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Posted 09 May 2014 - 11:15 PM

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Considering this car as my first car. any feedback on the diesel version? any promotion? read that it is now 120k. 


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Posted 09 May 2014 - 11:22 PM

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THe car looks nice on the outside, but is really quite small on the inside with a small boot. Volvo is known for it's estate/wagons, and I think it would be better to consider the larger slibling V60.

It should be very nice to drive though. I have the old V50 and was very nice.

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 11:53 PM

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THe car looks nice on the outside, but is really quite small on the inside with a small boot. Volvo is known for it's estate/wagons, and I think it would be better to consider the larger slibling V60.

It should be very nice to drive though. I have the old V50 and was very nice.


Hi, am considering S60 or S80 diesel as well, can share how's the reliability and consumption of a Volvo? Thanks
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Posted 10 May 2014 - 12:06 AM

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Hi, am considering S60 or S80 diesel as well, can share how's the reliability and consumption of a Volvo? Thanks


This D2 engine is quite under power. The D4 will be a better engine. But AD never bring it in.
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Posted 10 May 2014 - 01:31 AM

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This D2 engine is quite under power. The D4 will be a better engine. But AD never bring it in.

 

D2 is not underpowered. Just have to be realistic with your expectations. For city driving, the torque is really good, 270Nm. I have tested the  D2, owned the T4 and currently driving the T6. The D2 feels more sprightly than the T4 at low revs (city driving conditions). However the T4 has the advantage of horsepower thus if you rev the D2 beyond 3500rpm, out of the torque band, the car feels flat, hence overtaking will need to be planned. The most wonderful part of this engine is the fuel consumption. 1 full tank can get you more than 1000km... my friend is reporting >1300km on a full tank. In comparison, T4 gets you 550-600km on a full tank. 



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Posted 10 May 2014 - 05:00 AM

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what about pumping malaysian diesel, heard it is a nono. what is its resale value like? apparently it is 130k or so. any views at this price point? am i better off with a jap car first and look at the conti cars next time when I can afford better?

 

the agents have been saying coe would rise so buy now! whats your view coz it seems like pressure tactics. 


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Posted 10 May 2014 - 08:03 AM

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My experience with Wearnes which distributes Volvo cars was very pleasant. Parts were replaced under warranty, no question asked. Wear and tear items excluded of course.

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 08:43 AM

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is it easy to get it repaired outside after the warranty? and are the parts much more expensive compared to jap?


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Posted 10 May 2014 - 09:32 AM

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I am also looking at the Volvo D2. Attractive price at 119k but don't know what's the trade off using a diesel...


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Posted 10 May 2014 - 09:54 AM

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What's the difference between the V40 Diesel and V40 Cross Country Diesel?

 

Based on price from SGcarmart, there is a 16k difference in price. Is it worth it?

 

V40 Diesel $134,999

V40 Cross Country Diesel $150,999


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Posted 10 May 2014 - 10:07 AM

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I am also looking at the Volvo D2. Attractive price at 119k but don't know what's the trade off using a diesel...

 

119k? Is this 2nd hand or the current price at the show room?


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Posted 10 May 2014 - 10:26 AM

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My experience with Wearnes which distributes Volvo cars was very pleasant. Parts were replaced under warranty, no question asked. Wear and tear items excluded of course.

I do not have so many days of annual leave to enjoy free coffee. I need a reliable car to pick up my wife and children.

I am also looking at the Volvo D2. Attractive price at 119k but don't know what's the trade off using a diesel...

In Singapore, the only conti can trust is Mercedes. Others can write off. Because no resale values. No alternate workshop.
How many days of annual leave do u have?
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Posted 10 May 2014 - 10:27 AM

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Think better take taxi, always there for you, early or late nia...

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 10:34 AM

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Think better take taxi, always there for you, early or late nia...

Pocket money is very important. 10 years COE is like renting a car.

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 10:34 AM

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I test driven the petrol version so won't comment on the engine. I like the many many safety features in V40 but I think the back seat space is a bit tight and back window a bit small. Boot space also ok only.

But hey , for $120k, there ain't many options.
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Posted 10 May 2014 - 10:38 AM

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I test driven the petrol version so won't comment on the engine. I like the many many safety features in V40 but I think the back seat space is a bit tight and back window a bit small. Boot space also ok only.

But hey , for $120k, there ain't many options.

Unless u have many days of annual leave.

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 10:39 AM

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I test driven the petrol version so won't comment on the engine. I like the many many safety features in V40 but I think the back seat space is a bit tight and back window a bit small. Boot space also ok only.

But hey , for $120k, there ain't many options.

Yes it can get abit tight for 3 pax behind. Its rival are the 1 series and A3.

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Yes it can get abit tight for 3 pax behind. Its rival are the 1 series and A3.

I never consider conti cars besides Mercedes.

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 10:46 AM

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I think it makes sense if you cover long distances in a day that you get a turbodiesel engine car. You get longer mileage as compared to petrol and you get some savings on your fuel bill.

 

If you cover short distances, it's better to get a petrol engine.

 

Today's turbodiesel the DPF(idesel particulate filter) if you know how it works is that it uses the heat from the exhaust to disintegrate or burn the diesel black soot/particles. So if you cover short distances in a day the particles will acummulate and not be able to burn off fast enough resulting the DPF to get clogged. Dan you have to go to a workshop, remove it and clean it with a high pressure water hose. You can do a search on youtube on cleaning the diesel DPF.

 

Another thing about a diesel engine is its clattering noise it produce like a taxi. The turbodiesel system is more high tech dan the turbo petrol. There are more parts that will be subjected to failure over time in the course of wear and tear. What gives the turbodiesel the extra torque is the high pressure fuel system ie. diesel high pressure pump, common rail fuel distribution and the fuel injectors. Any of these parts fail due to wear and tear it's not easy to fault find and parts are not going to be cheap to replace. You will start to feel that the engine no longer produce that much power and you might see a lot of black smoke coming out of the exhaust.

 

Another thing is there are not many workshops out there who knows how to fix turbodiesel issues.

 

Unless you cover large mileage and if you do not intend to keep the car for long. Sure, you can get a turbodiesel option. Look out for ADs who offer 5 years warranty with unlimited mileage. After you are done servicing your loan (max 5years) it's time to change car. LoL...


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Posted 10 May 2014 - 10:51 AM

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I think it makes sense if you cover long distances in a day that you get a turbodiesel engine car. You get longer mileage as compared to petrol and you get some savings on your fuel bill.
 
If you cover short distances, it's better to get a petrol engine.
 
Today's turbodiesel the DPF(idesel particulate filter) if you know how it works is that it uses the heat from the exhaust to disintegrate or burn the diesel black soot/particles. So if you cover short distances in a day the particles will acummulate and not be able to burn off fast enough resulting the DPF to get clogged. Dan you have to go to a workshop, remove it and clean it with a high pressure water hose. You can do a search on youtube.
 
Another thing about a diesel engine is its clattering noise it produce like a taxi. The turbodiesel system is more high tech dan the turbo petrol. There are more parts that will be subjected to failure over time in the course of wear and tear. What gives the turbodiesel the extra torque is the high pressure fuel system ie. diesel high pressure pump, common rail fuel distribution and the fuel injectors. Any of these parts fail due to wear and tear it's not easy to fault find and parts are not going to be cheap to replace. You will start to feel that the engine no longer produce that much power and you might see a lot of black smoke coming out of the exhaust.
 
Another thing is there are not many workshops out there who knows how to fix turbodiesel issues.
 
Unless you cover large mileage and if you do not intend to keep the car for long. Sure, you can get a turbodiesel option. Look out for ADs who offer 5 years warranty with unlimited mileage. After you are done servicing your loan (max 5years) it's time to change car. LoL...

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