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      I've been in contact with the manufacturer--...

      I've been in contact with the manufacturer-- Bosal. The carrier I'm hunting for is the Traveller 2 with the Fixmatic hitch, which uses the pins below the ball to stabilize the carrier. Bosal says...
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      I'd like to know the same. Volvo now has a rack...

      I'd like to know the same. Volvo now has a rack that fits over the ball, but it's not very heavy. Holds bikes by the top bar, rather than a wheel trough and clamp.
    3. Thread: Age Matters

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      Male 65 now driving a 2014 XC60 T6 Polestar. My...

      Male 65 now driving a 2014 XC60 T6 Polestar. My 5th Volvo. Wife has a 2012 S80T6. Will be picking up a 2019 V90CCT6 Polestar at OSD in Sep.
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      Why not take the Stena ferry to Kiel, and drive...

      Why not take the Stena ferry to Kiel, and drive your new car to Bruge, Brussels, etc? It's then an easy return trip from Copenhagen back to the FDC.
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      I've got it on my XC60 and it doesn't bother me. ...

      I've got it on my XC60 and it doesn't bother me. For us in cold climates, I wouldn't be without it.
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      Head down to the Glass Kingdom. see the altar...

      Head down to the Glass Kingdom. see the altar piece at the Vaxjo Cathedral and then stay at the Kosta Art Hotel.
    7. Thread: Pirelli Tires

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      Lots of comments on the Scorpions in the XC60...

      Lots of comments on the Scorpions in the XC60 area. I found them to be terrible, on 2 ODC vehicles, one with 20 inch rubber. Too soft, but REALLY noisy as they get some miles on them. I intend to...
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      We did that too, after we upgraded. Better wine.

      We did that too, after we upgraded. Better wine.
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      We have that car...and the answer is "no." It's...

      We have that car...and the answer is "no." It's a great feature and I wish we could find it. At one time, I saw the flip up panel as an accessory and tried to order it, but no luck. If anyone...
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      Ditto to the above post. We've taken additional...

      Ditto to the above post. We've taken additional travelers twice-- an adult daughter once and elderly parents another time. I booked the additional tixs and hotel rooms thru the Volvo Corp Travel...
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      yep, that's the one I've got. Voice command for...

      yep, that's the one I've got. Voice command for looking up songs on my iPod works really well. No complaints on the voice commands on nav. I don't use the 3G connectivity very much, for 2...
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      I got connected touch on my 2014. First one OSD...

      I got connected touch on my 2014. First one OSD had done. I like it...alot
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      I did basically what your planning...via OSD. I...

      I did basically what your planning...via OSD. I did a MY 2014 T6 Platinum with Inscription and every other option, including Polestar and Connected Touch. Seashell Metallic.
      Obviously, I think...
    14. Thread: OSD Blues :(

      by bigguy
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      Denise, Since you are going to Vaxjo (I assume...

      Denise,
      Since you are going to Vaxjo (I assume to see the Cathedral) you may want to spend a night at the Kosta Art Hotel in Kosta on the way to Kalmar.
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      I've had them all, and the Thule T2 916 is my...

      I've had them all, and the Thule T2 916 is my favorite.
      On my 2010 XC60 I bought the Volvo hitch on-line and had my local U-Haul dealer install it. I didn't have it wired, since it was only for...
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      I'm glad I got it. Nice color and the seats seem...

      I'm glad I got it. Nice color and the seats seem softer.
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      I've got a 2014 T6 in Seashell metallic,...

      I've got a 2014 T6 in Seashell metallic, Inscription, bliss, etc. I also added the Polestar package. You may want to check out the body add-ons from the factory.
      Malmo is a nice town--...
    18. I had them on my 2010, but decided NOT to add...

      I had them on my 2010, but decided NOT to add them to the 2014. Too many dirt pants. Those suckers accumulate snow here.
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      So sorry to hear about and then see the damage. ...

      So sorry to hear about and then see the damage. I had a similar experience with a 2007 XC70 a while back. Except it was baseball sized hail! They ended up re-skinning the entire car.
      The more...
    20. The extra fee covered the flight. We did a...

      The extra fee covered the flight.
      We did a different approach on the last one. Picked it up, toured Sweden, then dropped it off at the FDC. Then flew to Berlin for a week. Round trip on Berlin...
    21. It's a good deal. We picked one up at the...

      It's a good deal. We picked one up at the factory, dropped it off in Munich. Easy drop-off at the airport. The additional costs were mainly for the flight back to Copenhagen.
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      we did a similar trip this past May. Picked up...

      we did a similar trip this past May. Picked up an S80T6 and drove to the Glass Kingdom, then Malmo, ferry to Germany, Berlin, Dresden, Prague & Munich.

      Couple of tips:
      1. Remember to have either...
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      There is a large enclosed shopping mall 2 blocks...

      There is a large enclosed shopping mall 2 blocks away that has a couple of options. There is a great grocery store in the basement, plus a take-out seafood shop towards the back. The pub in the...
    24. Thread: Headrest

      by bigguy
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      Understand. No, never seen it moved. Yes, these...

      Understand. No, never seen it moved. Yes, these things are important. My wife chose the last car based on the sun visor. Happened to be an S80.
      Try angling the seatback a bit more and see if...
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      yep. Same plate. Holes don't match up, but you...

      yep. Same plate. Holes don't match up, but you can hold the plates on with the shoulders of the plate screws.
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      $50 is fine. I have 2010, but will have a set of...

      $50 is fine. I have 2010, but will have a set of 2012 in 2 weeks. Which set you want?
      Jim, both sets are the long, skinny plates that they use now. Still want one?
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      I've got some. What you looking to pay?

      I've got some. What you looking to pay?
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      we use our iPad, but we also upload our pictures...

      we use our iPad, but we also upload our pictures to it. That way, we can view all of the day's shots, and email the ones we want to family and friends. I've never had a problem using the hotels'...
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      great routing and trip. If you like Kosta Boda...

      great routing and trip. If you like Kosta Boda glass, plan on a full day at Kosta. It's expensive, but the Kosta Art Hotel is phenomenal. From Kalmar to Stockholm (via the Glass Kingdom) stay at...
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      Obviously, you get the message. One other point-- lot's of construction around Berlin and between Dresden/Nburg and Munich 10 days ago. My driving time was significantly longer than Mapquest had...
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