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      Quote Originally Posted by matt1122 View Post
      On iPhone Dynolicious is the highest rated.
      Thanks Matt, and keep the reviews of your new car coming - great stuff!
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      Quote Originally Posted by matt1122 View Post
      Killed a Carrera S at a stop light this morning.

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      Awesome!!
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      Quote Originally Posted by teefive View Post
      x2 on the loosening up. my car got noticeably faster (i have a few post break-in videos out there--youve probably seen them)
      Hi teefive, curious about the IPD sway you installed on your RD? How much has it improved your handling and is the ride any harsher back there?
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      Jusy FYI - I e-mailed IPD yesterday and they could not confirm that their sway bar will work on the 2014 V60, so I may have been wrong when I thought that was the case. They expect to know soon.
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      Quote Originally Posted by matt1122 View Post
      Jusy FYI - I e-mailed IPD yesterday and they could not confirm that their sway bar will work on the 2014 V60, so I may have been wrong when I thought that was the case. They expect to know soon.
      Thanks Matt!
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      Quote Originally Posted by Bmo Pete View Post
      Hi teefive, curious about the IPD sway you installed on your RD? How much has it improved your handling and is the ride any harsher back there?
      Ride isn't any harsher. I thought it was a worthwhile upgrade- the initial turn-in seems quicker with slightly less roll (then again the car doesn't roll much in stock form.)

      Whenever I get in a loaner S60 (usually with the Touring suspension) it reminds me how awesome my car handles. For the money I'd recommend the upgrade.
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      So, this happened last night. Just a phone app, so we can't all go around calling the V60 a 5.0 second 0-60 car, but still felt pretty awesome.



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      How do you get the data--with an OBD2 connector? And which app?
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      The app is Dynolicious Classic, and it obtains data using the acceleromoter like a G-Tech and has been found by some reviewers to be more accurate than a GTech in some instances (probably because of the quality accelerometers Apple uses).

      https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dyno...286208729?mt=8

      You have to use a good mount, though. I've tried it in cup holders in loaners I've had and it did not work so well.
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      Cool -- I'll check it out.
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      A few additions to the improvements list:

      Interior
      Smoother turn signal/wiper blade stalk edges.

      Sensus
      Add a classic bluetooth button like on aftermarket bluetooth devices (which activates Siri on the iPhone).
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      Matt,

      Have you had a chance to take any extended trips? I am curious about the seat comfort, most of the reviews online have praised the over sized bolsters on these seats as really supportive. I have a 3 hour a day commute and sometimes feel like my seats(subaru) could double as a medieval torture device. Thanks.

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      There have been a few days where I spent several hours in the car, and I didn't get uncomfortable on those. Sunday I spend about 1.25 hour each way to White Castle (took the scenic route), and it was very comfortable. Unfortunately, I can't offer anything beyond that.
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      Quote Originally Posted by s40_red2007 View Post
      Matt,

      Have you had a chance to take any extended trips? I am curious about the seat comfort, most of the reviews online have praised the over sized bolsters on these seats as really supportive. I have a 3 hour a day commute and sometimes feel like my seats(subaru) could double as a medieval torture device. Thanks.
      I've had a few 6hr trips and the seats are outstanding
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      Just tried "driving it like I stole it" through a hard left from a stoplight. I was in DSTC Sport + Sport and CTC induced hard oversteer. Definitely something I'd want to avoid.

      At this point, I'd love to take this car on a track to see how it behaves when I have the chance to really test it. I don't think it would cut the mustard.

      Still 100% satisfied, regardless. That wasn't why I bought this car.
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      Quote Originally Posted by matt1122 View Post
      Just tried "driving it like I stole it" through a hard left from a stoplight. I was in DSTC Sport + Sport and CTC induced hard oversteer. Definitely something I'd want to avoid.

      At this point, I'd love to take this car on a track to see how it behaves when I have the chance to really test it. I don't think it would cut the mustard.

      Still 100% satisfied, regardless. That wasn't why I bought this car.
      oversteer? you sure?
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      MY15 Technology Package and Blind Spot Information System Review

      After spending a month with the Technology Package, I am very happy to have taken this option.

      Adaptive Cruise Control is usable at speeds above 20 miles per hour without a vehicle to follow and from a complete stop if there is a vehicle to follow through a feature called Queue Assist. You can mostly set it and forget it, however there are times when the driver needs to intervene. When a vehicle cuts into your following distance, it sometimes takes the Volvo a moment to realize it has a new lead, which could result in an accident or near-accident. When the vehicle in front of you slows down to take a turn, the Volvo will brake along with that vehicle - often even if the vehicle has moved onto the shoulder or into a turning lane. Lastly, if the vehicles in front of you are being driven by idiots, ACC gets confused why vehicles are going 6 different ways and it will sound a warning and return control to you. Aside from these instances, the system works very well. I drove about 20 miles straight one day on a highway with speed limits varying between 50 and 35 mph and through about a dozen stoplights. With the exception of one time where no other vehicle was in front of me at the stoplight, I never once had to step on the brake or gas pedals. If you take long-distance drives and just want to relax or just like taking long relaxing drives listening to your Premium Sound System after a trip to White Castle, this feature alone is probably worth the full cost of the package.

      When you're not using Cruise Control, Distance Alert uses the distance setting from the ACC system to alert you when you are following too closely by showing a 4-LED-wide orange bar right in front of you. This has helped me to realize that what most people think is a safe following distance is not a safe following distance at all. According to the manual, the full 5-bar setting (maximum distance) warns you when you are less than three seconds behind - about a safe distance in most situations (traditionally, people are taught two seconds minimum is safe, but most safety authorities are pushing three seconds to be the new standard after further research). If you do get too close and a collision is imminent, Collision Warning kicks on, beeping at you, muting the stereo, and flashing that orange bar - but this time, it's wider and bright red! This system will also detect Cyclists and Pedestrians.

      Lane Departure Warning is the system designed to alert you when you are leaving your lane of travel without using your turn signal. I would criticize Lane Departure Warning, Distance Alert, and Collision Warning for being both too sensitive and not sensitive enough. Lane Departure Warning will warn you when you go near the line to avoid a pothole, but it won't warn you earlier if the (separately optioned) Blind Spot Information System knows there is a vehicle in that lane next to you. It should! Collision Warning will go off if you get close to the vehicle in front of you for a tight pass (probably not a bad thing), but it will also go off on some hard curves when a vehicle is approaching from the opposite direction or when there is a curve and a pedestrian is in front of your vehicle on the sidewalk. Fortunately, auto braking has not been involved in any of these false alarms, as the system detects that I'm actively driving and let's me take care of business. Distance Alert should probably be set so that each bar is one second, allowing us to set the follow distance to 4-5 seconds to account for road conditions. These are all suggestions I would have for Volvo to improve the system, but the systems are still worth having in their current form in my opinion.

      The US version of Active High Beam automatically turns the high beams on and off based on what the camera sees. Sometimes it turns the lights off for puddle reflections, street lights, or business signs. Sometimes it turns the lights off for no apparent reasons. But it does a pretty good job of keeping the lights off for approaching vehicles and a decent enough job for keeping them off for distant vehicles traveling in the same direction. It is convenient to use, and if you want to control the high beams manually, you just throw the switch into the "ON" position from "AUTO".

      Lastly, we have Road Sign Information. It does a great job picking up speed limit signs, even when I expect its view was blocked. It also tends to pick up School Zone and Bus/Truck Speed Limit signs sometimes. It should be taught to ignore Bus/Truck signs and to pick up the School Zone keyword and switch back to the prior limit when the End of School Zone sign passes, but overall I'm very happy to have this. It sees more signs than I do, let's put it that way.

      Driver Alert Control and Full-Auto Brake have not been activated yet for me, but I tested Full-Auto Brake in a MY2013 XC70 during a demonstration at Volvo's US headquarters two years ago and found it to be impressive. They didn't give me the chance to see how hard it was to override the system, but ... it did brake automatically.

      The Blind Spot Information System is fantastic, and works as advertised. I've found that this new radar-based system is much more accurate, especially in lower-visibility conditions. It's Cross-Traffic alert feature works in combination with the Park Assist sensors and back-up camera to make it clear what's going on behind you. If you're going to get the Technology Package, you should pick this up as well! These two packages together really make the car feel incredibly convenience and comfortable in ways you wouldn't even expect.

      TL;DR - If you're not going to get the Tech and BLIS packages, your friends won't realize that you drive a futuristic spaceship on wheels.
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      Also, I haven't been able to recreate a near 5.0-second 0-60mph run - most are still around 5.5, though they are more consistently coming in just under 5.5 rather than just above.

      The suspension is settling in and I'm feeling a little more. I'll be rewriting my engine and chassis performance reviews in another 1,000 miles.
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      Oh, also very important - a lot of the latency issues I initially complained of seem to have gone away - especially the iPod control latency and track info problems. I'm not sure how, why, or if it will stay that way.
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      Quote Originally Posted by teefive View Post
      I've had a few 6hr trips and the seats are outstanding
      I have to completely second this! Just had two back to back 3 hour trips (with one quick coffee stop) and I couldn't have been more comfortable. Haven't experienced any aches and pains, not even with my jacked-up foot and ankle (sportbikes), which always aches after long drives, though not sure how these comfy-ergo seats helped there?
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      Oh, also very important - a lot of the latency issues I initially complained of seem to have gone away - especially the iPod control latency and track info problems. I'm not sure how, why, or if it will stay that way.
      I also have a second or two delay (spinning circle icon) when changing tracks or moving between folders. My ipod is pretty ancient so maybe that's part of it. Not a big issue for me.

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      Thanks for the great review! I was already leaning heavily towards getting the tech and blis packages in my V60 and you've helped seal the deal. I see you live in Jersey, if you want to test out the full auto brake head over here to the Throgs Neck or Whitestone Bridges. If you go through the toll plaza just a tiny bit faster than you think you should, the toll barrier will set it off every time! I set it off just for fun (when no one is behind me).
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      Thanks for the thorough update, Matt! I wanted to get the Tech package this time, but ultimately didn't. Since I ended up buying from inventory, the ones they had tech on weren't otherwise attractive to me. And as it is, I went up about $5000 in MSRP from 2012 to 2014... that was about as much as I was comfortable with. But -fingers crossed- next time!

      Glad to hear you're finding it useful!
      Quote Originally Posted by matt1122 View Post
      MY15 Technology Package and Blind Spot Information System Review

      After spending a month with the Technology Package, I am very happy to have taken this option.

      Adaptive Cruise Control is usable at speeds above 20 miles per hour without a vehicle to follow and from a complete stop if there is a vehicle to follow through a feature called Queue Assist. You can mostly set it and forget it, however there are times when the driver needs to intervene. When a vehicle cuts into your following distance, it sometimes takes the Volvo a moment to realize it has a new lead, which could result in an accident or near-accident. When the vehicle in front of you slows down to take a turn, the Volvo will brake along with that vehicle - often even if the vehicle has moved onto the shoulder or into a turning lane. Lastly, if the vehicles in front of you are being driven by idiots, ACC gets confused why vehicles are going 6 different ways and it will sound a warning and return control to you. Aside from these instances, the system works very well. I drove about 20 miles straight one day on a highway with speed limits varying between 50 and 35 mph and through about a dozen stoplights. With the exception of one time where no other vehicle was in front of me at the stoplight, I never once had to step on the brake or gas pedals. If you take long-distance drives and just want to relax or just like taking long relaxing drives listening to your Premium Sound System after a trip to White Castle, this feature alone is probably worth the full cost of the package.

      When you're not using Cruise Control, Distance Alert uses the distance setting from the ACC system to alert you when you are following too closely by showing a 4-LED-wide orange bar right in front of you. This has helped me to realize that what most people think is a safe following distance is not a safe following distance at all. According to the manual, the full 5-bar setting (maximum distance) warns you when you are less than three seconds behind - about a safe distance in most situations (traditionally, people are taught two seconds minimum is safe, but most safety authorities are pushing three seconds to be the new standard after further research). If you do get too close and a collision is imminent, Collision Warning kicks on, beeping at you, muting the stereo, and flashing that orange bar - but this time, it's wider and bright red! This system will also detect Cyclists and Pedestrians.

      Lane Departure Warning is the system designed to alert you when you are leaving your lane of travel without using your turn signal. I would criticize Lane Departure Warning, Distance Alert, and Collision Warning for being both too sensitive and not sensitive enough. Lane Departure Warning will warn you when you go near the line to avoid a pothole, but it won't warn you earlier if the (separately optioned) Blind Spot Information System knows there is a vehicle in that lane next to you. It should! Collision Warning will go off if you get close to the vehicle in front of you for a tight pass (probably not a bad thing), but it will also go off on some hard curves when a vehicle is approaching from the opposite direction or when there is a curve and a pedestrian is in front of your vehicle on the sidewalk. Fortunately, auto braking has not been involved in any of these false alarms, as the system detects that I'm actively driving and let's me take care of business. Distance Alert should probably be set so that each bar is one second, allowing us to set the follow distance to 4-5 seconds to account for road conditions. These are all suggestions I would have for Volvo to improve the system, but the systems are still worth having in their current form in my opinion.

      The US version of Active High Beam automatically turns the high beams on and off based on what the camera sees. Sometimes it turns the lights off for puddle reflections, street lights, or business signs. Sometimes it turns the lights off for no apparent reasons. But it does a pretty good job of keeping the lights off for approaching vehicles and a decent enough job for keeping them off for distant vehicles traveling in the same direction. It is convenient to use, and if you want to control the high beams manually, you just throw the switch into the "ON" position from "AUTO".

      Lastly, we have Road Sign Information. It does a great job picking up speed limit signs, even when I expect its view was blocked. It also tends to pick up School Zone and Bus/Truck Speed Limit signs sometimes. It should be taught to ignore Bus/Truck signs and to pick up the School Zone keyword and switch back to the prior limit when the End of School Zone sign passes, but overall I'm very happy to have this. It sees more signs than I do, let's put it that way.

      Driver Alert Control and Full-Auto Brake have not been activated yet for me, but I tested Full-Auto Brake in a MY2013 XC70 during a demonstration at Volvo's US headquarters two years ago and found it to be impressive. They didn't give me the chance to see how hard it was to override the system, but ... it did brake automatically.

      The Blind Spot Information System is fantastic, and works as advertised. I've found that this new radar-based system is much more accurate, especially in lower-visibility conditions. It's Cross-Traffic alert feature works in combination with the Park Assist sensors and back-up camera to make it clear what's going on behind you. If you're going to get the Technology Package, you should pick this up as well! These two packages together really make the car feel incredibly convenience and comfortable in ways you wouldn't even expect.

      TL;DR - If you're not going to get the Tech and BLIS packages, your friends won't realize that you drive a futuristic spaceship on wheels.
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      Thanks for the info! Picking up my MY15 V T6 today with the same options u just reviewed.... Great insight.

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      Forgot one last time you need to act with Queue Assist - if the vehicle stops for more than a moment, a tap on the gas pedal or pressing the resume button is necessary to tell it to get moving again.

      Glad you guys can make use of the review.
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      The delay on Queue-Assist "going to sleep" as you've mentioned is roughly 3 seconds.

      I don't think the usefulness of these packages can be overstated...
      They are all excellent driver's aids that in no way interfere with driving (except for ACC)--at worst, they're beep-y annoyances; at best, they provide timely information you may not have been aware of.
      I know that some traffic information systems provide feedback through the steering wheel, which I think is a really bad design. The Volvo system simply flashes a light and/or beeps at you, and that's it. They're also easily disabled with buttons (one for LDW, another for PA/CTA, third for CW.)

      I had a practical test of the CTA system not too long ago: I couldn't see very far down the street in one direction because of a parked car, so I slowly started reversing down the driveway. I didn't roll more than a foot before I got a low, constant tone and a quadrant highlighted on the Park Assist screen--I stopped, and sure enough, there was a car coming from the direction with the obstructed line-of-sight...

      There are at least 4 distinct tones and patterns the system uses (a variable one for Park Assist, another for Collision Warning, a third for Lane Departure and the previously-mentioned Cross-Traffic Alert), and I'd rather not have a practical demonstration of a possible fifth (drowsy driver alert.)
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      Instrument cluster shut off yesterday while at a stop light. I shifted into Park to prepare to restart the engine, but it came right back on when I shifted gears.
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      Instrument cluster shut off yesterday while at a stop light. I shifted into Park to prepare to restart the engine, but it came right back on when I shifted gears.
      Similar thing happened to me but the cluster didn't go dark but instead went to dusk/night setting and my rotary switch was set low enough so it appeared it went dark.

      This behavior is really bizarre. It appears that there are two settings to the instrument cluster backlight.

      1. The "day setting" which approximately 80% of max and in that setting the manual dimmer adjuster DOES NOT work (why???)

      2. The "night/dusk/tunnel setting" in which manual dimmer adjuster IS active.

      The light sensor switches between two depending on ambient light sometimes erratically, for example going from the sunlight into dense fog (not unusual in Bay Area)
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      check the screen saver setting.
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      The screen saver setting for Sensus? This was the actual instrument cluster that shut off. I would imaging that the screen saver doesn't do that. Also, the Sensus display was still on. Sensus still being on is also an indicator that it wasn't just dimmed, as the Sensus display always dims with the cluster for tunnel mode, etc. Pretty sure it just went black.
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      Quote Originally Posted by mb3563 View Post
      Thanks for the info! Picking up my MY15 V T6 today with the same options u just reviewed.... Great insight.

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      Curious to see how you like your new T6. Post your thoughts and maybe some pics for the rest of us !

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      DIM shut off again on Saturday night, again shifting (into Neutral) woke it up immediately.

      Will have to see if there are any software updates available and/or report the problem to Volvo when I bring the car in to have the mirrors checked.

      Also had some fun in wet weather. No silly CTC oversteer when you're skidding on wet pavement. Car handled amazingly well.
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      Rough start this morning. Coughed and wheezed a bit before it started up.

      Shut it down and gave it another go and it was fine the second time.

      Has had a few other slow cranks over the past few weeks, wondering if I'm going to have a starter problem.
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      Just an update, rough start was a one-time thing. Something may have drained the battery - maybe I left a light on or something and didn't realize it?

      Instrument Cluster has not randomly shut off again since that second time.

      I still have to go have the mirrors looked at / fixed.

      I have never loved any of my other Volvo's as much as I love this one. Two months later, this car really puts a smile on my face when I'm driving it. You just have to love it for what it is. When you push it hard, you will find out that it's not a wolf in sheep's clothing, but rather a sheep on steroids in a wolf's clothing. And it's fantastic.
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      Quote Originally Posted by matt1122 View Post
      I have never loved any of my other Volvo's as much as I love this one. Two months later, this car really puts a smile on my face when I'm driving it. You just have to love it for what it is. When you push it hard, you will find out that it's not a wolf in sheep's clothing, but rather a sheep on steroids in a wolf's clothing. And it's fantastic.
      Nice description!
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