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Old 07-20-2016, 10:38 PM   #31
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Neighbor friends bought a new XC90 recently. They love it. I can't get past "Volvo."
There's something that I find interesting about the Volvo in a contrarian way.
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Old 07-20-2016, 10:48 PM   #32
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There's something that I find interesting about the Volvo in a contrarian way.
I really like the way the Volvo looks. I'm not a fan of a car that big motivated by a 2 liter engine, no matter how many blowers it has.

Also I don't want to buy a Chinese car.
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Old 07-21-2016, 08:14 AM   #33
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I really like the way the Volvo looks. I'm not a fan of a car that big motivated by a 2 liter engine, no matter how many blowers it has.

Also I don't want to buy a Chinese car.
These are my issues as well.

I have a greater chance of getting over the Chinese part than I do the tiny engine part, and for that, there's a hybrid version.
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Old 07-21-2016, 08:42 AM   #34
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I like my strippers
Same.

I started thinking hey maybe I should consider the Macan!

The first paragraph of the review I googled contained "its numb steering and soft brake pedal are un-Porsche-like."

That's not a good start.
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Old 07-21-2016, 11:04 AM   #35
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These are my issues as well.

I have a greater chance of getting over the Chinese part than I do the tiny engine part, and for that, there's a hybrid version.
I was intrigued by the hybrid version, but the reviews I've read have been pretty middling.
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Old 07-21-2016, 11:16 AM   #36
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I was intrigued by the hybrid version, but the reviews I've read have been pretty middling.
That's a shame. The price is certainly staggering.
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Old 07-21-2016, 12:44 PM   #37
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Same.

I started thinking hey maybe I should consider the Macan!

The first paragraph of the review I googled contained "its numb steering and soft brake pedal are un-Porsche-like."

That's not a good start.
oh, maybe I should of test drove it Porsche cannot shake the audi roots. Brake pedal should be easy to solve, I assumed it had the standard porsche brembos on them.
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Old 07-21-2016, 02:19 PM   #38
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Wild tangent: The mother of the bride driving the XC90 in that commercial is beautiful.
Now I'm interested, but where's the commercial?
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Old 07-21-2016, 02:26 PM   #39
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Old 07-21-2016, 02:30 PM   #40
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interesting, I would say she is attractive for her age(thus in the commercial) Husband is a hip bearded dude too
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