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by bilo999
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Disappointing dealer
Replies: 8
Views: 676

Re: Disappointing dealer

Totally right thing to do - we tried the 290 with a real view to purchase, but were not blown away by the difference between what we have now compared to what we have now - genuinely disappointed and was expecting more. If we did not already have a DS the 290 is the one we would be purchasing today.
by bilo999
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: What's your other car?
Replies: 38
Views: 9195

Re: What's your other car?

Fiat 500s for the city run about and to allow our son to use when he passes his test
Alfa 156 GTA Sportwagon - low miles, garage queen that I can't part with as it's near perfect, does about 300 miles a year :-(
by bilo999
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: DS, XC60 or F Pace
Replies: 38
Views: 4839

Re: DS, XC60 or F Pace

Was a bit pointless and stupid, but most of what any of the TG or Grand Tour do is..... but it was funny, and the unscientific outcome was a surprise, they literally were hooligans in the cars - I'm sure that it will end up on YouTube as you may not be able to view iPlayer in Germany
by bilo999
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: DS, XC60 or F Pace
Replies: 38
Views: 4839

Re: DS, XC60 or F Pace

Bit of a crap test though - for some reason they didn't seem to want the Velar to win. Totally crap test. The Velar was nearly twice the price of the Alfa. For that Velar money you could (pre)order a Stelvio Quadrofoglio (or however you spell it!) and have one monster of a car :twisted: :twisted: ....
by bilo999
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: DS, XC60 or F Pace
Replies: 38
Views: 4839

Re: DS, XC60 or F Pace

Actually the Stelvio really is a Giulia and they have been around for over a year, looking at the very minor problems, worse being a software update that takes almost 24 hours on the early cars - the future looks very promising for the Stelvio especially given the strong European Giulia sales and la...
by bilo999
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: DS, XC60 or F Pace
Replies: 38
Views: 4839

Re: DS, XC60 or F Pace

Quite interesting that given my earlier comments and after the Top Gear test - looked like the Alfa done quite well !
by bilo999
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Main Discovery Sport chat
Topic: Rejecting JLR not the DS
Replies: 12
Views: 775

Re: Rejecting JLR not the DS

My youngest has a 9 year old punto we bought 6 years ago for £5k that's been used by all 3 of our kids since It's been serviced annually and apart from that we've replaced battery, starter motor and set of tyres 6 years ago I didn't want to touch it with a barge pole and thought LRs were the holy g...
by bilo999
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: DS, XC60 or F Pace
Replies: 38
Views: 4839

Re: DS, XC60 or F Pace

Must admit - interesting views about buying an Alfa, they really do hold on to their money and I've found a safe bet, I've never got anywhere near the money lost on a VW we had compared to any of the Alfa's, the DS comes a close second....although the current Alfa I've hung onto is the exception as ...
by bilo999
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: DS, XC60 or F Pace
Replies: 38
Views: 4839

Re: DS, XC60 or F Pace

PLus for me the one concern I would have about the XC60 is that it's too new - I never buy at the 'bleeding edge', I let others take the pain of shaking down all the little niggles so a couple of years in is for me the time to buy. Undoubtedly though the Volvo would be well screwed together - the 9...
by bilo999
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: DS, XC60 or F Pace
Replies: 38
Views: 4839

Re: DS, XC60 or F Pace

Main reason we are sticking with the DS is the 5+2 seating, otherwise I’d be going for a Stelvio - however given your selection most likely the Volvo

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