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    Cool XC90 buying Advice please

    Hello everyone,

    Its been some time since being on here ,

    Wife is looking to change her 2006 XC70 to an XC90

    She knows what spec it must be,,,,, leather dark heated seats , automatic !

    We dont know alot about these but she wants the ride height and awd

    We dont need the 7 seats , do those rear ones come out?

    What to look out for ? what to avoid, again looking around the same year 2006 ish

    Any advice really appreciated , thanks Ploppy and Mrs Ploppy

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    the rears fold into the floor very neatly, got to watch for a hike in tax on 2006 models and onwards, there's plenty out there but fewer with dark interiors

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    Make sure the 4WD works, and check all the electrics. As Ade said, the most rearward seats just fold out of the way, once down, you wouldn't know they're there.

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    Hey all.. picking up 2007 XC90 D5 AWD 185 auto this weekend

    Fingers crossed


    Also anyone know the measurements for the boot side windows as need to get graphics for business made up

    bottom and top lengths and height please

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    anyone know the measurements for the boot side windows as need to get graphics for business made up

    bottom and top lengths and height please

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    Pm'd you measurements

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoleT-5R View Post
    Pm'd you measurements
    So did I.

    I was out with the tape measure at half eleven last night, in the pitch black.

    Yours are probably much more accurate than mine!

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    Lol...approx im mate.....

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    I PMed them too, it was still light when I measured them at 7 PM

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    Quote Originally Posted by ploppy View Post
    Hey all.. picking up 2007 XC90 D5 AWD 185 auto this weekend

    Fingers crossed


    Also anyone know the measurements for the boot side windows as need to get graphics for business made up

    bottom and top lengths and height please
    That's the high road tax, but same mechanicals as ours, we bought post the recall for water ingress and 6sp auto with the 185bhp engine.

    We bought it as a good runner (but wasn't knocking) which we replaced the engine on, I'm led to believe it was the Bosch ecu that was at fault over injecting diesel melting a piston. Whilst about it we had all maintenance done and it's been brilliant since.

    Drop links, engine mounts, rear arm bushes to poly, 4 wheel bearings (skf) it should be good a while.

    I think half the problem was it was serviced every 15k but that was town miles, it's done every 5k now.

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    Our survey says,,, ergghhh erghhh

    Just been told by the dealer , he didnt notice the radio not woking and the icm needs to be replaced / repaired !

    So collection not tomorrow but next weekend now

    Been looking on the net and see a company in London can repair for 160 ?

    Anyone have any dealings with the same problem?

    Cheers
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    ps thank you all for window size.. graphics ordered !

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    Stereos packing up on the XC90 is quite a common problem.

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    OK update

    Guy couldnt repair ICM

    so looking at a 2007 XC90 Sport tomorrow D5 with all the goodies....

    pics may follow if she who must be obeyed buys it !!!!!

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    What's an ICM? (Ignition Control Module)?

    If it is, key pushes into the dash, that's ALSO a very common failure! Bloody Ford's

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    I have sent you a pm about my own '09 XC90 D5 that I am selling.

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    Thanks all...

    after alot of mucking about etc the Wife got an XC90 Sport ! 2007

    She is very happy with it,, will put some pics up soon

    Thanks again for all your help and advice ! Top Job !


 

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