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      03-02-2016, 12:15 PM   #45
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I came from a '09 Jetta wagon. It was a choice between the V60 and GT. Loved the V60 R-Design, but the back was just too tight. Have you seen the new V90? I haven't lusted after a car like I have this one in many years. I'm hoping Volvo eventually brings out a Polestar model. Maybe for my 70th birthday in 2020 I'll get one.
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      03-02-2016, 11:19 PM   #46
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I came from a '09 Jetta wagon. It was a choice between the V60 and GT. Loved the V60 R-Design, but the back was just too tight. Have you seen the new V90? I haven't lusted after a car like I have this one in many years. I'm hoping Volvo eventually brings out a Polestar model. Maybe for my 70th birthday in 2020 I'll get one.
We will have to see how V90 will drive compared to the AWD Volkswagen Golf SportWagen. The Volkswagen may also come with manual transmission, which I doubt V90 will. Of course V90 may be dripping in luxury comparatively.
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      03-03-2016, 12:09 PM   #47
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We will have to see how V90 will drive compared to the AWD Volkswagen Golf SportWagen. The Volkswagen may also come with manual transmission, which I doubt V90 will. Of course V90 may be dripping in luxury comparatively.
My Jetta had the six speed manual and, while I'm partial to manuals (nearly all of my cars had manuals), I think I'm ready to move on. However, I wouldn't mind a used Boxster with a manual for sunny summer days.
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I had the Volvo V60 T5 for a few weeks in Jan, and 1 week in Feb. Finally, Volvo decided that they could not fix it and gave me my money back. So now I'm shopping again, and thinking about the GT.

The V60 T5 had polestar, I loved that car.. I'm so bummed out. The car had a laundry list of cosmetic issues that could have been fixed, but it had a serious exhaust leak, made my family feel sick. It wasn't the new engine burn in smell.. Volvo kept trying to take up the rear hatch door. I asked them for an explanation of the problem in writing and they refused. What a shame.

Buddy of mine has the GT, says great things about it. =)

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Hi, How was the transition from the V60? Which V60 did you have?
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      03-15-2016, 04:20 AM   #50
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I've been driving Volvo station wagons (745, 855, V70) for years when the kids were small. When that era were over I bought the 2.0T, first version of the V60 (~"T4.5" compared to today's models). Suitable size for me and my wife. V60 is really a nice car, I liked it a lot. When buying a new car I wanted something little bit more roomy and "higher" for easier entrance (hard to admit but I'm getting older). I were aiming for a XC60 (V70 too big) but then I just fell for the GT. GT is like a car between V60 and XC60, spacious enough for what we need. So now I'm back with BMW, my first car were a BMW518i -75 when I were 18 years old

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      03-23-2016, 07:43 PM   #51
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I had a e90, miss the old girl had her from 2 yrs old had to trade in she had done 142,000 miles thought I could hear things starting to go wrong. loads of trips from home to south Wales to see in-laws.
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I've been driving Volvo station wagons (745, 855, V70) for years when the kids were small. When that era were over I bought the 2.0T, first version of the V60 (~"T4.5" compared to today's models). Suitable size for me and my wife. V60 is really a nice car, I liked it a lot. When buying a new car I wanted something little bit more roomy and "higher" for easier entrance (hard to admit but I'm getting older). I were aiming for a XC60 (V70 too big) but then I just fell for the GT. GT is like a car between V60 and XC60, spacious enough for what we need. So now I'm back with BMW, my first car were a BMW518i -75 when I were 18 years old
Volvo makes some great products, and their new models look like they might actually make Volvo relevant again. I certainly miss the seats in my V60, both front and back were incredible.
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      03-29-2016, 08:42 PM   #53
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      04-05-2016, 09:17 PM   #54
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Came from 2014 2.8 xDrive X1 M Sport to 2016 xDrive 335GT M Sport. Put on 48k trouble free miles in 32 months in the X1.

Needed more back seat room for the kids as now in their teens were getting tight in the back of the X1 - otherwise I would have probably kept it - loved the smaller body and the hydraulic steering of the X1. It was also fun to rev up that 4cyl turbo. The fact that the X1 was going out of warranty / maintenance also helped me to pull the trigger now.

The 3GT feels more refined and has a much more comfortable ride. Obviously, the room and cargo space are amazing and the main reason I went with it - would have probably gone for a 4GC if back seat room was not an issue. Also the brakes are much better than what I was used to in the X1. I'm still in the honeymoon phase at 1,600 miles (aka - still tweaking the seating position) - and the steering feel is taking some getting used to. But Sport+ is heaven in the 335GT! (Yes, I've tried launch control )
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'15 WRX Limited. Just joined the club on Friday. It is still Christmas for me.
Did you give up the WRX? 15 is fairly new
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Interior and boot space is a bit less but still more than sufficient.
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Did you give up the WRX? 15 is fairly new
It was fairly new. 19k miles. Hit the road in June 2014. New baby (the second) on the way and the wife blessed the switch. So, I got to the dealership while the getting was good.
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Just joined the Forum. Waiting on delivery of 330d GT xdrive M Sport. Looking forward to saying goodbye to Qashqai.
Welcome. Think you will notice a big difference between your new 330d GT and your old Qashqai
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