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      Hmm. Tech, I had Polestar installed on my 2019...

      Hmm. Tech, I had Polestar installed on my 2019 XC40 T5 04Feb19. My annual service, which invoice included "updated software," was completed 02Aug19. My drive mode display still just reads...
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      FWIW, based on my experience with my XC40 RD...

      FWIW, based on my experience with my XC40 RD without P* and now with it, fuel economy is NOT affected. If anything, fuel economy is slightly better. Counterintuitive, but my numbers are my numbers.
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      FWIW we financed our summer 2018 OSD car through...

      FWIW we financed our summer 2018 OSD car through PenFed. Then our car's shipment from Gothenburg was delayed for months by Volvo's Great Summer 2018 OSD Shipment Fiasco. It appeared our car might not...
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      May have greater than zero influence on what you...

      May have greater than zero influence on what you pay for insurance however. To say nothing of the impact that a traffic manslaughter conviction avoided has on your life.
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      Not so much. I can't point you to a link, but...

      Not so much. I can't point you to a link, but I've seen the torque and HP curves. The torque curve doesn't really bulge up above the stock torque curve until revs are relatively high. And that's the...
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      Got my 2019 XC40 T5 RD optimized yesterday....

      Got my 2019 XC40 T5 RD optimized yesterday. Mounted the new-style white badge this morning (2/6/19).

      In the badge box, and not mentioned anywhere I've seen previously, was what Volvo describes as...
    7. Thread: OSD v2.0

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      Sorry to hear that about that. Hoping for the...

      Sorry to hear that about that. Hoping for the best of outcomes for you.
    8. Yep. +6% off US total MSRP is in line with...

      Yep. +6% off US total MSRP is in line with historic OSD pricing. Scrapr, glad to see you finally got your wish, and XC60 is OSD available again.:)
    9. +1. That was my experience on second Volvo, OSD...

      +1. That was my experience on second Volvo, OSD XC40 summer, 2018.
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      [QUOTE=SCwires;7207005] +1. in 2018 I ordered...

      +1. in 2018 I ordered from, and chose to drive four hours to take redelivery from, Bob in Charlotte. Now that, apparently, OSD has changed so that order and redelivery must be from same dealer, I...
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      Yes, you think right. :) The clear tab is...

      Yes, you think right. :) The clear tab is applied to the fender, beneath the flag's underside. So the flag doesn't rub away the paint beneath. Similar tabs are included with some bicycle frames, to...
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      Has anyone had any luck retrofitting the cooled...

      Has anyone had any luck retrofitting the cooled glove box, as described in this thread?
    13. +1. Video here of Volvo's Ghent factory, and...

      +1. Video here of Volvo's Ghent factory, and XC40s being made there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6qVP--W4Ho
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      +1. See on these threads how someone's car was...

      +1. See on these threads how someone's car was sidetracked in US customs for three weeks because a tube of Mascara had been dropped, and left, in the seat-center console gap.
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      Additional perspective, prompted only as a...

      Additional perspective, prompted only as a counterpoint to scooterb 's comments. Precisely because the old wing rooms are fitted into historic spaces, be aware that they vary. Our Tower room, that...
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      Yep. Ie., bring it back as empty as you can,...

      Yep. Ie., bring it back as empty as you can, without being nervous about running out - at least, that's what Hans at the FDC recommended, and what I did.

      If you drive enough to fill up, gas is...
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      Yes, for benefit of others, the seat map's a...

      Yes, for benefit of others, the seat map's a little hard to decipher. There's a "quiet section." There are seats where you are warned you may be seated next to a service animal, etc. Once you see the...
    18. Smartest thing you did was ordering through Bob....

      Smartest thing you did was ordering through Bob. As for the new order-redelivery wrinkle, we chose to drive 4+ hours to take redelivery from Bob. Wouldn't do it any other way.
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      Thanks. Great photos, great info. Yes, you can...

      Thanks. Great photos, great info. Yes, you can find the SJ rail seat map, and select seats- mandatory seat selection, like US airlines, on the X2000 trains. The two of us had a 4-top to ourselves in...
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      Some reviewers were bewildered by the soft touch...

      Some reviewers were bewildered by the soft touch plastic back on the R-Design's shift paddles. Pretty sure this is the reason.
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      Pretty sure that's it.

      Pretty sure that's it.
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      So far, I haven't had any of the "issues." Car...

      So far, I haven't had any of the "issues." Car has been defect-free. Most of the design "flaws" and features owners and reviewers complain about turn out to make perfect sense once you live with the...
    23. [QUOTE=comp1;7148753]common practice for...

      [QUOTE=comp1;7148753]common practice for manufacturers to ship cars with high tire pressure and even more common for dealerships to maintain that pressure. Supposedly it keeps the tires from getting...
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      I will bet the farm, sight unseen, that the...

      I will bet the farm, sight unseen, that the pictured car's interior is black with charcoal carpets. :) R-Design only comes with black Nappa Nubuck, and on the configurator Lava carpet is a no-go...
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      +1 for Bob. No Doc fee, and he sent me a pic of...

      +1 for Bob. No Doc fee, and he sent me a pic of my car "safe and sound" within probably an hour after it came off the truck. So many reasons why it is not only a no-brainer to order through Bob, but...
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      We were told red plate okay for 30 days. We can...

      We were told red plate okay for 30 days. We can only report for sure we drove without incident on our red rear plate for 3 days, in three states. Then we transferred our existing GA (one-plate state)...
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      Nice pix! Thanks. They did bring back good...

      Nice pix! Thanks. They did bring back good memories. Good looking car, too!
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      I had a similar crack with my 2016 V60, after 400...

      I had a similar crack with my 2016 V60, after 400 miles. XC40 has already survived triple that, unscathed. :)

      As others have written, my dealer said dealers no longer do own glasswork, they just...
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      Something is squirrely with this test's performance data. Conservative testing methodology may account for 0-60 times uniformly far slower than the consensus of all other reviews, as well as vastly...
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      Also, driving one's own car over there is cheaper...

      Also, driving one's own car over there is cheaper than renting one.
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