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FX Replacement

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  1. shadow191

    shadow191 Premium Member Premium

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    2007 FX35
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  2. gto

    gto Track Ready Moderator

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    05 FX35 RWD
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    Very Nice. looks great in red
     
  3. gto

    gto Track Ready Moderator

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    05 FX35 RWD
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    Very Nice. looks great in red
     
  4. nima

    nima Premium Member Premium

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    2010 FX50S
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    Thats a beautiful ride. Love Volvo's interior, its the best after MB IMO. Congrats!
     
  5. PEEJ

    PEEJ Weeeeeeee!!!

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    2014 QX70S 5.0
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    Sweet ride man.
     
  6. huntpsu1

    huntpsu1 Member

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    Fairfax, VA
    2013 Infiniti FX50S
    I just test drove the XC90 R design. Beautiful interior and good looks for a larger SUV. The ride and handling were also impressive. I love my FX50 but when I need to move on I'm seriously considering the Volvo. The only thing that's missing is moving from a V-8 to the suped up 4 cylinder. It has a pretty good punch, but it's just missing that grunt of the V-8. Times are changing and I guess so do my expectations!
     
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    shadow191

    shadow191 Premium Member Premium

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    2007 FX35
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    Thanks guys!

    I was worried about the 4 cylinder as well but when I drove it, it was surprisingly quick. Keep in mind my FX was a 1st gen AWD so most cars would be a step up in speed. Of course the Volvo isn't remotely as fast as my modded 335i was but very different cars. I actually wanted the X5 50i and was ready to buy one but when my wife test drove it, she hated it because the high instrument cluster made for terrible visibility. She also hated all the buttons on the dash. And the 3rd row is useless. So we left that dealership and drove 1/2 mile to the Volvo one. Obviously the X5 twin turbo V8 is much more powerful and on paper it is way faster but when driving, it doesn't really feel that much faster. Both cars are very smooth and have lots of torque at low rpm so they feel similar. One just happens to get to 60 faster.

    The positive displacement supercharger really does make the engine feel like a larger displacement one. And the transition to turbo is seamless, no lag or anything strange. Only thing I miss is the sound. My FX and 335 both had exhausts and both were 6 cylinders that sounded great. I don't know if I'd ever get an exhaust for the Volvo as it pretty much sounds like a sewing machine.

    Also considered the new Q7 but don't like the shape of the back half. Front looks great but the rest looks weird. QX60 wasn't even in the running - looks like a minivan and the thought of CVT...

    The interior and technology in the Volvo was a big part of what sold me. It's very simple and surprisingly easy to use. Most of the commonly used features have steering wheel or voice controls so I'm not using the touchscreen that much while driving. And when I do, it's pretty intuitive.

    Still waiting for the aftermarket to get bigger. Hopefully it will soon as this is the only engine Volvo has moving forward. So far all I've done is installed Suntek Ultra film on the front end and waiting to get windows tinted soon. Only tune available is Polestar at $1200 and ~20 hp, not a great dollar to hp ratio - upside is it's dealer installed so warranty stays. Or I could get a piggyback which is ~40hp for like $3K. Not used to luxury euro pricing for mods.
     
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  8. FX45Chicago

    FX45Chicago Member

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    2005 FX45 AWD
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    Just saw this. I'm proud to say I bought a Pearl White XC90 R-Design as well. I received delivery last Oct. I have the same feelings shadow191 this is the reason why I kept my FX45. I almost want to trade the XC90 for the Range Rover Velar.
     
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