the same. But large 4x4 tyres and run-flats still have a little catching up to do.
    Same here on current wheels Dave

    Just fancy a spare set with smaller wheels.

    Jim

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    My understanding is that it is better to have all 4 tyres the same, or at least all 4 M&S, same brand on same axle. Smaller wheels sounds like a good idea tho, the 22s can be crashy over potholes.
    I can't give a direct comparison as I have had Pirelli scorpion Verde on each SUV thay I have owned (mk1 evoque, disco sport, XC90 - I don't regard the Macan as an SUV) and each have been great in snow. I would say that the JLR stuff handled tough conditions a little better, but that's another story. Back in my pre daddy days, when I enjoyed my 2 seat convertibles, I ran a set of continental winter tyres on a boxster S and found them excellent, especially with frosty roads.
    In any case enjoy the XC90, lovely comfy vehicle.


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    Cheers Rob. I agree the optimum is same, matching tyres on the 4 corners.

    So far so good. Very different from Q7. But then much newer!

    Jim


    Quote Originally Posted by Robsmck View Post
    My understanding is that it is better to have all 4 tyres the same, or at least all 4 M&S, same brand on same axle. Smaller wheels sounds like a good idea tho, the 22s can be crashy over potholes.
    I can't give a direct comparison as I have had Pirelli scorpion Verde on each SUV thay I have owned (mk1 evoque, disco sport, XC90 - I don't regard the Macan as an SUV) and each have been great in snow. I would say that the JLR stuff handled tough conditions a little better, but that's another story. Back in my pre daddy days, when I enjoyed my 2 seat convertibles, I ran a set of continental winter tyres on a boxster S and found them excellent, especially with frosty roads.
    In any case enjoy the XC90, lovely comfy vehicle.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmcb View Post
    Cheers Rob. I agree the optimum is same, matching tyres on the 4 corners.

    So far so good. Very different from Q7. But then much newer!

    Jim
    Why did you decide to go for the XC90 rather than getting a newer Q7? Iím guessing you liked your old one if you kept it for 10 years.

    Iím only asking as both are in my shortlist but havenít decided what to go for.


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    Different tread patterns (effectively, different tyres) on the same axle is illegal, isn't it?

    Ignore this, it's wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hogthrob View Post
    Different tread patterns (effectively, different tyres) on the same axle is illegal, isn't it?
    Wouldnít that make use of spare illegal in many cases?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Wouldnít that make use of spare illegal in many cases?
    A good point, well made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dashfield View Post
    Why did you decide to go for the XC90 rather than getting a newer Q7? Iím guessing you liked your old one if you kept it for 10 years.

    Iím only asking as both are in my shortlist but havenít decided what to go for.


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    Hi dashfield

    We have had Audis consistently since 1988 and finally got bored. Iíve visited the 4 big German marquesí factories in Germany and came away, most sadly given our loyalty, unimpressed by Audi. In addition, local dealers were getting shoddy when it came to servicing. Everything became a fight and challenge. So moved to Volvo. I still have an S5 convertible and A6 biturbo diesel so not gone away completely YET!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmcb View Post
    Hi dashfield

    We have had Audis consistently since 1988 and finally got bored. Iíve visited the 4 big German marquesí factories in Germany and came away, most sadly given our loyalty, unimpressed by Audi. In addition, local dealers were getting shoddy when it came to servicing. Everything became a fight and challenge. So moved to Volvo. I still have an S5 convertible and A6 biturbo diesel so not gone away completely YET!!

    Jim
    Thanks Jim, thatís really useful. I really like the XC90 so Iíll give it a test drive.


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    What mpg are you getting on the XC90?


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    Quote Originally Posted by dashfield View Post
    What mpg are you getting on the XC90?


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    Mines at about 40mpg but that is with a fully charged battery and the T8.

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    I average 29/30 in a B5 petrol, mid 30s on longer run.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dashfield View Post
    What mpg are you getting on the XC90?


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    Too early to tell. Iíll revert when worked out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mindforge View Post
    Mines at about 40mpg but that is with a fully charged battery and the T8.

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    Gosh thatís a lot lower than Volvo claim! I almost brought one of the T8ís but couldnít get on with sound of the engine. How do you find it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by glyn696486 View Post
    Gosh thatís a lot lower than Volvo claim! I almost brought one of the T8ís but couldnít get on with sound of the engine. How do you find it?


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    I love it. Do 90% of my driving locally on the battery range, then when going further afield it's fun to let rip with the Polestar upgrade.

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    Looking at getting set of Land Rover Evoque 19Ē wheels for winter use.

    This car must be good. Mrs McB can operate the high level software and clever things.

    Took car back to dealers today as the £299 I paid for LifeShine AutoGlym wasnít applied on purchase!! Similarly the oil level was OVERFILLED so car sprung a warning light. Not best pleased and most disappointed by dealership. Hey ho, cest la vie!

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    Got nice set of evoque 19Ē wheels that for XC90. Ideal for winter and will enable me to preserve the 22Ē wheels on the car at the mo.

    Job for tomorrow!

    Jim

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    Our original and genuine Audi 21Ē wheels in truly excellent condition are now up for sale. Shod with 7mm tread Uniroyal Rainsport 3 tyres.

    Jim

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