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      matt1122's Long-Term V90 Cross Country Review and Microblog Thread

      Styling: Osmium Grey Metallic, Charcoal Interior, 19" 6-Double Spoke Matt Tech Black Diamond Cut Wheel 151
      Options: Convenience Package, Bowers & Wilkins Premium Sound, Graphical HUD, Premium Air Suspension
      Accessories: Polestar Performance Optimization

      Pre-Delivery Photos [imgur album] [swedespeed post]

      Important or Exciting Dates
      2/27/2017 - Order Placed
      4/05/2017 - Vehicle built*
      4/13/2017 - Vehicle leaves Port of Gothenburg on Vehicles Carrier Torino
      4/28/2017 - Vehicle discharged @ Port Newark, NJ** (2-Day Delay @ Halifax, NS)
      5/02/2017 - Vehicle Arrived @ Dealership***
      5/04/2017 - Delivery Taken
      5/20/2017 - Receive Message: Start/Stop Service Required
      5/22/2017 - Vehicle in for first workshop appointment.

      * Planned Factory Complete date was 4/18/2017, 13 days later
      ** Original Planned Date to SCSL was 5/10/2017, 12 days later
      *** Accepted Delivery Date had been 5/6/17

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      Vehicle Review

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      • Drivetrain and Stability Control System Evaluation (Long Term)
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      Keystone Volvo, Berwyn, PA has that EXACT, same XC (minus the wheels and tires) right here, right NOW and for sale.
      Ask them to do a dealer trade and buy it now
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      I placed my order on Monday of this week. There were some technical difficulties (sales manager kept getting kicked out mid-build), but they eventually got the order through. They called me back for the deposit later in the week. Now I wait.

      There is a part of me that really wanted a very different configuration with the Luxury Package: http://i.imgur.com/s7gWaKG.png

      But in the end, we decided the Luxury Package wasn't worth it. While this black + amber beauty would be sporty and more my flavor style-wise, there are some drawbacks to the luxury package/inscription trim. First, the leather is pulled more taught across the armrests, making them feel less plush. Second, the softer and more porous leather will not wear as well. Third, it's expensive and only includes things we really don't need. So we have decided to pass for now but until my last change date (or whatever it's called) I'll be thinking this over.

      This build also, of course, includes Metallic Black paint (hard to keep clean and swirl/scratch free) and the styling package (which increases the price even further). More reasons to pass.

      http://i.imgur.com/OJznewN.png

      Quote Originally Posted by JRL View Post
      Keystone Volvo, Berwyn, PA has that EXACT, same XC (minus the wheels and tires) right here, right NOW and for sale.
      Ask them to do a dealer trade and buy it now
      My lease is up June 1st, so I don't need it now. Plus I'm leasing to start and forgot to include the Polestar Tune was part of the order. I can residualize the tune and have it port installed by ordering.

      Also, the lease programs should get better. Maybe A-Plan will even be available. And I was able to negotiate a fair price in advance for a car a few months out. They "couldn't let one go for less than full MSRP when it was brand new on the lot" (paraphrasing).

      Thanks though, Jim. I do appreciate your help.
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      Exciting! Subscribed.

      Matt, I have to say that though I think you made the right decision, that black-on-Amber luxury build rendered above with styling package etc does look really fantastic. All it needs is a little blue badge on the rear

      Congratulations on making your purchase. I hope you and your wife enjoy the car and look forward to seeing your detail-oriented take on it in the months to come.


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      Quote Originally Posted by matt1122 View Post
      Configuration: Osmium Grey, Charcoal Leather Interior
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      Sounds good Dude! Gotta up to 19's though, right?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Bmo Pete View Post
      Sounds good Dude! Gotta up to 19's though, right?
      I think he meant to write that he is trading his 2015 V60RD in when the V90CC comes in.
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      I would change that to Amber leather.
      With Osmium, I think it's a MUCH prettier combo
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      Quote Originally Posted by JRL View Post
      I would change that to Amber leather.
      With Osmium, I think it's a MUCH prettier combo
      I'm sure it is, but If your hauling kids in this thing it's also a ****ing nightmare.


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      Quote Originally Posted by Young Satchel View Post
      I'm sure it is, but If your hauling kids in this thing it's also a ****ing nightmare.


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      Quote Originally Posted by Bmo Pete View Post
      Sounds good Dude! Gotta up to 19's though, right?
      Quote Originally Posted by PureDrive07 View Post
      I think he meant to write that he is trading his 2015 V60RD in when the V90CC comes in.
      Yes, I am letting the V60 go when the lease is up on June 1. My dad's actually been repeatedly asking, "How many miles are on your car? How much does it cost to buy it at the end of the lease?" Every time we've been at my parents' house in the past 6 months it's come up. I finally asked him, and he is actually considering buying it out.

      I need to edit out some extra stuff I forgot to cut when copy and pasting from my old thread.

      Quote Originally Posted by JRL View Post
      I would change that to Amber leather.
      With Osmium, I think it's a MUCH prettier combo
      Thanks, Jim. I was thinking about that or even Blonde with Osmium Grey. These colors really open up the interior and make the car feel less claustrophobic.

      Also considering dropping the Osmium Grey and going to Ice White (or maybe Crystal White). I know on the old XC forums I used to visit when I had the XC70, Ice White XC's were considered the finest specimens.

      The Blonde interior is exquisite. My wife, like me, didn't think the Charcoal was too dark when driving. But in the passenger seat the car seemed REALLY dark and just a little too minimalist.

      And the tailgate stays black, which is good for the dog hanging out back there...

      The amber interior may be a little too Halloween...


      Quote Originally Posted by Young Satchel View Post
      I'm sure it is, but If your hauling kids in this thing it's also a ****ing nightmare.
      No kids, so no problem. Dog will either be in the tailgate or in some sort of soft crate in the back seat.


      Here's an actual Crystal White with Blond Interior (correct spelling this time) via Instagram:

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      Niiiiiiice! I love the look of the V90! If I had waited an extra year, I would have gotten a V90 instead of the XC90 back in July. Has anyone seen the denim blue in person yet or have real pics (vs advertising/build pics)?
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      Quote Originally Posted by matt1122 View Post
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      Thanks. I did not get the ETA, not sure if it's available yet. I'm not chasing anyone for info yet.

      I'm still thinking about Crystal White as the exterior color. I've decided I'll keep the Charcoal interior since this will be my daily driver, but I do like the "Storm Trooper" look Crystal White has for the outside and think it might stand out more that way.

      I'm going to want either a sports car or convertible after this is all paid for and I'm sure I'm going to be keeping it. That car will get the more sensitive interior and exciting exterior colors. And I'm saying this now so I have proof it wasn't a midlife crisis when I buy a used 911 or something like a C90 Polestar in a few years.
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      Quote Originally Posted by matt1122 View Post
      Here's an actual Crystal White with Blond Interior (correct spelling this time) via Instagram:
      Nevar white! The only thing more difficult to keep clean than those blond seats would be the white exterior. I'd rather go "gray", and you know that is not easy for me. MEGA PASS!
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      Quote Originally Posted by matt1122 View Post
      And I'm saying this now so I have proof it wasn't a midlife crisis when I buy a used 911 or something like a C90 Polestar in a few years.
      I resemble that remark Looking at sporting convertibles.
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      My V60 is ice white and BMO Pete is right, it gets dirty quickly, though swirls are a non-issue, unlike a black car. Though like a black car, when it is clean it looks great. My last MX-5 was CWP and the metallic actually hides dirt better than ice white. I don't know how anyone, kids or no kids, could keep a blond interior like that clean.
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      Quote Originally Posted by matt1122 View Post
      Thanks. I did not get the ETA, not sure if it's available yet. I'm not chasing anyone for info yet.

      I'm still thinking about Crystal White as the exterior color. I've decided I'll keep the Charcoal interior since this will be my daily driver, but I do like the "Storm Trooper" look Crystal White has for the outside and think it might stand out more that way.

      I'm going to want either a sports car or convertible after this is all paid for and I'm sure I'm going to be keeping it. That car will get the more sensitive interior and exciting exterior colors. And I'm saying this now so I have proof it wasn't a midlife crisis when I buy a used 911 or something like a C90 Polestar in a few years.
      That's hilarious. I've got the same long term roadmap.

      Today my "backup" options was revealed: http://www.porsche.com/microsite/panamera-sport-turismo/usa.aspx#home" - long heralded sport toursimo in the USA (even though some here claimed otherwise) - 4 wheel drive, 4 wheel steering and excellent road dynamics in a proper estate!

      So now it's either get this or the gts4...


      Ps it's a shame it doesn't look quite as good as the prototype from a few years ago. But the sound and drive will bee out of this world.



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      Sorry to revisit old history...

      Matt,
      Did you ever resolve the auto dimming exterior mirror mystery on your 2015 xc60 Platinum? I have exact same problem on the exact same car (still have some factory warranty left!). I am suspecting that the factory put the wrong mirrors on. Any input here would be greatly appreciated before I go bother my dealer.

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      Major congrats to you! Take a moment and realize how few of us actually get to order a new car. To order one. It's wicked expensive in my book to buy new, and you're buying high end new. I'll probably never but a brand new car again at my rate, but who knows. Two kids heading to college, one this year.

      Anyway- You're very privileged and I'm happy we get to share in the updates and excitement!
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      Quote Originally Posted by ZZZZZZZ View Post
      Major congrats to you! Take a moment and realize how few of us actually get to order a new car. To order one. It's wicked expensive in my book to buy new, and you're buying high end new. I'll probably never but a brand new car again at my rate, but who knows. Two kids heading to college, one this year.

      Anyway- You're very privileged and I'm happy we get to share in the updates and excitement!
      Very true ...


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      Quote Originally Posted by JDG View Post
      Did you ever resolve the auto dimming exterior mirror mystery on your 2015 xc60 Platinum? I have exact same problem on the exact same car (still have some factory warranty left!). I am suspecting that the factory put the wrong mirrors on. Any input here would be greatly appreciated before I go bother my dealer.
      I did. The supplier for the chromatic glass used in the mirrors went out of business at the time my vehicle was built. Check your window sticker. If the auto-dimming mirrors are not listed there, you probably have already been compensated by paying less for the car. If they are listed there (under Pricing column under the PLATINUM heading as "Auto Dimming Interior and Exterior Mirrors"), let your service department know and they can contact Volvo and arrange to have the auto-dimming mirrors installed. They will need to install the glass and the software. There was no charge to me for this. If you no longer have your window sticker, your dealership's management or Volvo Customer Care may be able to access it through Volvo's computer system.


      Quote Originally Posted by ZZZZZZZ View Post
      Major congrats to you! Take a moment and realize how few of us actually get to order a new car. To order one. It's wicked expensive in my book to buy new, and you're buying high end new. I'll probably never but a brand new car again at my rate, but who knows. Two kids heading to college, one this year.

      Anyway- You're very privileged and I'm happy we get to share in the updates and excitement!
      I guess not having children in our lives has its upsides, but if you knew more of our life situation I think you would consider yourself to be the privileged one. Don't ever take your health, your family, or your family's health for granted. Despite what they might cost to maintain, these are things you cannot buy.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Wayne T5 View Post
      My V60 is ice white and BMO Pete is right, it gets dirty quickly, though swirls are a non-issue, unlike a black car. Though like a black car, when it is clean it looks great. My last MX-5 was CWP and the metallic actually hides dirt better than ice white. I don't know how anyone, kids or no kids, could keep a blond interior like that clean.
      Yep, and not hating on white as a color per se, but from experience having owned 3 white cars in the past.
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      Quote Originally Posted by matt1122 View Post
      Yes, I am letting the V60 go when the lease is up on June 1. My dad's actually been repeatedly asking, "How many miles are on your car? How much does it cost to buy it at the end of the lease?" Every time we've been at my parents' house in the past 6 months it's come up. I finally asked him, and he is actually considering buying it out.
      I assume you already know this, but just in case you hadn't heard: when you turn in a Volvo-leased car and initiate another Volvo lease, VCFS is supposed to "forgive" the end of lease fee on the first vehicle, although you will get hit with the new lease inception fee. I wouldn't put it past some dealers to either not know this or conveniently "forget" it when doing the paperwork and pocket the difference as ADP.
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      You are 100% right, sir.
      I know nothing about it and don't need to know, but I hope you're all good now.
      Quote Originally Posted by matt1122 View Post
      I guess not having children in our lives has its upsides, but if you knew more of our life situation I think you would consider yourself to be the privileged one. Don't ever take your health, your family, or your family's health for granted. Despite what they might cost to maintain, these are things you cannot buy.
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      Quote Originally Posted by volvobuff View Post
      I assume you already know this, but just in case you hadn't heard: when you turn in a Volvo-leased car and initiate another Volvo lease, VCFS is supposed to "forgive" the end of lease fee on the first vehicle, although you will get hit with the new lease inception fee. I wouldn't put it past some dealers to either not know this or conveniently "forget" it when doing the paperwork and pocket the difference as ADP.
      There should be an end-of-lease communication from VCFS to let the lessee know that the disposition fee will be waived if he/she enters a new VCFS lease...
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      I did receive that communication, which unfortunately also informed me my tread depth is currently right on the cusp of being too little (4/32"). Will probably also need to replace the tires. Of course, if someone is buying out the car I should be okay.

      I received a printout of the order today to check over and gave the word I won't be making any changes. I had stopped by on my way home from the movies just to look at the Osmium Grey demo outside and I decided I'm keeping the order as-is.

      Last change dates was 3/15/17.
      Planned Build Week is 4/7/17.
      Planned Factory Complete Date is 4/18/17.
      Planed Date to SCSL is 5/10/17.

      I don't know what that last one is.
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      Quote Originally Posted by matt1122 View Post
      I did receive that communication, which unfortunately also informed me my tread depth is currently right on the cusp of being too little (4/32"). Will probably also need to replace the tires. Of course, if someone is buying out the car I should be okay.

      I received a printout of the order today to check over and gave the word I won't be making any changes. I had stopped by on my way home from the movies just to look at the Osmium Grey demo outside and I decided I'm keeping the order as-is.

      Last change dates was 3/15/17.
      Planned Build Week is 4/7/17.
      Planned Factory Complete Date is 4/18/17.
      Planed Date to SCSL is 5/10/17.

      I don't know what that last one is.
      It's weird that there's 3 weeks between finalizing options and starting build.

      Although I did hear this model is already in high demand in certain European countries.

      Wish I could see a real out-in-wild shot of osmium grey. Turns out all the ones I've seen were mussel blue or something light blue- grey color.

      Good to know it's only about 3 - 4 weeks from build complete to eta to your dealer. Hope I'm that lucky.


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      Congrats Matt! Looks sharp, as to leather colors.... if you want to avoid the blue jean stains by getting Amber - dont worry they are still very prevalent. Wish we would've gone with blonde. Osmium grey is a great color, our previous S60 was saville grey which was nice too, but osmium is really sharp. Good for you (and wife) that your order locks pretty soon, helps with how much time we spend mind-effing the configurator. I ordered my 911 GTS January 20 and it locks April 1..... my wife is about to shoot me if I mention the configurator again!
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      Quote Originally Posted by TIV70R View Post
      Wish I could see a real out-in-wild shot of osmium grey. Turns out all the ones I've seen were mussel blue or something light blue- grey color.
      There are a ton here: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/v90cc/?hl=en

      Keep in mind that Osmium looks like a light blue-grey in darker lighting when photographed. It tends to look blue-grey in daylight when on video. The photos tend to be overexposed, which makes the area around the car easier to see but poorly represents the actual color of the car. The non-luxury package ones are exposed better usually because the black is there as a reference.
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      Quote Originally Posted by matt1122 View Post
      There are a ton here: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/v90cc/?hl=en

      Keep in mind that Osmium looks like a light blue-grey in darker lighting when photographed. It tends to look blue-grey in daylight when on video. The photos tend to be overexposed, which makes the area around the car easier to see but poorly represents the actual color of the car. The non-luxury package ones are exposed better usually because the black is there as a reference.
      Wow - thank you so much for all these pictures!

      Btw - what color is shown on the main model page: http://www.volvocars.com/us/cars/new...-cross-country -?


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      Quote Originally Posted by matt1122 View Post
      I did receive that communication, which unfortunately also informed me my tread depth is currently right on the cusp of being too little (4/32"). Will probably also need to replace the tires. Of course, if someone is buying out the car I should be okay.

      I received a printout of the order today to check over and gave the word I won't be making any changes. I had stopped by on my way home from the movies just to look at the Osmium Grey demo outside and I decided I'm keeping the order as-is.

      Last change dates was 3/15/17.
      Planned Build Week is 4/7/17.
      Planned Factory Complete Date is 4/18/17.
      Planed Date to SCSL is 5/10/17.

      I don't know what that last one is.
      Matt,

      The "SCSL" stands for "Sales Company", in this case being VOLVO Car USA. Therefore, it means that the delivery at port , for now, is scheduled to be May 10. That is the date that the vessel arrives at port, meaning it could just be outside thr port or docked at port.

      Those dates may change and/or will further solidify once the order status changes to "despatched" which stands for the order being on a vessel.
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      Quote Originally Posted by TIV70R View Post
      Btw - what color is shown on the main model page: http://www.volvocars.com/us/cars/new...-cross-country -?
      That's the Osmium Grey foil wrap. You could probably get a similar effect for a bit less money if you had the Osmium Grey car wrapped in Xpel Stealth film. Both the foil and Xpel Stealth film reflect light differently than uncovered metallic paint.

      Quote Originally Posted by GrecianVolvo View Post
      The "SCSL" stands for "Sales Company", in this case being VOLVO Car USA. Therefore, it means that the delivery at port , for now, is scheduled to be May 10. That is the date that the vessel arrives at port, meaning it could just be outside thr port or docked at port.

      Those dates may change and/or will further solidify once the order status changes to "despatched" which stands for the order being on a vessel.
      Thanks!
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      Quote Originally Posted by matt1122 View Post
      That's the Osmium Grey foil wrap. You could probably get a similar effect for a bit less money if you had the Osmium Grey car wrapped in Xpel Stealth film. Both the foil and Xpel Stealth film reflect light differently than uncovered metallic paint.



      Thanks!
      Didn't realize it was matte. Thought it was just lighting and cloudy shot.

      What's the ball park cost of getting xpel stealth?



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      This is a good set of pictures of OG color ... http://www.steingold.com/new/Volvo/2...35b9d43db3.htm


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      Quote Originally Posted by TIV70R View Post
      Didn't realize it was matte. Thought it was just lighting and cloudy shot.

      What's the ball park cost of getting xpel stealth?
      I've seen prices ranging from $3k - $6k on the web. Haven't gotten a quote myself.

      I decided I can live with some chips in the paint.
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