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Evening all.

 

Just home relaxing after taking my wife and kids on a road trip 2 nights away a day exploring and a day in London.

All in we have done just over 700miles A roads and smaller I'm a keen driver and the m1 is hatred in a package for me.

Sat here reflecting now. I spend time bitching about what may or may not be up with the t5. Looking at parts I probably don't need and thinking about different cars. However in all honesty I can't imagine a more comfy and when requested fun place to have spent my travels and no complaints from the passengers either.

My wife tells me I just need to love the car more and it wouldn't need as much attention.

Hope many more of you have enjoyed a good drive this weekend.

 

 

 

 

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Lol.....I'd have to agree...for all their foibles they are a very nice place to whittle away the miles on a long road trip. 

My wife says the opposite to yours - "love it less & stop spending so much bloody money on it!"

Can't keep everyone happy it seems!

 

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They are indeed. And while the kids are young it takes all there mess and equipment they may require.
I crave for an immaculate car to polish and in the future it will happen( along side the t5 until it dies) its not a car I could part with or is worth parting with haha.

My wife is the owner of a 1jz engined Toyota soarer I bought her as a wedding present 4years ago. This covers me for whatever I want to spend


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In fact I think she wants me to buy another so she won't feel bad shelling out for a rebuild lol


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I used ponder about this somewhat as just travelling on the road in a proper swift Volvo made me feel better off.

You get to your destination without feeling you've actually been in a car suffering from stress and aches. When sat in traffic your reminded yet again of the comfy seats and overtakes or a brisk turn of pace are never any trouble.

I do near enough 1,000 miles a week in mine and tbh I can't think of a car I'd rather do it in unless we start talking Mercedes S65/ Cls 55 territory.


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I love my V70 D5 for its comfort. Unfortunately on one of my many skiing blitzkreigs, 900 miles door to door (Kitzbuhel to Bristol) completed in 13 hours I ended up with a DVT. Incredibly stupid move in hindsight. They might be comfy but make sure to take break and have a wander round every two hours. 

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If you modify them enough its not too hard to ruin the refined comfy feel :P after a week at the ring in the 850 i always enjoy getting back into the D5 

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I love my V70 D5 for its comfort. Unfortunately on one of my many skiing blitzkreigs, 900 miles door to door (Kitzbuhel to Bristol) completed in 13 hours I ended up with a DVT. Incredibly stupid move in hindsight. They might be comfy but make sure to take break and have a wander round every two hours. 

Wow that's not good. Me and the wife once drove non stop back from Germanys black Forrest to York. This was in a Peugeot 406 though which I would say was the most comfortable I've ever owned. These days though I do enjoy to break the journey up.


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I have to say I do miss the driving position of my P1 V70R and the reassurance of the seats, being M4.4 the driveability is fantastic and almost as refined as a modern car.  As much as the P2 D5 has comfy seats the position is just a big high and slippery compared to the part leathers.  Both cars I can get out of at the other end and feel perfect even after a couple of hundred mile trip, the D5 perhaps a bit better on long hauls due to how quiet it is.  The economy of a diesel is great, however I'm not sold on the narrow power band.

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I have to say I do miss the driving position of my P1 V70R and the reassurance of the seats, being M4.4 the driveability is fantastic and almost as refined as a modern car.  As much as the P2 D5 has comfy seats the position is just a big high and slippery compared to the part leathers.  Both cars I can get out of at the other end and feel perfect even after a couple of hundred mile trip, the D5 perhaps a bit better on long hauls due to how quiet it is.  The economy of a diesel is great, however I'm not sold on the narrow power band.

I've often wondered how a d5 would feel compared to a t5 on the road. Is the difference in fuel economy very noticeable.


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I've often wondered how a d5 would feel compared to a t5 on the road. Is the difference in fuel economy very noticeable.

 

 

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Yes! Ridiculously so! The computer on a trip to London from Wiltshire was showing 72mpg when I got there and 69 when I got back. I believe it's inaccurate but the R tends to get between 26-32.

 

 

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Yes! Ridiculously so! The computer on a trip to London from Wiltshire was showing 72mpg when I got there and 69 when I got back. I believe it's inaccurate but the R tends to get between 26-32.
 
 
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Wow I would never have expected that much. I love the power delivery of the t5 but I also love to drive, and I'd do so much more of that if it was cheaper. The t5 could be made more special if it was out of daily use I guess


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I did read accurate there . I'm guessing high 40's is possible though


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