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#1 Fastfordman

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:37 PM

It's goodbye to Ford Ownership for me now I have traded in my Mk3 Ford Focus Zetec 1.6(125) Petrol for a 13 Plate delivery mileage Volvo V40 D4 SE, which I pick up on Sunday. Its a 2 litre turbo diesel 177 bhp so a bit faster than my current car!.

 

Loved my Focus but wanted something quicker and this car was going at a bargain price nearly £6k of new price and it has only done delivery mileage.

 

New Car

 

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#2 jg321

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:57 PM

177 BHP! That should be sweet! Do keep us updated.



#3 btmaldon

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 08:53 PM

Nice.



#4 VickiW

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 09:00 PM

Very nice and good luck on ur new adventure!!! New car like new gf looks better and hope she performs better too and hope she's not too high maintance

#5 alexp999

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 10:23 PM

At least we can take solace in the fact that it is essentially a ford focus underneath :D

Good luck with the new car

#6 artscot79

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 12:47 AM

The old volvo was a ford now volvos chinese owned im unsure as to where the mechanicals come from strange

#7 salsheikh

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 08:26 AM

better change your username to chinesevolvoman!



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 08:30 AM

I think most of the current range of Volvos are still based on Ford platforms. The V40 even looks a similar shape to the Focus.

 

Where the Chinese will go with future models is a different matter though....



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 09:03 AM

Hi, I think the increase in torque will be more noticeable than the power coming from the 1.6 petrol which lack any. Can I ask how much you paid for the Volvo and what made you choose that over the Mk3 Focus?



#10 Fastfordman

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 04:24 PM

At least we can take solace in the fact that it is essentially a ford focus underneath :D
Good luck with the new car


Yep the chassis is definitely a focus one, everything else is volvo.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 04:25 PM


Hi, I think the increase in torque will be more noticeable than the power coming from the 1.6 petrol which lack any. Can I ask how much you paid for the Volvo and what made you choose that over the Mk3 Focus?


Was 19k, 3 months old pre reg with 10miles on clock. The cabin quality is much nicer than my focus and the depreciation on focuses put me off buying another focus in a higher spec.

#12 jimrex

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:43 PM

The V40 is a nice car, and something a bit different from the normal BMW 1 series, Audi A3 etc that dominate the premium hatch market. Hope you enjoy your new car :)



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 07:55 PM

Pictures of new car, been a bit busy to upload them before now. Done 1300 miles in 3 weeks, loving the car it is very refined to drive, economical 46+ mpg but the power is the best bit it is immense. The torque of the engine is great, it just keeps pulling all the time.

 

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 09:07 PM

nice looking car fella and im sure you will be happy with it



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