Which Elgrand have you got?

Which Elgrand have you got?

  • E50

    Votes: 102 30.2%
  • E51

    Votes: 223 66.0%
  • E52

    Votes: 3 0.9%
  • None

    Votes: 10 3.0%

  • Total voters
    338

sitting_duck

Well-Known Member
#82
Love surprising people at the lights! lol Especially T5's!!!
T5 what? - Volvo? if you're beating that they're not trying!

There isn't a model that Volvo makes or made with a T5 engine (be it 2.0 or 2.3) that couldn't crack 0-60 in 7.0 seconds or less - and the vast majority are front wheel drive to boot.

Granted as big van like cars go - Elgrands are rapid but keep it "reals homes"!
 

MrRob_in

Part of the furniture (please de-cat your e51/2)
Staff member
Premium Member
E51 Expert
E51 Owner
#83
T5 as in VW Transporter (5th version) I assumed... easier to spot and educate owners / drivers about e51 performance stats. :rofl:
 

sitting_duck

Well-Known Member
#84
T5 as in VW Transporter (5th version) I assumed... easier to spot and educate owners / drivers about e51 performance stats. :rofl:
Haha - that'll teach me to jump to conclusions!

I've gotten quite familiar with Volvo's over the years (T5's started my interest).

The wife has a Volvo V70 T6 with a polestar remap (Volvo main dealers do the remap) circa 305hp and about 350lb/ft - goes like stink!

Yeah - I doubt there's anything than a breathed on 2.4tdi T4 (was the 5 cyl motor available in the T5?) in the transporter range can get under 10 seconds?
 

MrRob_in

Part of the furniture (please de-cat your e51/2)
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E51 Owner
#85
Haha - that'll teach me to jump to conclusions!

I've gotten quite familiar with Volvo's over the years (T5's started my interest).

The wife has a Volvo V70 T6 with a polestar remap (Volvo main dealers do the remap) circa 305hp and about 350lb/ft - goes like stink!

Yeah - I doubt there's anything than a breathed on 2.4tdi T4 (was the 5 cyl motor available in the T5?) in the transporter range can get under 10 seconds?
I lost interest with Transporters after Transit clone t5 came out, well actually it was when production of the vr6 t4 stopped (mainly for US market).

I note Dodge have reworded the Ducato with a 250bhp 3.5v6 petrol auto ...
 

Richard Fox

Double Elgrand Obession!
Premium Member
E51 Owner
#86
Yep you were right I was talking about a VW Transporter! lol I know those Volvo's are bl**dy quick I would never try it on with one of them!!! lol
 

Karl

Founder
Staff member
E50 Owner
Premium Member
E50 Expert
#88
Almost double the 51's to 50's now!

Only 286 votes out of 1000 members though - we can do better :rofl:
 

Travellingman

Well-Known Member
E50 Owner
Premium Member
#90
Its not so much about power as power to weight ratio ,Road and track did a test with Olympic sprinter Lewis Frank against a bmw 320 , he was in front to almost 100ft, just google " Human or car faster ".plus reaction time comes into it , unless they are regularly racing 0-whatever its quite easy to get the drop on a sleeping supercar at the lights .v70 weighs 1789/1811 , elgrand 1930/1970 , so , 100kg less and 65hp more the volvo should win , however the adage you snooze you lose applies .
 

Phil

Here for life
Premium Member
E51 Owner
#94
I always refer to Cho as a mpv , its just a silly personal thing , my in laws call it a van and it makes me think of a beaten up transit or ducato conversion , rant over :confounded:
I usually say car for mine without thinking but have called it people carrier, mpv, bus & van. It's surprising how many people assume it's a camper too - probably because they can't see inside much due to tinted rear windows or perhaps they notice the curtains?

My daughters took the piss out of me the other day because I referred to it as a cracking vehicle. Apparently "nobody says vehicle anymore dad" followed by much laughter & repeating shouts of "look at that vehicle over there dad" LITTLE GITS ;):)
 

Karl

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E50 Owner
Premium Member
E50 Expert
#95
It's surprising how many people assume it's a camper too
Probably because the VW T5 boys all have their camper converted, so people see a similar shape and assume it's a camper and that you are a trendy wanker that follows the heard like a good sheep should.

Apparently "nobody says vehicle anymore dad"
Is that because people seem to have lost the ability to use "real words" for things these days... like bae, motor, bestie... etc etc :joy: