F15 X5 and E30 Activities


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2 hours ago, gmsgltr said:

Zero time wasted! Damn! Glad its off to another volvo person though!

 

I made a post on the Wisconsin Volvo facebook group that I was going to be listing it and he messaged me right away. He was a cool guy. Dailying the e30 for now until I find something new.

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  • gilber33 changed the title to XXXXXXX and E30 Activities
  • gilber33 changed the title to F15 X5 and E30 Activities

After driving the e30 for the couple months since selling my 850 and searching for a new daily, I more or less gave up on trying to find an R-design XC90. One, they were closing in on $20k and there weren’t any locally. Flying across country for one wasn’t worth it to me. 
 

I decided against Audi Q5s given they’re a little too small for car seats three across and they have notorious engine issues. 
 

Opted against the early years of the SPA XC90s given their cost and how terrible unreliable the first couples years of them are. 
 

Focused more on X5s. They seemed to be one of the few german SUVs that didn’t have any major issues. You can still get programs like VADIS for them. And parts aren’t crazy and they are still easy to work on. 
 

Found this X5 an hour north, which means I didn’t have to go into Chicago to get one. The guy who had it has a hoard of new BMWs and was selling this and his other X5 to make room for his new M3. So it was coming from a good dude.
 

2015 X5 with the M Sport package. Some other nice features on it. Drives great. New tires and brakes. Everything works. Pretty excited about it. This will be the car we use on trips and stuff. Fits three across in the back seat. The Atlas have second row captains which means a kid has to go in the third row but then you lose all of the trunk. 
 

Anyways. Sorry Volvo. 

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is that enough space for a fucking stroller under there? SIGN US UP. that is awesome. 

looks great and doesnt look like a 2015 either - friend just bought a new x5 and the seats cool me and massage me as we drive around town picking up biddies 

saw this r design the other day helping my sister buy a new car and thought of you actually... too high mileage though:

13 r design with rear seat entertainment:

https://www.gojeffvw.com/used-Downingtown-2013-Volvo-XC90-32+R+Design+Platinum-YV4952CT3D1632465

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1 hour ago, gmsgltr said:

is that enough space for a fucking stroller under there? SIGN US UP. that is awesome. 

looks great and doesnt look like a 2015 either - friend just bought a new x5 and the seats cool me and massage me as we drive around town picking up biddies 

saw this r design the other day helping my sister buy a new car and thought of you actually... too high mileage though:

13 r design with rear seat entertainment:

https://www.gojeffvw.com/used-Downingtown-2013-Volvo-XC90-32+R+Design+Platinum-YV4952CT3D1632465

Oh yeah. Granted this is one of those strollers that costs more because it folds up smaller, but yeah. So the stroller and diaper bag are always in the car. I don't know how many strollers we've bought on trips only because we forgot one since we don't always keep them in the cars. 

Doesn't feel like a 2015, feels a lot newer. The infotainment screen isn't touch, and that's the only thing that "ages" the tech. That came in 2018. But otherwise it has the 360 camera, backup camera, folding mirrors, nav, heads up display, etc. In sport mode the thing rips and the paddle shifters are actually really good. 

It does everything so well and looks so fucking good doing it. It's one of the first cars that I don't have any type of buyers remorse with. And I just stand in the driveway and stare at it. Came from a guy who had also had an E70 (previous gen) X5 Diesel with M-Sport, E46 M3, M650, and a new X7. And was selling the X5s to make room for his new M3 Comp. So it was well taken care of, and I got it for a really good price. 

 

I saw athat R-Design, too. All of them are on the east or west coast and the hassle it would take to get it back to the midwest was hard to justify for what I ultimately wanted in a new car.

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Nice pickup, the color combo is great - is that the 4.4i / twin turbo V8 in those? Always liked X5s but I couldn't get past the fuel costs.

Did you look at the Lexus RX at all? I was talking with a friend who was in a similar situation as you concerning the car seats / second row captains and the RX slots nicely between the smaller Q5 / X3 and the bigger 3-row Q7 / Atlas, etc.

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On 8/6/2022 at 4:19 PM, ruecatinat said:

Nice pickup, the color combo is great - is that the 4.4i / twin turbo V8 in those? Always liked X5s but I couldn't get past the fuel costs.

Did you look at the Lexus RX at all? I was talking with a friend who was in a similar situation as you concerning the car seats / second row captains and the RX slots nicely between the smaller Q5 / X3 and the bigger 3-row Q7 / Atlas, etc.


This one has the N55 - straight six single turbo. I always compromised on my DD, to the point that whatever compromise that was would make me dislike it shortly after getting it. I understand the fuel economy isn’t the greatest, but the way it drives and feels makes that irrelevant.

I didn’t look at those. I mean, I considered all my options and glanced at them on CarGurus. But the newest ones I’d be able to afford have some pretty blah interiors. 

1 hour ago, gmsgltr said:

thought the rx was a rav 4 with nicer materials? the gx is a 4 runner and the lx is a land cruiser

(my point is isnt the rx much smaller than an x5?)

RX looks like it’s a little smaller. Also doesn’t look as good IMO. 

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