Re: XC90 V8 questions
"mdrawson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I drove one, and it really performs better than the 6's. However, I
> understand that the v8 is a brand new engine, so I assume it will have
> some initial problems as do all new items. I won't buy the 6 because
> it's under-powered (someday they'll figure out that they need a
> high-pressure turbo, not a low pressure turbo, for their 6's (same
> issue as the S80)), and I'm just not sure about the new V8. In
> addition, the B-pillar pretty effectively blocks any over-the-shoulder
> left view visibility. I've been a 25-year loyal Volvo owner; however,
> with Ford in the picture now, I doubt I'll buy another (amd the XC90
> is the only one that will meet my current needs)..
> I'm looking at a Chrysler Pacifica.
My needs are for 6/7 seats, reasonable cargo capacity, and neither
enormous nor a truck. I also want a reasonable amount of power and snap.
That leaves about four vehicles, three of which are minivans. I've driven
a van for seven years; I really want something else for a while.
I drove a station wagon for years, too, and while I kind of like some of
the new-gen station wagons, I wouldn't want to drive one. Abysmal mileage
for the capacity, for one thing.
I don't believe the XC90's V8 is all that new; Yamaha has been making
variants of it for at least a decade. Granted, there are new tweaks and
it's in a new home, which might lead to some issues, but it's not fresh
off the blueprints.
It really pisses me off that so many vehicles, of a vast range of types
and sizes, don't go past 4+1 seating. Including most of the XC90's
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