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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2001

    Thumbs down First Drive of a 08 D5

    I took an 08 D5 demo out for a 45min drive last week.

    This car had 9000 miles up on the clock, I couldn't get more than 28.9 mpg as the average. My 94,000 mile 03 never drops below 33 mpg! I even get mid 40's on a run...........

    Also felt that the ride wasn't as good, no matter which setting I used. I like the dash panel for the driver, but feel the passenger side is dullsville!

    Rear leg room appeared worse, although the thoughtful luggage lockdown points are a nice bonus in the load area.

    So far not impressed...........


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Sydney Australia


    do you think the mpg was affected given this figure seems to have been obtained over a period of only45 mins whilst on a test drive. did you not put your foot down at the lights on a few occasions to check the get up and go? would not that have increased the fuel usage. the d5 is a much more powerful engine then your earlier model.

    was it noisy ?
    how was its get up and go (we dont have diesels just yet but i am definitely getting one as i am sick and tired of having to fill up at the bowser given i currently have a forestor with a small tank average fuel usage).

    theyr'e talking about releasing the new xc in australia in late 07, so i will just have to wait (and wait)


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