Well, I bit the bullet and bought a 2018 S60 Polestar CPO with under 3.5K miles. Hopefully I won't regret it... Was originally thinking of holding onto my old car longer and / or getting something a bit more affordable (thinking ahead to retirement and saving as much as possible).
Traded in my old car earlier than I wanted to, but hopefully I will not regret it.
1) Spare tire mod?
I believe I read here this morning that the PStar has space in the trunk, out of sight under the carpeted floor, for a small (donut) spare?
I looked under there and it seems very tight, so maybe the 2018 S60 Polestar has less space for a donut spare than a 2015.5 Polestar (see thread linked below).
Can anyone confirm if there is a below-the-trunk-floor spare tire mod / option for the 2018 S60 Polestar?
Also I assume a 2012 R-design donut spare which I still have lying around at home (traded the car in a while ago), won't fit the 2018 S60 Polestar (will measure the circumference later).
Either way, I know the spare would, at best, only fit on the rear of the S60 Polestar due to the large brake calipers at the front.
2) Any recommended motor oil brand and viscosity (for topping off between oil changes)?
3) Floor mat options (so I can leave OEM mats out of the car)?
I know Weathertech makes nice mats, but are there better alternatives? Either way, any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
I am going to do some research now.
I turned down the extended maintenance plan they offered me (think it was just under $1900) covering the 40K to 100K mile services (every 10K miles). Believe it is mostly just fluids and checking components, versus any major service.
However, I did get the tire and rim protection plan for 7 years (no deductible, no limit on tire / rim replacements / repairs; the main exception is curb rash [after 10 occurrences] if not going to original dealer. If going to the original dealer, even curb rash repair instances are unlimited.
Disclaimer, this is my understanding based on asking a lot of questions while at the dealer, but there is the usual fine print with exclusions, limitations etc.
I got it given the pot holes here in the Northeast and the 20 inch low profile rims.
(That being said, somehow, with my last car, albeit lighter than the P*, I managed 39 months without a rim or tire replacement, which amazed me since it has 19 inch 235 wide 35 profile tires with slightly less sidewall height than the 2018 PStar 20 inch rims (40 wide, 35 profile). In winter I used 225/40-18 for that car though.
On the other hand, I have had major rim damage with a 17 inch tire on an older car, but it all depends on the pot hole of course (that time, the car directly in front of me was also disabled by it before profile blocked off the road) and the luck of being in the wrong place at the right time.
I will likely see how I do this winter and then decide if I should cancel the tire/rim protection plan since it can be canceled for a prorated refund at any time with no penalty, unless the plan has paid out more than the plan cost (which is understandable of course).
Any other tips of things to do for new owners would be appreciated. Thanks in advance all!
Happy to be a member of the Polestar club. Hoping to hold onto the S60 P* for a while.
Owned a couple of other Volvos previously.