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Ok , so here is my Question..... <p>The Finacee , is looking at either an X5 3.0 or a XC90 (R-design) 3.2<br>The X5 seems to have more "bells and whistles" but also about 8-10K more in price? <p><br>X5 or XC90 ?
 

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Re: X5 Vs XC90 ? (xman03)

I love my XC90 V8, but I couldn't decide between the 3.0 vs 3.2. I don't like either.
 

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Had a 3.2 XC90 loaner a while back, and it was fantastic. If I were to buy a XC90, that would be the engine. I can't see how the X5 justifies it's price increase.<p>If you're worried about price, also compare economy, cost of ownership, warranty, etc.
 

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Re: X5 Vs XC90 ? (jeane123)

Oh no... it's official. The R Forum has (gulp) officially morphed into the R-Design Forum!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Trygve<br>
 

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Re: X5 Vs XC90 ? (RainyS60R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RainyS60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Oh no... it's official. The R Forum has (gulp) officially morphed into the R-Design Forum!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I think that was the Volvo Corporate plan all along. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: X5 Vs XC90 ? (jeane123)

Just got a BMW, Just took the factory tour where they build the X5. Must say I would go with the X5. There is over 6,000 spot welds and 20lbs worth of paint that goes onto that thing!! Simply amazing process! It gets tested in the factory at 100MPH before it goes out to make sure everything is working properly. I think there is definitely a quality difference between the two if money is not an issue and all the little features that BMW thought of that volvo hasn't makes you impressed every time you get in the vehicle!
 

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The X5 is a nice looking car, but the ride is awful. Drive them both and if ride quality is important to you, there is an obvious choice. The X5 is also grossly overpriced for what you get in my opinion, it's nothing special and you could get a Cayenne S for the same price.
 

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Re: X5 Vs XC90 ? (jeane123)

Nooooooooo <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> don't go to the dark side. XC90, we have one and <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emlove.gif" BORDER="0"> it.
 

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Re: X5 Vs XC90 ? (epicV70R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>epicV70R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Just got a BMW, Just took the factory tour where they build the X5. Must say I would go with the X5. There is over 6,000 spot welds and 20lbs worth of paint that goes onto that thing!! Simply amazing process! It gets tested in the factory at 100MPH before it goes out to make sure everything is working properly. I think there is definitely a quality difference between the two if money is not an issue and all the little features that BMW thought of that volvo hasn't makes you impressed every time you get in the vehicle!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>And XC90 probably have 6001 and 20.2 - interesting way of comparing cars.<p>XC90 can impress just as much. I have impressed my die-hard BMW friend when I made sharp 90' turn at 35 MPH into his little cal-de-sac without braking, and my XC90 roll-over system made all the work for me applying emergency brakes and appropriate torque to correct wheels to complete the turn...not available on X5 though...<p>Remember - with XC90 you'll get a factory tour in Sweden - nice break-out with paid air fare...
 

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Re: X5 Vs XC90 ? (jeane123)

If I were to buy now, I would go with the new X5. I love my XC90 but I feel the model looks a bit dated now, especially the interior. <p>I recently test drove the diesel version of the X5 with a sports suspension. The ride quality was definitely different. Although, it lacked the crisp drive feedback associated with the BMW cars, I could get used to it. It drove like a big vehicle - felt bigger than the XC90 even though the XC90 is bigger inside.<p>Of course, the X5 will be much more expensive. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: X5 Vs XC90 ? (epicV70R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>epicV70R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Just got a BMW, Just took the factory tour where they build the X5. Must say I would go with the X5. There is over 6,000 spot welds and 20lbs worth of paint that goes onto that thing!!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Wow... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Simply amazing process!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ever seen an XC90 been made? From a few flat pieces from a roll of steel?<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> It gets tested in the factory at 100MPH before it goes out to make sure everything is working properly. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I have been on record where I have written here a few times to the effect that if all the Volvo owners saw what their cars went through here, during final quality control,<p>50% would freak out and the other<br>50% might cancel their orders... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> I think there is definitely a quality difference between the two if money is not an issue</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Care to substantiate this with any facts? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> and all the little features that BMW thought of that volvo hasn't makes you impressed every time you get in the vehicle!</TD></TR></TABLE> <br><A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMN7sCaZegc" TARGET="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMN7sCaZegc</A><br><A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzAuUatFomM&feature=PlayList&p=B59C587608D5CF4A&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=17" TARGET="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...ex=17</A><p><br>I am beyond being impressed so I rest my case. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by GrecianVolvo at 6:23 PM 8-7-2009</i>
 

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Just my own experience: I'm a long time BMW owner and member of the local BMW club.<br>in 2004 when I was looking for a family vehicle, it came down to the BMW X3 2.5 vs the XC70. I picked the XC70 because it was more family friendly and I got more features (sunroof, leather, etc...) for the money. <br>This year I traded the XC70 for an XC90 - but first I did the comparison between the XC90 and X5. <br>What I found was that the 7 passenger seating in the 90 was more comfortable for people in the back, the visibility was better out of the 90, and again I got more features for the money. With the V8 version of the 90, it was the hands down winner for me.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>francisd</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Just my own experience: I'm a long time BMW owner and member of the local BMW club.<br>in 2004 when I was looking for a family vehicle, it came down to the BMW X3 2.5 vs the XC70. I picked the XC70 because it was more family friendly and I got more features (sunroof, leather, etc...) for the money. <br>This year I traded the XC70 for an XC90 - but first I did the comparison between the XC90 and X5. <br>What I found was that the 7 passenger seating in the 90 was more comfortable for people in the back, the visibility was better out of the 90, and again I got more features for the money. With the V8 version of the 90, it was the hands down winner for me.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Totally Agree! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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We have an XC90 T6 and even with the tranny problems, I would still go with the Volvo. <br>If the R-Design was out when we purchased, I would have one of those. I am actually toying around the idea of trading ours in for an R-Design, then we would have 2 R's in the driveway! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: X5 Vs XC90 ? (GrecianVolvo)

<A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ-VWTdYU0w&feature=PlayList&p=3F01CDC8E559CC83&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=18" TARGET="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...ex=18</A>
 

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Re: X5 Vs XC90 ? (ss60)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ss60</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ-VWTdYU0w&feature=PlayList&p=3F01CDC8E559CC83&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=18" TARGET="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...ex=18</A></TD></TR></TABLE><p>What's that? Rolling it over on a bed of gravel/sand? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: X5 Vs XC90 ? (GrecianVolvo)

If you listen to the audio, they did it to mimic a real life situation. <p>The point of my posting the video, is that bmw tests their cars too, and very well. <br>The roll test therefore, does not contribute to deciding between the two brands when making a purchase. <p>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ss60</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">If you listen to the audio, they did it to mimic a real life situation. <p>The point of my posting the video, is that bmw tests their cars too, and very well. <br>The roll test therefore, does not contribute to deciding between the two brands when making a purchase. <p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I am sure they do and I do not believe that BMW make unsafe cars. Just not as safe as Volvos.<p>If you take a look at the XC90 rollover, Volvo went to EXTREMES to roll out an XC90 at a 45-degree angle and at a significant speed where the car rolled over 3.5 times on A PAVEMENT, where a rollover would happen were the car to be T-boned or lose control during an abrupt maneuver and roll over.<p>Therefore, the fact that the roof and A-pillars of an XC90 holding up as well as they did during the video demo, that would be a significant factor that would contribute to my decision to buy that car.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by GrecianVolvo at 12:38 AM 8-26-2009</i>
 

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Re: X5 Vs XC90 ? (GrecianVolvo)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GrecianVolvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Ever seen an XC90 been made? From a few flat pieces from a roll of steel?<p><i>Modified by GrecianVolvo at 6:23 PM 8-7-2009</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p>No, but I did get a tour of the plant where they made the M1 Abrams tank a few years ago. It was amazing to see a few steel plates on one end, and a completed tank on the other end. Nice ride -- especially the gas turbine engine. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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