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      Thinking about buying a ‘16 V60 Polestar...

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      This car has come up for sale close to me and I just took it for a test drive. Dealer bought it a auction. Was this anyone’s car on this forum; does anyone have any info on this his car or what it sold for at auction? How is the reliability on these cars? Any help would be appreciated.

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      I have one and love it - last year of the 6 cylinder cars. Transmission is just okay but the motor makes up for it IMHO. Biggest item to check on these cars is brakes and save up for tires, lol. Also, some folks have had front strut mounts go prematurely.

      This one has some miles on it and appears to be missing the front winglets - hopefully it's priced appropriately.
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      What are the winglets?


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      Quote Originally Posted by drg3 View Post
      What are the winglets?


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      Winglets are trim pieces attached to the lower corners of the front bumper, like in the pic in this ad:

      https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-...ckType=listing

      I stumbled across the ad for the car you're looking at and for the money they're asking it looks pretty rough to me. Granted, it does come with the winter wheel package but that driver seat looks pretty beat up and the steering wheel is pretty nasty. I would keep looking but that's just me, I'm really picky.
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      The steering wheel was nasty. One of the first things I noticed when I sat in the car. The front bumper winglets must have been options?


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      Quote Originally Posted by drg3 View Post
      The steering wheel was nasty. One of the first things I noticed when I sat in the car. The front bumper winglets must have been options?


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      Nope not options on the Polestars. They must of been damaged And taken off. They are not cheap to replace


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      Quote Originally Posted by drg3 View Post
      The steering wheel was nasty. One of the first things I noticed when I sat in the car. The front bumper winglets must have been options?


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      Could be that they were never installed either (they came off the boat not installed and were typically installed at the selling dealer) and the first owner just sold them. Like was indicated above, they are standard and based on the condition of the interior I would guess that they were damaged.

      Also, the wheel can be cleaned up with Sonax Alcantara cleaner or just warm water. But to me, the condition of the wheel and the seat and missing winglets would cause concern about how the car was driven. This is probably the roughest looking P* I've seen.
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      Run a Carfax on it and that will tell you a lot. It is well worth the $40-$50 for a report on a car you're thinking of purchasing.

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      A pre purchase inspection is also a very good idea as well

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      Thanks for responses everybody. I have a carfax on it. 1 owner all services done at dealer, no accidents. I assume this is one of the higher mileage cars out there. Was wondering what are the common issues with these cars? When I drove it I did notice a clunk from the passenger side front, possibly strut mount. If I move forward, PPI would definitely be done. Just found a car in Washington State CPO, 14,000 less miles, and a grand cheaper.


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      Quote Originally Posted by drg3 View Post
      Thanks for responses everybody. I have a carfax on it. 1 owner all services done at dealer, no accidents. I assume this is one of the higher mileage cars out there. Was wondering what are the common issues with these cars? When I drove it I did notice a clunk from the passenger side front, possibly strut mount. If I move forward, PPI would definitely be done. Just found a car in Washington State CPO, 14,000 less miles, and a grand cheaper.


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      As I mentioned above, brakes and strut mounts are the most common items although even strut mount issues aren't all that common. Also check struts and shocks to make sure they aren't leaking.

      This car has high miles for a '16 P*. There is one owner who has over 100k on his over on the FB group but most are in the 10k-30k range for a '16. For many owners it's a second or third (or fourth) car so they typically don't accumulate a lot of miles.

      Bottom line- you should be able to do much better than this car -you may have to travel but it's worth it. Fly or drive out and drive back - I've done it many times, cannot recommend enough for the right car.
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      Thinking about buying a ‘16 V60 Polestar...

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      Quote Originally Posted by myvolvodream View Post
      Yes the blue is a great cooler, but this vehicle is going to be for my wife; and she has no desire to drive a flashy color like that.


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      Color!


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      The '16 wagons also come in silver and white which don't stand out as much. I got a white one but many times I wish I had gotten a blue one - that's the iconic color for these cars.
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      I just snagged a 16' Polestar wagon in rebel blue with the CPO that extends the warranty out to 100,000 miles/5 years from date of inspection when the CPO was issued. If you can find one with the CPO, I'd highly recommend it. As stated, some of the parts on these cars can be insanely expensive. Obviously, this does not include wear items but it definitely helps in the chance that something fails.

      That said, I love this car. The bi-modal exhaust is such a fantastic option. I previously had a 2006 V70R with IPD catback exhaust and it was just way too loud with babies on the way. As stated by other members, it's the last year of the T6 and as far as I'm concerned, the most attractive drivetrain that Polestar truly modified for Volvo.
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      You want blue. It's not flashy.
      Its resale will be better. Silver is rarest, apparently.
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      Wifey’s car on left

      For economic efficiency you should get her a 2016 R-design 3 L
      Polestar has far to many 3x$ components


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      I am with the guys who are questioning this car. It looks like the owner was not invested. Many of the used P* cars will look clean and well cared for by an appreciative owner.

      Its an odd car for the dealer to buy at an auction.

      Keep looking...

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      Thanks for all the replies. The car has a good maintenance history so the wear isn’t the end of the world to me, I’m looking for a car that is going to be driven and isn’t precious. If I could get it for the right price I think it would be worth it. The dealer called me today and said the front bumper lip wasn’t installed because the car has a radar system hooked up from the factory. I just drove by the dealership and looked and the radar sensors are right at the bottom of the front grill. Does this make sense? Does any one have access to the wholesale auction prices?


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      Quote Originally Posted by drg3 View Post
      Thanks for all the replies. The car has a good maintenance history so the wear isn’t the end of the world to me, I’m looking for a car that is going to be driven and isn’t precious. If I could get it for the right price I think it would be worth it. The dealer called me today and said the front bumper lip wasn’t installed because the car has a radar system hooked up from the factory. I just drove by the dealership and looked and the radar sensors are right at the bottom of the front grill. Does this make sense? Does any one have access to the wholesale auction prices?


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      That does not make sense. P* models come fully loaded in the USA. There are no sensors on the front winglets themselves and installing/removing them has no adverse effect on the existing front parking sensors. In short, the dealer is lying to you.
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      If this is what the dealer told you were the "radars" it is the parking sensors which have nothing to do with the front winglets. Probably just another salesman "story".
      Lower grille parking sensors and you can also see the winglet to the left.

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      Here is a picture of the lower grille parking sensor and the winglets have no affect on the parking sensors. If he was calling these "radar" he is somewhat correct but they are installed on all Polestars.
      You can also see the winglet to the left.

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      I’m talking about this passport system. This is aftermarket not a factory option?





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      The Passport radar detector system is aftermarket - that's a very clean install btw, but the winglets would still not interfere with its operation as mtnpolestar's pic clearly shows. I'd try to push the dealer to supply the winglets (they are not cheap).
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      Absolutely, make them provide winglets, of course painted.. Don't let that salesperson get the upper hand. The car looks sweet with winglets and bad ass with the carbon splitter or maxton design splitter to accompany them.
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      We have #6 of the 40 that were produced for 2015 and we love it. It is the 6 cylinder model with about 30,000 miles and other than a cracked windscreen we have not had any issues. Tires and brakes are NOT cheap but this is a performance car so that is to be expected. The navigation system is not the best but with all the nav apps on our phones it really doesn't matter.

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      Quote Originally Posted by PollStar View Post
      We have #6 of the 40 that were produced for 2015 and we love it. It is the 6 cylinder model with about 30,000 miles and other than a cracked windscreen we have not had any issues. Tires and brakes are NOT cheap but this is a performance car so that is to be expected. The navigation system is not the best but with all the nav apps on our phones it really doesn't matter.
      I wanted to piggyback off the quote above and ask how you know that your car is #6 out of 40 produced? I have a 2015.5 V60 R-Design Polestar too and I'd like to know where mine falls in the pecking order. BTW: I'm in complete agreement about the nav. It works but...wow is that interface cumbersome.

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      Quote Originally Posted by vzhq16 View Post
      I wanted to piggyback off the quote above and ask how you know that your car is #6 out of 40 produced? I have a 2015.5 V60 R-Design Polestar too and I'd like to know where mine falls in the pecking order. BTW: I'm in complete agreement about the nav. It works but...wow is that interface cumbersome.
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      Thanks for everyone’s input. I didn’t end up buying the car.


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      Why? It’s such a great car. What did you end up with instead?
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      Thanks for everyone’s input. I didn’t end up buying the car.


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      I have 3 kids and was thinking about ditching my wife’s LR3 and going 3 across in the back seat of a wagon. We decided to keep the 3rd row vehicle for now and not move into a wagon.


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