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      I know this was being tested in some markets. ...

      I know this was being tested in some markets. Glad to see a bigger rollout. It will be really interesting to see if any of the 'local' dealers go for it and what sorts restrictions they put on it. ...
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      What he said was that if no price is given the...

      What he said was that if no price is given the website is setup to show Please Call, and people kept on calling.


      That seems like a good reason to put an outrageous price on it.
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      Do you mean why he put it on the website or why...

      Do you mean why he put it on the website or why he put a price on it? He did explain why he put a price on it (good solution to my mind). For why put it on the website? If I had something like...
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      Right. It says as much - "Note: This vehicle is...

      Right. It says as much - "Note: This vehicle is NOT for sale as it has been restored for display purposes only."

      Why the price? Might be satirical but I'm not sure. Might be a reading...
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      [QUOTE=carz;7546305]Put your keys inside a...

      [QUOTE=carz;7546305]Put your keys inside a faraday cage and problem solved. I use an office container made of a metallic mesh to block the signal:

      I was under the impression that a Faraday cage...
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      What I've read is that a team can use a device to...

      What I've read is that a team can use a device to boost the signal from the fob, if it can be picked up near the house, and relay that to another device near the car that imitates the key. This...
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      Yep. When we were thinking of a new car, before...

      Yep. When we were thinking of a new car, before we had decided on a PHEV, I looked into the Lexus. Made my eyes bleed so I didn't look again. With so much going for them I'm just surprised they...
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      Do you have a link to some pictures? I don't...

      Do you have a link to some pictures? I don't doubt you, and I thank you for clearing that up, I'm just trying to understand how they can get enough power out of a belt driven setup to actually help...
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      Just found this on Volvo's international website:...

      Just found this on Volvo's international website:
      It's based on a powerful Integrated Starter Generator and a 48V battery that complements the car's ordinary 12V electrical system. When you press...
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      Beyond cost, there's availability for the bigger...

      Beyond cost, there's availability for the bigger batteries. If they want to keep sales volumes up I don't think they can rely on plug-in cars until the whole battery supply chain is much better.
      ...
    11. We had the opposite. When we had decided on what...

      We had the opposite. When we had decided on what we wanted I did searches (as well as I could at least) across the country and all I kept coming up with Maroon or Amber - both of which we saw and...
    12. Thanks for the update, BertL. I think we can all...

      Thanks for the update, BertL. I think we can all hope our experiences are as good as yours.
    13. Thread: New XC60 T8

      by Catfiend
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      Ours was supposed to be built April 7th. No...

      Ours was supposed to be built April 7th. No surprise it has been pushed back.


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    14. Interesting analogy, but not quite. The...

      Interesting analogy, but not quite. The infrastructure has changed out from under the older phones, something that isn't likely to happen with the cars in 10 years. For cars the infrastructure will...
    15. I haven't played with it but I remember a lot of...

      I haven't played with it but I remember a lot of the reviewers were big fans of being able to see non-Apple apps while using CarPlay - they pretty much uniformly considered that a plus of the...
    16. I still sometimes find myself wondering why...

      I still sometimes find myself wondering why people don't pay the car off and keep it, but following some of the conversations here I've come to realize that it's a completely different mindset from...
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      If the FWD T5 suffers from this, I wonder about...

      If the FWD T5 suffers from this, I wonder about the T8? Shouldn't be an issue for us unless and until we get to do some road trips (nothing even 70mph around here) but still....
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      It does look like Volvo Trucks are suspending...

      It does look like Volvo Trucks are suspending production in Gothenburg. I wonder if that's what the OP saw?


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    19. Thread: bicycle rack

      by Catfiend
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      I didn't know they did that rack for Thule,...

      I didn't know they did that rack for Thule, though I did see the similarities.

      The final straw that saw us get the air suspension for the XC60 was the ability to get the roof just a little lower...
    20. Thread: bicycle rack

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      I'd suggest that it depends in part on what type...

      I'd suggest that it depends in part on what type of bikes you're carrying. We've got an ATOC Tandem Topper for our long bike and it, or something like it, is probably also the best solution for a...
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      I hope this doesn't cause problems for the cars...

      I hope this doesn't cause problems for the cars assembled in Sweden. At least I haven't heard about them cancelling our XC60 T8 yet.
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      Yeah, I think anyone who has seen a video or...

      Yeah, I think anyone who has seen a video or Audi's virtual cockpit (or seen it in person) can appreciate it. OTOH, in order to have it you need to buy an Audi so that's right out....
    23. I would swear that I saw somewhere - not sure...

      I would swear that I saw somewhere - not sure where - that the individual cells were replaceable. Or is that maybe something that they can't do at the dealer and would need to be done in a...
    24. I wonder what percentage of travelers from Europe...

      I wonder what percentage of travelers from Europe to the United States are affected? If it's a big enough number I'd imagine carriers will start cancelling flights so getting back might be a bit of...
    25. What you said is that it's supposed to highlight...

      What you said is that it's supposed to highlight what it can do. I simply said that instead it's supposed to sell the product. Nothing there implies that it is supposed to highlight what it can't...
    26. Since when? An advertisement is supposed to sell...

      Since when? An advertisement is supposed to sell product. I imagine that if the lies are too egregious (other than in politics, of course) you could sue but that would be a lot of work and money...
    27. That hasn't been our experience in our 19 years...

      That hasn't been our experience in our 19 years of owning a Volvo. We've used four different dealers in that time (the car has accompanied us on multiple moves) and mostly they've been very good. A...
    28. Sounds like a great trip and a great car. I wish...

      Sounds like a great trip and a great car. I wish we were in a place where we could have done OSD but it wasn't to be. Enjoy yourselves!


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      From the cellular side in general I hope this...

      From the cellular side in general I hope this means that they're finishing fleshing out their LTE networks. There are a couple of places not far from here where I was quite happy to have 3g within...
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      One other possibility, in a lot of places there...

      One other possibility, in a lot of places there are traffic radio alerts that go over AM. All of these 'tune to... for traffic update'. Not a problem for me but I think some people pay close...
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