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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2002

    Default First impressions

    We made our first "decent" trip of about 900 Km.
    The car isn't full option, in fact I started from the Momentum trim and added options to my liking
    and to the depth of my wallet. But it allowed me to skip features I din't like or even didn't want
    like tall wheels with low profile tires, fine but less durable leather, wood panels, passive entry.
    The adaptive cruise control is a wondeful feature. I don't like cruise controls, but the adaptive
    feature makes is really convenient.
    Air suspension is great, it also keeps the car level when towing or with a fully loaded boot.
    It's "only" a T5, but the engine has more than power enough for me, dynamic mode is even a bit
    to aggressive. The fifth cylinder isn't missed much. This is my first car with an automatic gearbox
    and it works well, although I miss the engine brake of a manual transmission.
    Sensus is something to get used to. The interior is nice and silent, the standard audio isn't awesome
    but is good. Navigation works well enough. There are a lot of features that haven't been tried yet
    such as Pilot Assist. We did enable Lane Keeping Assist. It's strange at first to feel the steering wheel
    vibrating or even scaring when it is steering the car, but if you know what is going on it is a nice feature.
    144 GL (1974)--->244 GL (1982)--->940 GLE 2.3i (1992)--->XC70 2.5T (2004)--->XC90 T5 (2018)

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Northwest Pennsylvania


    Willy - I am thinking of following your path from my 04 XC70 to a new XC90.

    I think I saw that the air suspension lets you change the riding height of the car, like one can do with the Audi Allroad. Have you found that to be possible?
    Last edited by skibo; 07-21-2017 at 10:51 AM.
    '04 XC70 (petrol/auto), Nautic Blue / Graphite, Premium, Touring, Boosters, Xenia Wheels w/235x60 Nokian WR's (wife's kid-hauler)
    '09 C70 retractable hard top convertible. Red with black interior.

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