Thursday, June 29, 2017

Spotted: New Volvo V90 Wagon





30 comments:

  1. It just doesn't look like what I'm used to.

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  2. Pretty, but looks more Audi than Volvo.

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  3. Beautiful vehicle, but not Volvo-ish; too rounded and sleek, too luxury, not as sporty, practical and utilitarian as I would like it.

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  4. China's best so far! Have Volvos improved or declined since Geely acquired the company from Ford and filled them with Chinese componentry?

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  5. Won't be buying one of those, or the new V70, I'm afraid. The new styles just don't say "Volvo." It's a shame. Volvo is trying to be like Mercedes and Audi, instead of being itself . . .

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  6. The V90 resembles a Volvo in front, but I wish that it had retained more "XC70" appearance in back. Sorry to say that as I drove by a V90 yesterday my initial reaction was "Ugh, what IS that?". Perhaps familiarity will soften the garish view. I'm sure that it drives well!

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  7. The windows seem to get narrower each year. Saw a 2017 (?) Kia Soul on the road the other day (yes, Kia - did a double take). Great ultra modern boxy design; awesome windows. Looks like it performs pretty well too from the trade reviews. Ironic that some auto makers jumped on the boxy, big rear window (days past) Volvo signature look with great success, while Volvo has taken on the squatter ho-hum bullet-shape of every other compact SUV. Wonder who is designing for Volvo these days.

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  8. No. No no. The back should be vertical!

    Older is better in this instance - for my tastes at least.

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  9. Ugly, plus I am not giving my money to the Chinese.

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  10. My dream car is a 122s wagon with minilite wheels

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  11. Just bought one of the last of the new 2016 XC 70's in the Washington DC area today. Black with black leather interior with really cool wheels. Lots of great features. Got a great deal. If you want one of these popular wagons, which are being discontinued, you need to act fast. They will be a classic.

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    1. Anon - I'm in Northern VA and in the market for a Volvo wagon. Would love a dealer recc.

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    2. Yousef at Don Beyer Volvo (Dulles) found us an XC70. Good luck, they move quickly when available.

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  12. That's a very ugly car. Volvo is heading in the wrong direction. Any alternatives?

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    1. Subaru is a popular and practical choice for New England.

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    2. We bought a Subie and it is an oddity for rural Texas....but it is a great car.

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  13. A Subaru Outback is a great alternative to Volvo and Audi.

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  14. We're thinking that I'll probably need to switch out my car in two years and are saving for that. If we were to go buy something today we'd probably end up replacing our current station wagon with a VW Sportswagen. Not sure what we'll be looking for in two years, though. Hopefully a better looking volvo wagon!

    - ER

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  15. I am probably the only one that loves the look of that vehicle. I will probably drive my 2010 XC90 for a few more years. Leaning towards a V60 for my next Volvo. I want something more practical than luxury. Not a VW or Subaru fan.

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  16. My wife has had a Outback for 3 or 4 years now and it is a great car. Sporty enough to take it hunting, and handles well enough to get through the roughly paved winter roads here in Minnesota. It has been very reliable so far. I have driven the same Jeep for 10 years now and since it's starting to look a bit worn I'm in the market for a new car. Subaru is supposedly releasing a new SUV type car called the Ascent which looks promising. The volvo wagons released now are built way too much like a luxury sports car. Does that look like a car I would throw a dirty/wet bird dog into the trunk?

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    1. I am afraid I would throw the dirty and wet dog or pine straw or potting soil, etc in the back (actually wet dog goes into the front passenger seat, we both have seat covers) but I am not sure it would hold up well

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    2. Hmm. FT.com is reporting that Volvo is shifting to electric motors starting in 2019. Wonder how that will impact things.

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    3. It won't get them anywhere , since finding a recharge-point will be a deal breaker for most of us . For starters , how many of us park at night in a public street ? Been to London recently ? We're nearly all in street parking .

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    4. All electric, or hybrid? I thought I read they were going to a combination of hybrid and electric, but could be mistaken.

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    5. What about Tesla?

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    6. I read the same thing about Volvo Bitsy - all electric and hybrid by 2019. I'm really not liking the direction they're going in on multiple levels.

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  17. Having owned a number of older, more utilitarian Volvos, this is not the vibe I get from the V90. This absolutely would be my weapon of choice for a cross-country trip, say in the spirit of a Pontiac Vista Cruiser or some such. But without the 8 mpg. Yeah.

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  18. It's beautiful. The new 90 series of vehicles are Volvo at its best. No, it's not the classic Svenlåda ("Sven box"), but its heritage is clear, evoking the classic P1800. Nothing anodyne about this; it is progress that doesn't forget its past.

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  19. I have always been told that Volvo's will run forever and are one of the safest vehicles out there. I have become intrigued with the older model wagons but, I've told myself I would give my Landcruiser all the miles it deserves before purchasing another vehicle. So, I have a question. What are the thoughts on the Landcruiser?

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