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11 hours ago, motty said:

I heard the volvos were not too great off road. 

I have an XC70 with road tyres on, apart from low ground clearance which the XC90 doesn't have,  its adequate in most situations driven carefully and actually reading the ground ahead. If you never leave defined or already driven tracks you will rarely have problems. Most farms come into this category, most woodlands and some moors. 

However, if you go off road properly you will need a low ratio gearbox  and decent tyres at least 50/50. Driving over stubble, through deep water, getting your gear under remote flight lines you can't walk too, that sort of thing.

Good as Volvo is, and I love them, they're not Land Rovers or Range Rovers.

Range Rover is my choice of shooting bus for 80/90% of the time as I drive over ruts, ascend and descend steep slippery slopes and can cross water over 1ft deep. But sticking to farm tracks the Volvo's more than adequate and should serve well. Just be aware the towbar can dig in and act like a plow.

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