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Old 01-11-2017, 12:24 AM
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Thankfully she didn't buy a Jeep. She bought an '14 Volvo xc70 T6. I just hope that she doesn't start to drive like a typical Volvo driver. I guess it would have been worse if she had settled on a Subaru or Prius. If she developed the typicall driving style of those drivers, I'd be buffing out the car like weekly.

I'll miss this X5 when its gone. I really enjoy driving it. Turned out the ccv feeder tube filled with condensation and froze. Once placed in a warm garage and let run for an hr, all is good. I'll replace that line, plugs, clean the injectors and check and clean the O2 sensors just to keep it that way.

I wish we could keep all 3 but we're not set up for that.
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Same shoes here. After 22,000 miles in 16 months. My wife loved driving our e53 4.8is, but the downtime when stuff breaks at high mileage got to her. We moved on last month to a 17 Explorer Platinum trim with 3.5L EcoBoost.
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Same shoes here. After 22,000 miles in 16 months. My wife loved driving our e53 4.8is, but the downtime when stuff breaks at high mileage got to her. We moved on last month to a 17 Explorer Platinum trim with 3.5L EcoBoost.
Funny enough that's my household setup too. I DD a 4.8is and my wife has an Explorer sport. She enjoys the E53 but has no patience for downtime. She has zero interest in my e38 but will take any excuse to jump in the M3.
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Same shoes here. After 22,000 miles in 16 months. My wife loved driving our e53 4.8is, but the downtime when stuff breaks at high mileage got to her. We moved on last month to a 17 Explorer Platinum trim with 3.5L EcoBoost.
I will say, that ecoboost is impressive on that engine. Towed a 6000 lb boat across the country with torque up hills. I'd still, rather the 4.8is pulling the boat.

I guess we should give the ladies credit for letting us bust our fingers and wallets keeping these things going after they want one so bad because they look good. I mean, trusting and following our passion. I just wish they had tolerance to deal with the little stuff. Ok, fine, sometimes big stuff too but in reality: She wanted one but I WANTED her to have one so we were in the same world. It was not to be.

Don't tell her but someday I'll up her turbo size and get it tuned. There's a silver lining. Plus, I told her I know nothing about Volvos and can't help fix it. She doubled up on the warranty.
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Funny enough that's my household setup too. I DD a 4.8is and my wife has an Explorer sport. She enjoys the E53 but has no patience for downtime. She has zero interest in my e38 but will take any excuse to jump in the M3.
There's hope! She likes the M3!! Lucky! lol
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The size difference is startling! It looks like two model cars at different scales.

My first grown-up car was a Volvo and I'll always have a special place for them. Nowhere near as fun to drive but there's something to be said for Swedish interiors.
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I'm an inch longer 3" narrower, 8" shorter and I have 7 cubic feet less of cargo space.

I would LOVE an old 240dl sedan with a 4.6is engine. I loved the one my friend let me drive during high school. It took a beating and kept on going. I loved the stability and the feeling of being in that little tank.
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I'm an inch longer 3" narrower, 8" shorter and I have 7 cubic feet less of cargo space.

I would LOVE an old 240dl sedan with a 4.6is engine. I loved the one my friend let me drive during high school. It took a beating and kept on going. I loved the stability and the feeling of being in that little tank.
My mom had one of those when I was in my early 20s. Looked like total crap. I desperately wanted to do a Chevy LS swap on it. It was just like a tank.
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Like an '88. I've seen them w/350's. They sound great and move out.

I'd slam it and clean the lines or rally it out for fun with big fog lights and a raked stance with stripes type thing. It'd be cool.
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