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    1. Thread: XC40 over XC60?

      by BertL
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      :D I always love hearing what those last couple...

      :D I always love hearing what those last couple of almost-always subjective things are that tip the switch for each of us. Never the same, and always interesting!
    2. Thread: XC40 over XC60?

      by BertL
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      A KINDRID SPIRIT (and yes, Iím yelling!). :)

      A KINDRID SPIRIT (and yes, Iím yelling!). :)
    3. Thread: XC40 over XC60?

      by BertL
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      OP, I have an XC60 T8 in the middle of the...

      OP, I have an XC60 T8 in the middle of the Atlantic on it's way to me. For context, I am coming to the XC60 from 4-years of (massive) Tesla Model S AWD sedan (aka BEV) ownership, before that two...
    4. Thread: Standby Mode

      by BertL
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      All cars Iíve owned (Lexus, MBZ, BMW, and Tesla)...

      All cars Iíve owned (Lexus, MBZ, BMW, and Tesla) go into various stages of shutting down some systems the longer a car has been turned off. Itís all to preserve battery to help e.g. if you park at...
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      IMHO itís because the tech is still in itís...

      IMHO itís because the tech is still in itís relative infancy ó it still costs more for an owner to enter and perhaps does not pay back over the short term most buyers own their vehicle (especially if...
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      I donít think itís unusual for most auto mfgrs to...

      I donít think itís unusual for most auto mfgrs to have different packaging and pricing for various markets.

      I found that to be the case frequenting global forums like this with Lexus and MBZ ó...
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      The challenge I suspect is the 3-year ďfree...

      The challenge I suspect is the 3-year ďfree scheduled maintenance with a new purchaseĒ is a US thing ó not necessarily a consistent policy in all countries around the world.

      We canít always tell...
    8. Sticky: When I contacted Customer Service a few weeks...

      When I contacted Customer Service a few weeks back, they did not tell me there was any ETA ó just it was a known problem and they are working on it.

      If others have not also at least sent in an...
    9. :) Perhaps. As long as I've owned Hybrids/BEV...

      :) Perhaps.

      As long as I've owned Hybrids/BEV and participated in discussions across 3 different mfgr forums about them, it seems an individual owner's usage as well as their demographics (where...
    10. @lamarguy, I appreciate the POV. Agree it may...

      @lamarguy, I appreciate the POV.

      Agree it may not be so much the dollars, but for me its trying to make best use of what I already have, and what my new T8 is capable of.

      In my case, Iím coming...
    11. Thx. Have added this to my list of things to...

      Thx. Have added this to my list of things to explore once my 2020 arrives hopefully in the next 5 weeks or so ó to you point, one never knows as firmware continues to evolve, so with my not-2-week...
    12. :(. Thx though for the clarification. So much...

      :(. Thx though for the clarification.

      So much for me trying to read and learn from the 2020 XC60 T8 US Ownerís Manual before the car arrives ó itís just a bit off on p536. ;)
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      :) Looks like the one I have also used for years....

      :) Looks like the one I have also used for years. For iPhone it's "Road Trip", For iPad it's "Road Trip HD" and they share data between them.
    14. T8 dependency on VoC+Network once a schedule is set

      Trying to get a handle on the dependency between the VoC App and Vehicle once a charging schedule is set from VoC:

      e.g. If I were to set a scheduled location of my garage & a time for my T8 to...
    15. Try searching for something like "XPEL Bumper" on...

      Try searching for something like "XPEL Bumper" on Amazon like I did just now... XPEL and 3M are some of the bigger names, and there are others. You can get long strips of various widths and cut it...
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      Sorry to hear. Sadly, some of these front lips...

      Sorry to hear. Sadly, some of these front lips look great, but are are lower than normal curbs and parking lot blockers. I had a similar thing happen to a former BMW (no air suspension, but the...
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      I suspect in 10 years, battery and even electric...

      I suspect in 10 years, battery and even electric motor tech will have evolved enough that it wonít make a lot of sense to try and replace the battery... Itís got to cost thousands of dollars today...
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      Entry price of the vehicle itself is always a...

      Entry price of the vehicle itself is always a consideration, more so for some buyers than others ó IMO Hybrids/BEV just have a greater entry price for a similar vehicle that can haul a similar number...
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      TU. I got it, at last!

      TU. I got it, at last!
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      OK, appreciate the additional info ...just a bit...

      OK, appreciate the additional info ...just a bit more please.

      1) It appears WiFi will work when at home and my 2020 XC60 is "parked", but I assume I must also keep the car in Ignition Mode I...
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      Iím still waiting for my car to arrive, but as a...

      Iím still waiting for my car to arrive, but as a Mac-only guy, because of this new problem, have already explored what using Parallels or Boot Camp and purchasing a license of Windows would involve...
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      @drmanny3, thx for the additional data points and...

      @drmanny3, thx for the additional data points and observations. Seems like Iím always learning something around here!
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      I would be the same. While I hold the integrator...

      I would be the same. While I hold the integrator --Volvo in this case-- accountable for the failure of a component they spec'd but likely didn't design or mfgr themself, it appears Volvo and your...
    24. FYI, Apple just released iOS 13.2.3 with more...

      FYI, Apple just released iOS 13.2.3 with more fixes for background app issues as I was attempting to describe upthread... Downloading now.
    25. Thread: Seat Covers

      by BertL
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      For my on-order XC60 I went through the same...

      For my on-order XC60 I went through the same problem -- no availability in the US, including from Canine Covers (Covercraft) where I had one of their custom covers in each of my previous 3 cars. ...
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      It was not an available option when I placed my...

      It was not an available option when I placed my XC60 order in October. Official options are those you find in the configurator.

      It may be available via Parts and local dealer installation ó I...
    27. @thebishman, are you running iOS 13.2.2? I ask...

      @thebishman, are you running iOS 13.2.2? I ask because the latest dot update from IIRC last week had major fixes for background apps ó I was having numerous unexplainable problems with (non Volvo)...
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      Thx for reporting back. Just think, you may well...

      Thx for reporting back. Just think, you may well be pleasantly surprised come Spring when the temps begin to rise again!
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      While I donít like the business model BMW e.g....

      While I donít like the business model BMW e.g. has come up with on these subscription fees, regardless of fees paid to Apple or Google, remember that a mfgr has to do the design, development, and...
    30. Poll: I suggest you need to always read forums with a...

      I suggest you need to always read forums with a view that generally more negative things are written, than positive on any single subject. Also, recognize that many times, itís enthusiasts on these...
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