Calling carryharry


#81

[QUOTE=“Fran, post: 1156474, member: 110”]I only have 2 of them (children) at the moment but I’d like to futureproof. Youngest is 1 and if we do add to the family it’ll be within the next 2-3 years. Does this answer your question?[/QUOTE]
If i was spending my money on a SUV that gives you decent space in the rear seat for added extras, a more than adequate boot and drives like a sporty hatchback as opposed to a Farmers Jeep. I would go for the Honda CRV… :clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
Build quality : 5 stars
Reliability : 5 stars
Resale value : 5 stars
Looks : 4 stars
Performance : 5 stars

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#82

Sold, what about my trade in


#83

[QUOTE=“Fran, post: 1156482, member: 110”]Sold, what about my trade in[/QUOTE]
I’ll get a trade buyer for you if you want, but in Dublin most dealers will give a fair price for it. Down the country, dealers will be windy of a 1.8lt Petrol.


#84

[QUOTE=“carryharry, post: 1156480, member: 1517”]If i was spending my money on a SUV that gives you decent space in the rear seat for added extras, a more than adequate boot and drives like a sporty hatchback as opposed to a Farmers Jeep. I would go for the Honda CRV… :clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
Build quality : 5 stars
Reliability : 5 stars
Resale value : 5 stars
Looks : 4 stars
Performance : 5 stars

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:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:


#85

[QUOTE=“carryharry, post: 1156484, member: 1517”]I’ll get a trade buyer for you if you want, but in Dublin most dealers will give a fair price for it. Down the country, dealers will be windy of a 1.8lt Petrol.[/QUOTE]

:clap:

I’ll have a look into it and get back to you if it’s a flyer. Cheers


#86

@carryharry

I’m going to upgrade my Volvo S40, a car which has given me tremendous service over the years. I’m disappointed they have continued this line and replaced it with the V40, which is a nice car but I’m not in the market for a hatchback.

Going looking at a 2012 Volvo S40 today and also a 2012 Volvo S60. A lot of the S40 diesel models seem to be 1.6L models, my previous one would have been a 2L. Would there be much of a noticeable drop in terms of power, particularly overtaking in this downgrade? Also The Border Bull was telling me a 1.6L should not be pulling a car of such size (I’m bringing him along today to enlist in tyre kicking and intimidation after I was jewed out by a letting agent last time round). Is he right in saying that?

I’m veering towards the S60 at the minute, it’s a 2L model. It’s also a proddy garage I’m visiting, hoping to meet a money hungry young salesman rather a staunch old orange prick who will make negotiations challenging.

Failing that I might look into an Infiniti Q50 but I have strong brand attachment with Volvo.


#87

Bumped


#88

My wife has a v60 1.6. It’s a grand drive really. It’ll do 100 mph handy enough , and is much more powerful than you’d imagine.


#89

Had an S60 before. A nice car.


#90

It is that, a nice alternative to the masses of Passats out there.


#91

Passat highline is a nice car


#92

Sure is, an S60 is probably a nicer car to drive in my limited experience of one but I don’t know what its like to run cost wise. The 2L D in the Volvo is a peach of an engine and is ~165 bhp odd standard


#93

I think the 1.6 diesel engine in this car is manufactured by Ford/Peugeot. I had a focus the same engine and it probably cost me 3k in twice replacing injectors. I’d never touch a car with a 1.6 diesel again.


#94

@Nembo_Kid

Steer clear of a 1.6l & go for an S60 2.0l.


#95

Harry looking to buy a van for tipping around,5/6 grand Mar
Any suggestions?


#96

I suggest taking that 5 grand and putting it on your own golf selections. Bish bash bosh you’ll be tipping around in a brand new Mercedes


#97

Already tipping around in one of those skip…

Just want something for picking up bits and pieces.used to have a focus van for this…maybe something bigger this time maybe!


#98

Berlingo, pal.

Just make sure & get the 2.0l version if pre 08 or the 110bhp 1.6l in newer models. The basic 1.6l 90bhp version are weak as piss to drive.


#99

@carryharry

I viewed a nice S60 last weekend, everything seems fine but it has a hitch which makes the car look extremely ugly. Is there much involved to removing the hitch, would you reckon the garage would make much of a song and dance about removing it and will it look like a standard non-hitch vehicle when it is removed?


#100

Send me on a link if its on a website, pal.

Regards the hitch, leave it there. If some dope reverses into your car then the hitch will fuck up his bumper, not yours.