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Bye Bye V50 .... Hello Black Edition Tdi (170)

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    After 5yrs it was time to change the company car. My Volvo V50 2.0 Diesel Sport had served me well all the way to 90,000 miles, we suffered a few set backs in the final year but I have to say it always got me home. I will miss the keyless drive, but its a sacrifice worth making. So far done 155 miles in the Audi, had fun on the M1/A1 yesterday the DRL's dont waste time in moving traffic out of the way! or was it me flashing those infront when trying to engage the cruise control........
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    After a 16 week wait the replacement was finally delivered. A Phantom Black A3 Sportback 170 diesel with heated seats and cruise control.

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    and finally the interior

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    V50 is a nice car m8, i went through a phase last year of wanting the
    r design sporty one, but i stuck with the a3, your new car looks really nice
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    Enjoy the new car mate. Looks nice
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    THAT^^^^^^^^^^^^ is probably the worst steering wheel I've seen in my life. Ever.
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    [May 17, 2012]
    To be fair if you want a cool steering wheel... then......


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    Can you post a photo of your whole interior, so I can see if it looks better fitted.
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    I bet your going to miss them Cup Holders thou.....:eyebrows:
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    Such a good job on the exterior of the V70 - then they spend ten minutes designing the interior. Nice new motor mate and an interior that's actually been designed.
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    [May 17, 2012]
    Lovely mate. Hopefully have something very similar arriving in three weeks..
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    [May 17, 2012]
    Hartlepool Marina?

    Looks like my old offices in the background.

    Nice choice BTW:icon_thumright:
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    [May 17, 2012]
    Really nice mate! Looks mint!

    Enjoy!

    Cheers,
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    [May 17, 2012]
    Hartlepool? Nice to see a few locals on the site
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    Thanks m8. Yes the V50 was a solid car, only thing that let it down was the MPG. Even if I drove it with Miss Daisy in the back the best I got was 43 mpg. Averaged around 38 mpg which is poor for a diesel.
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    Hey it's a Volvo! Probably got 6 airbags in there.
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    I will miss the child booster seats even more. I had the family pack fitted from new the outer rear seats lifted up for youngsters. The keyless drive was also great.
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    Thanks m8, 3 weeks will fly by, it's worth the wait I'm loving the car.
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    [May 17, 2012]
    Yes your guess is right, its the Marina alright. So your ex Garlands?
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    Thanks Si, not long for your fully spec'd model. What was the final cost of yours, must be near £30k?
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    Yes my man you guessed right, good old Hartlepool. Parked near Marina during the day (the 9 to 5) then Thai Pan (wife's business) during nights. No rest for the wicked!!
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    No mate, the company I worked for took the top floor in one of the refurbed Garlands offices last year.
    Not a bad spot actually.
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    Look how long the steering wheel is in the volley.
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    Tomorrow mate! It was 30 mate yeah, would have been nearly cheaper to get the S3 but I can't justify the fuel cost anymore... :(

    How is it after a week?

    Cheers,
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    I took the same route V50 R-Design with the 2.4 D5 lump, great sound, brilliant car, tons of oomph.
    Here it is the morning it departed, back on dated number plates. I really miss the torquey five cylinder but don't miss the vague handling or horrendous custommer care.

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    Oh I miss the bendy xenons too which was an £900 option on top of the xenons I had ordered. So was chuffed when salesman said they wouldn't cost me a penny.

    Did I mention the logical mirrors that DO fold upon locking!!!
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