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    My former V70 R manual fwd Nautic.

    So after owning this car twice already. she came up for sale yet again due to being under used. After much thought, I've put a hefty deposit on her to keep her in our circles. If anyone is after one then give me a shout, or very reluctantly(not), she will become my car yet again!!

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    I'd have had it last week, but bought the S70R

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ettienne View Post
    I'd have had it last week, but bought the S70R
    The main thing is that I have her, whether or not I intend to keep her is another matter. She needs too be appreciated, and I do. even if it's only temporary ownership.

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    So I have a serious bite on my OG 9-3 Aero coupe, which if proceeds means that the V70 R stays with me.

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    Look, I'm sorry for partly leaving the Volvo world for Saab, but what is almost immediately obvious is that Volvo's are far superior build quality. So the fact that Saabs do 20%+ better mpg is offset when you come to MOT time, and you get a 700 bill, fpr holes in the floor etc.

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    good to hear you're keeping the v70r from the wolves, you know how hard it is to find a good one and really only know when you let it go. good luck with the saab sale mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foammanmark View Post
    Look, I'm sorry for partly leaving the Volvo world for Saab, but what is almost immediately obvious is that Volvo's are far superior build quality. So the fact that Saabs do 20%+ better mpg is offset when you come to MOT time, and you get a 700 bill, fpr holes in the floor etc.
    That'll teach you to get a Vauxhall...I mean SAAB

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoleT-5R View Post
    good to hear you're keeping the v70r from the wolves, you know how hard it is to find a good one and really only know when you let it go. good luck with the saab sale mate.
    It was another one of those moments when I sold her, that I turned round and looked at her and thought, what have I done!!

    3rd time of ownership and the DVLA will think I'm bonkers.........lol.

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    Lol, if you sell it again, it'll be "x previous owners, but most of them are me "

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoleT-5R View Post
    good to hear you're keeping the v70r from the wolves, you know how hard it is to find a good one and really only know when you let it go. good luck with the saab sale mate.
    Thanks, but I've obtained a quotation for insuring the R just in case the Saab doesn't go, but would have to start a new policy as they won't insure any more cars on our current policy. Aviva have quoted 572 with O NCD(mine are already used on 2 cars), only 3,000 miles/year and SD & P. Plan to obtain further quotes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doingitsideways View Post
    Lol, if you sell it again, it'll be "x previous owners, but most of them are me "
    Yeah, lol. Think I owned her Oct 12 - July 14, Apr 15 - Jan 17 and then from whenever I pick her up again.

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    How many have you got now, Mark?
    Look into fleet insurance.

    I use a broker called Clegg Gifford. Minimum of three cars and I've yet to find the upper limit

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    I use Peter best (pbis). 200 fully comp on my t5. 0 ncb 3000 miles pa
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doingitsideways View Post
    How many have you got now, Mark?
    Look into fleet insurance.

    I use a broker called Clegg Gifford. Minimum of three cars and I've yet to find the upper limit
    Cheers for this. Temporarily at least, we'll be at 6, but Aviva will only(only-PMSL) insure 5 on a single multi-car policy.

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    Ask about the way NCB works, as mine works a bit weird.

    Although it applies to my policy on renewal, because it isn't applied to a particular driver, on a particular vehicle, it makes it difficult if you want to move on.

    That said, on the whole I'm quite happy with mine and as long as you have at least three cars to insure it can work out very worthwile.

    My premium is based on the drivers rather than the cars, so it didn't even change when I added the XC90 V8, when all the other cars/vans were worth less put together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doingitsideways View Post
    Ask about the way NCB works, as mine works a bit weird.

    Although it applies to my policy on renewal, because it isn't applied to a particular driver, on a particular vehicle, it makes it difficult if you want to move on.

    That said, on the whole I'm quite happy with mine and as long as you have at least three cars to insure it can work out very worthwile.

    My premium is based on the drivers rather than the cars, so it didn't even change when I added the XC90 V8, when all the other cars/vans were worth less put together.
    I'm waiting until this coming weekend before I jump on the insurance, as a Saab may go, meaning that the R goes on our current policy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foammanmark View Post
    I'm waiting until this coming weekend before I jump on the insurance, as a Saab may go, meaning that the R goes on our current policy.
    OK, so how things can change overnight. My wife had an accident on Wednesday and her 156 is written off. Minimal damage but not worth repairing, and the main thing is that she's fine. The R is now on our multi-car policy in place of the 156, with an increase in premium of 6.00/month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foammanmark View Post
    OK, so how things can change overnight. My wife had an accident on Wednesday and her 156 is written off. Minimal damage but not worth repairing, and the main thing is that she's fine. The R is now on our multi-car policy in place of the 156, with an increase in premium of 6.00/month.
    Sorry to hear you wife was in an accident, I do hope she is fine...good job she wasn't in your R...but she could have at least killed off your Saab for you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoleT-5R View Post
    Sorry to hear you wife was in an accident, I do hope she is fine...good job she wasn't in your R...but she could have at least killed off your Saab for you...
    She killed a Fiat, it's not all bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stribo View Post
    She killed a Fiat, it's not all bad.
    And has now taken my Fiat oil burner off me, so all good. Miss the economy but I will make Mr Shell happy.


 

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