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      Considering XC40 Purchase

      Hi, Iím Nora from Florida. Iím in the process of researching a new vehicle. Presently I have a 1996 850R sedan. I am thinking of purchasing an SUV or a wagon. I am trying to decide on which model of Volvo to choose. I donít really need the space of an XC90, but I am wondering if the size and weight of the largest SUV would afford me more safety. The XC40 I think would be more maneuverable and easier to fit into my garage, as I will be keeping my 850R.

      I welcome advice from all the members. Thank you so much for letting me join this forum!

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      This is the vehicle I am considering. Today I will be going to the dealership to take a look and do a test drive. I appreciate any information, advice, and recommendations from people who have experience with the XC40. Thank you all so much!

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      I think the XC40 is just as safe as the XC90ís.

      That looks like a great and well equipped XC40 you are looking at. In my opinion the Advanced Package is a must have.

      Bursting Blue is my favorite Volvo color. It looks real sharp with the black roof lines on the XC40.

      Let us know how the test drive goes!
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      Thank you so much Root. Yes, I want the advanced package for sure. Iím not exactly sure what a headlight cleaning system is but everything else are things that I want.

      A new modern car is going to be a complete change for me since I have been driving a 1996 vehicle. I have read about pilot assist, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping, BLIs, collision avoidance, back up cameras, 360į cameras, but have absolutely no experience using these. I am almost 70 years old and have decided it is about time for driving a vehicle with all the safety features. My neck does not swivel as easily as it used to, my arthritis makes it difficult to turn the 850 ignition key, and my rotator cuff makes it difficult to open the trunk of my 850.

      I had hoped for a B&W audio system, but I think even with what comes standard in this XC40 will be such an improvement from listening to a cassette in the 850, that I will be pleased. The CD player stopped working long ago.

      I had already decided on an R design and was hoping to find a vehicle in bursting blue. Iím very glad to hear your assessment of the safety of the XC40. I donít really need the larger size of the XC 90. I do travel with a golden retriever, but I think there will be plenty of room for him in the XC40. I will let you know how the test drive goes.

      Thank you so much!


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      You would like backing up the XC40 into your garage, using the cameras, as I am able to put it in a space with only 6 inches total to spare front to back between the rear wall and the garage door. There are not too many vehicles so short with its interior space. Sensus electronics are not hard to adapt to, but if you are worried, just have the dealer sit with you and set everything up. The HK audio is better than our Audi or Mercedes upgraded stereos but maybe with less volume. I was never too impressed with the test drive, but as an owner I really like all the features.
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      Quote Originally Posted by OlRedHair View Post
      Hi, Iím Nora from Florida. Iím in the process of researching a new vehicle. Presently I have a 1996 850R sedan. I am thinking of purchasing an SUV or a wagon. I am trying to decide on which model of Volvo to choose. I donít really need the space of an XC90, but I am wondering if the size and weight of the largest SUV would afford me more safety. The XC40 I think would be more maneuverable and easier to fit into my garage, as I will be keeping my 850R.

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      I am getting towards the end of the lease on my 2018 XC60 T6. I like the XC60, but want to try something different. I test drove an XC40 and liked it a lot. It offers all of the benefits of an SUV (higher seating position, easier step in height, ground clearance) yet still feels more lively and engaging compared to larger models. I noticed a little more road and wind noise on the highway compared to my XC60, but nothing too terrible. I plan on leasing an XC40 when it comes time to switch. As far as safety, I was under the impression that the XC40 ranks quite high.

      I agree with RootDKJ, the Advanced Package is definite plus. The adaptive cruise control is great.

      Volvo seats are so comfortable and the XC40's didn't disappoint.

      Good luck with your car search.

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      Yes I agree on the 360ļ cameras, they are fantastic.

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      We test drove the XC40 a few times and I thought it was nice but seemed a little "plasticky" in several areas which seemed out of line for a mid-40's vehicle. My wife also didn't like how the shifter worked.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Wayne T5 View Post
      We test drove the XC40 a few times and I thought it was nice but seemed a little "plasticky" in several areas which seemed out of line for a mid-40's vehicle. My wife also didn't like how the shifter worked.
      The shifter in between the two seats is weird. When I started to test drive it I meant to go in reverse and put it into drive. Itís not at all like Iím used to with 20th-century vehicles. But I think itís just a matter of getting used to it. Push forward twice for reverse and pull backward twice for drive. Seems counterintuitive to me. I do like the paddle shifters on the XC40 steering wheel.


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      Quote Originally Posted by Wayne T5 View Post
      We test drove the XC40 a few times and I thought it was nice but seemed a little "plasticky" in several areas which seemed out of line for a mid-40's vehicle. My wife also didn't like how the shifter worked.
      I think cars are very expensive... but I think XC40 compares very well to other European suvs in that price range as far as level of plastic.

      I really like that Volvo generally doesn't make you move up to a bigger vehicle for most features. About the only thing you can't get on the XC40 is vented and massaging seats, leather dash pad, and the more powerful motors.
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      I would have liked a vented seats down here in Florida. But I think overall the XC 40 is going to provide the majority of what I want.

      Does anybody have experience with the Polestar tune? Iím debating whether to get that right off the bat or buy the car as is and see how I like the various drive modes included.


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      Quote Originally Posted by OlRedHair View Post
      The shifter in between the two seats is weird. When I started to test drive it I meant to go in reverse and put it into drive. Itís not at all like Iím used to with 20th-century vehicles. But I think itís just a matter of getting used to it. Push forward twice for reverse and pull backward twice for drive. Seems counterintuitive to me. I do like the paddle shifters on the XC40 steering wheel.


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      It works the same as the crystal shifter in my T8. You get used to it pretty quickly.
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      Polestar is awesome... if you get it after the fact from your parts counter it has a 30 day money back guarantee, so that's the way to go, but we've never had anyone ask us for a refund. I sold a XC40 to a customer of ours moving to Florida and she opted for the textile seats. I really like the look and feel of those, especially blond, but they are discontinuing that for 2021, so get a 2020 while selection is good if you want that.

      The shifter is super easy. It's not really counter intuitive... If your in drive on a conventional shift pattern, you go up to get into reverse if you're in drive and down to get to drive if in reverse... So it's just a slight change in perspective of your starting point.
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      Quote Originally Posted by DFrantz View Post
      Polestar is awesome... if you get it after the fact from your parts counter it has a 30 day money back guarantee, so that's the way to go, but we've never had anyone ask us for a refund. I sold a XC40 to a customer of ours moving to Florida and she opted for the textile seats. I really like the look and feel of those, especially blond, but they are discontinuing that for 2021, so get a 2020 while selection is good if you want that.

      The shifter is super easy. It's not really counter intuitive... If your in drive on a conventional shift pattern, you go up to get into reverse if you're in drive and down to get to drive if in reverse... So it's just a slight change in perspective of your starting point.
      Yes, thatís true about the perspective. Especially when youíre in Drive. But starting out from Park, I guess thatís where I got mixed up.

      Good info about the polestar. Thank you. I think Iíll just wait and then if I decide to, I can purchase it at a later date.

      The car Iím strongly considering has leather and nubuck I think seats. The textile is real pretty and I would consider that, but I donít think the R comes in textile. And I really like the R with the sports chassis.


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      R design would be a good Florida car too with the nubuck. Go with what you love!
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      The seats I have had in my 1996 850 R for the past 24 years, I believe are nubuck. They are just as comfortable as the day I purchased the car. On the driverís side it does not show much wear. No cracking in the leather. Only a tiny bit of pilling of the nubuck. No wear on the passenger side or in the backseat.


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      Thank you so much for all of the input! Now my next obstacle is applying for the A-plan discount. They rejected me, since they said my email did not match the address I used to join the Volvo club of America. When I joined the club I didnít have an email. It was 1996.
      I did not yet have a computer.So I have no idea what they have on record. I have sent them an email from the email address I currently use. I tried calling them, but they said their offices are closed due to COVID-19.


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      Quote Originally Posted by OlRedHair View Post
      Thank you so much for all of the input! Now my next obstacle is applying for the A-plan discount. They rejected me, since they said my email did not match the address I used to join the Volvo club of America. When I joined the club I didnít have an email. It was 1996.
      I did not yet have a computer.So I have no idea what they have on record. I have sent them an email from the email address I currently use. I tried calling them, but they said their offices are closed due to COVID-19.


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      Well, I'm looking at a T5 with Advanced, Convenience and Premium packages...getting pretty spendy. However, the one I'm looking at does not have a pano roof, but does have stupid $1000 20" wheels.

      We can't afford this like we could when there was a actual Oil and Gas business out there; but having two FIAT 500 Ls in the past five years has made us think of the pleasure of driving a Volvo (small) SUV again. We had one of the very first XC60s sold in Texas back in '09...kept it for 3.4 years. That's just a bit too much vehicle for us nowadays. The 40 is just the right size. We still have our '13 C70, which has started mounting up some repair and maintenance bills.

      I've mentioned my Costco certificate and qualification for the Loyalty bonus(also a PenFed member; but not military or first responder). It will be interesting to see how they try to wrangle out of the "discounts".

      Good luck to you with your new ride!!!
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      Thank you Coach Rick. I had not even noticed the panoroof. I wonder if I would ever use it. I have not use the sunroof in my 850 in Florida. Too hot most of the year and too many seagulls and pine and oak trees with lots of pollen but maybe it would be nice in the winter. I had kind of forgotten about it in my 850. I wonder if it would even open after 24 years.

      Iím so glad the XC40 Iím looking at has 19 inch wheels. My 850 has much larger wheels Iím not sure of the size, maybe 22. But I have had a couple of pothole mishaps.

      Itís interesting that you mention Costco military and first responder discounts. I may have to look into those as well. I donít know if thereís a limit to how many discounts I can stack on. But I am a Navy veteran and a Navy Federal credit union member plus a Samís Club member and have worked for many years on the front line with the Red Cross.

      Good luck to you and your quest for a smaller vehicle. I think Iím going to enjoy this size SUV. My main reason at first for looking for something large was purely a defensive move, since the majority of vehicles on the road in the panhandle here are very heavy duty trucks. And I thought just the gross tonnage of an XC90 might give me more of a chance in the event of a crash.


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      The pano moonroof is $1475 as a stand-alone item. Not worth it to me any more. In fact, My Darling prefers NOT to have one. Even with extra tinting and the mesh "shade" that covers the roof, it is hot as blazes here in central Texas. We've even tried the stick-on mesh screens IN ADDITION to the extra tinting. That's just a giant hunk of glass up there! I'll miss it for a couple of days a year; but we still have a convertible. Interestingly, our local dealer only has ONE T5 without the pano roof.
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      Thank you Coach Rick! I wish my model did not have a pano sunroof also. But the air-conditioning seems to work very well in it. I also wish it did not have the tow hitch. The red model they are offering is identical except for the hitch. However I want the bursting blue enough to get the tow hitch.

      Thankfully I already have the USAA discount. It is a pin number that is good until the end of the month. I qualified for that right away. It sounds like I would not qualify for any of the others. I do not belong to a first responder association. But I may call my credit union. Since I am not financing, but paying cash, I doubt I would get any discount from them, but you never know. I still have not yet heard back from the VCOA A- Plan. I am disappointed with them. It does not seem right theyíre denying me because the email I applied with did not match the email with which I joined the club many years ago. Iím glad to apply for the plan with the old email, I just need to know what it is. The only emails I remember having back in the 1990s were AOL and Yahoo. I donít use AOL anymore, but I still have the old yahoo email. I canít find any place on the VCOA website where I can pull up a member profile to take a look at my email for the site. They send emails to my present Gmail address, so a problem with the email matching never occurred to me.


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      Good luck with your quest!!!
      Hard to believe; but the "salesman" I've been emailing hasn't responded to my direct question about one unit they have in stock. I really don't want to drive out of town to another dealer. Perhaps they will get a little friskier as we approach the end of the month/quarter.
      I really think we are only a few weeks away from some "sign and drive" lease deals; but I'm ready to pull the trigger now(I think !).
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      Quote Originally Posted by coachrick View Post
      Good luck with your quest!!!
      Hard to believe; but the "salesman" I've been emailing hasn't responded to my direct question about one unit they have in stock. I really don't want to drive out of town to another dealer. Perhaps they will get a little friskier as we approach the end of the month/quarter.
      I really think we are only a few weeks away from some "sign and drive" lease deals; but I'm ready to pull the trigger now(I think !).
      Well the salesman I am dealing with is extremely frisky. He has someone coming in tomorrow from Orlando. So if your salesman is still dragging his feet, maybe take a look at what Centennial has. Iím not sure how far you are from Florida.


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      Quote Originally Posted by OlRedHair View Post
      I would have liked a vented seats down here in Florida. But I think overall the XC 40 is going to provide the majority of what I want.

      Does anybody have experience with the Polestar tune? Iím debating whether to get that right off the bat or buy the car as is and see how I like the various drive modes included.


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      I have P* in my Bursting Blue XC40. It's definitely worth to have. When I bought mine in 2019, I had them throw in the P* tune as part of the deal. It's a blast to drive. Now I'm getting the mod bug and looking at Heico parts from vivaperformance.com
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      Magic marker could you describe what the P tune is like to drive? And how it is different from dynamic mode?

      And what is mod bug and Heico parts?

      Thank you so much!


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      Quote Originally Posted by OlRedHair View Post
      Magic marker could you describe what the P tune is like to drive? And how it is different from dynamic mode?

      And what is mod bug and Heico parts?

      Thank you so much!


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      You do feel the P* tune "peppyness" in Comfort mode and Dynamic will be renamed Polestar. I've driven with and w/o P* and I find it more fun, peppy and more responsive. On paper, the tune adds some HP, however a decent amount of torque is added.

      https://engineered.polestar.com/us/u.../optimisation/

      As for the mod bug... just means I want to add aftermarket bits like larger rims, exhaust and lowering springs. Check out www.vivaperformance.com for reference.
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      Quote Originally Posted by OlRedHair View Post
      Well the salesman I am dealing with is extremely frisky. He has someone coming in tomorrow from Orlando. So if your salesman is still dragging his feet, maybe take a look at what Centennial has. Iím not sure how far you are from Florida.


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      Quote Originally Posted by Magic Marker View Post
      You do feel the P* tune "peppyness" in Comfort mode and Dynamic will be renamed Polestar. I've driven with and w/o P* and I find it more fun, peppy and more responsive. On paper, the tune adds some HP, however a decent amount of torque is added.

      https://engineered.polestar.com/us/u.../optimisation/

      As for the mod bug... just means I want to add aftermarket bits like larger rims, exhaust and lowering springs. Check out www.vivaperformance.com for reference.
      I'd swap the 20s out for 18s if I could. The unit I want doesn't have a moon roof but has $1000 wheels...dang.
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      Quote Originally Posted by coachrick View Post
      I'd swap the 20s out for 18s if I could. The unit I want doesn't have a moon roof but has $1000 wheels...dang.
      18Ē would be my preference too.

      Iíll have to do some more thinking about the Polestar. Do you think I would get a better deal if I had it included with the purchase of the vehicle?


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      Quote Originally Posted by OlRedHair View Post
      18Ē would be my preference too.

      Iíll have to do some more thinking about the Polestar. Do you think I would get a better deal if I had it included with the purchase of the vehicle?


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      Even with NJ winters, the 20's were perfectly fine. IMO 18's look just too darn small.
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      Well, I guess Iíll have the Goldilocks 19Ē.


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      Everyone, the lady is almost 70 years old and held on to her last car for 24 years. Are you taking that into consideration when giving advice? FYI not everybody shares the same interests.

      Do you really think she needs a Polester mod or any mod or big wheels? I donít. Sheís already stated she has arthritis. My guess is she wants the most comfortable ride as possible and doesnít care if the car doesnít ride like itís on rails or get her to her destination as fast as possible. Just my guess.

      Hey Olredhair, on a different note, just curious, have you ever gotten a speeding ticket in your life? Iím going to guess no? Am I right? Itís very much on my mind recently because I received one last week. I think that makes #14 in my life. Itís kinda funny because two days before my got my ticket, I was counting in my head how many tickets Iíve received in my life, so far. And I was thinking how lucky I was that I havenít received one for a while.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Joeyboy View Post
      Everyone, the lady is almost 70 years old and held on to her last car for 24 years. Are you taking that into consideration when giving advice? FYI not everybody shares the same interests.

      Do you really think she needs a Polester mod or any mod or big wheels? I donít. Sheís already stated she has arthritis. My guess is she wants the most comfortable ride as possible and doesnít care if the car doesnít ride like itís on rails or get her to her destination as fast as possible. Just my guess.

      Hey Olredhair, on a different note, just curious, have you ever gotten a speeding ticket in your life? Iím going to guess no? Am I right? Itís very much on my mind recently because I received one last week. I think that makes #14 in my life. Itís kinda funny because two days before my got my ticket, I was counting in my head how many tickets Iíve received in my life, so far. And I was thinking how lucky I was that I havenít received one for a while.
      Thank you, Joeyboy! I think you summed things up very well. If it were 30 years ago or perhaps even 10 years ago I might be looking for something very different. But some of the main reasons I am purchasing a new car include safety and comfort issues. With my hand arthritis I am having difficulty turning the ignition key, with my neck arthritis Iím having difficulty looking behind me, and with my rotator cuff tear, Iím having trouble opening the tailgate. Iím also not as sharp sharp mentally as I used to be. There have been a couple times over the last several months where my reaction time has not been what it used to be. Thankfully there was no accident, but I was saved by the defensive driving of the other person. I feel at my age, I need safety features such as collision and blind spot warning. Also, once I get the hang of them, I believe the adaptive cruise control and pilot assist will be a great help to me. And the convenience of the ease of turning on the ignition, the 360į camera, and the push button opening of the tailgate will make things so much easier for me. Plus the heated steering wheel feels absolutely fabulous on my arthritic hands.

      I want to continue driving for many many years as long as it is safe for me and the other drivers around me. Both my parents were driving up until the month they died at age 86.

      I have gone back-and-forth with the salesman about adding the Polestar tune. My decision is to hold off. I want to get used to the various drive modes built in, and most likely they will be exactly what I need. But if I decide I want something a little peppier in the future, from what I understand the Poletar tune can be added at any time. I might pay a little more, but that is OK. I have been saving all my life for my old age. Now that I am old, I am spending that.

      As far as speeding tickets go, during my 54 years of driving, I have gotten one. It was my very first day driving to work with my new 850R. Previous to that I was driving a 20-year-old Volkswagen Rabbit. That vehicle was a very effective speed limiter, since at 40 mph it started to make noises and vibrate. On my way into work at the Naval air station that first day, I was going 70 miles an hour in a 45 mile per hour zone. It was a straight away right before the gate to the base that I had driven Monday through Friday for the past five years. I had absolutely no idea I was going so fast, since the 850 was so smooth and quiet. I was very lucky that I had a clean record. Speeding tickets in Florida have extremely high fines. The most embarrassing part was standing outside of the car for those 10 or 15 minutes while the policeman checked my background and talked to me. All of my coworkers were driving by and waved. And of course when I walked into work, they all got quite a laugh. They knew Iíd been driving the old Rabbit for 20 years, and I had finally broken down and bought a new vehicle. Ever since that morning when I was on the long straightaway heading into the base, and then on Base driving the 4 miles to my Destination, I always have cruise control set. The 24-year-old 850 is still quiet and smooth. I still drive that same route several days a week, going into the base as a Red Cross volunteer. If I do indeed purchase this XC40, I will be especially careful on my first trip to the base, since I know the new car will be even quieter and smoother than the 850. The military base is extremely strict. Each ticket gives you a certain number of points. Depending upon how many miles per hour over the speed limit you are going, it is easy to have your driving privileges suspended for a year after two tickets. Thankfully my ticket was on a county road just outside the Base. But it was definitely incentive to use the cruise control, since having Base driving privileges suspended would have made it extremely difficult to get into work. Back in the 90s there was no such thing as a Lyft and Uber. And I lived in a new housing development with very few people none who went to the base as early in the morning as I did. I always hit the gym at 5 AM so I could be at work by 6:30.

      Thank you all so much for the suggestions! Iím going for another test drive this morning.


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      Quote Originally Posted by OlRedHair View Post
      Hi, Iím Nora from Florida. Iím in the process of researching a new vehicle. Presently I have a 1996 850R sedan. I am thinking of purchasing an SUV or a wagon. I am trying to decide on which model of Volvo to choose. I donít really need the space of an XC90, but I am wondering if the size and weight of the largest SUV would afford me more safety. The XC40 I think would be more maneuverable and easier to fit into my garage, as I will be keeping my 850R.

      I welcome advice from all the members. Thank you so much for letting me join this forum!

      http://www.volvocarspensacola.com/ne...51c73af678.htm

      This is the vehicle I am considering. Today I will be going to the dealership to take a look and do a test drive. I appreciate any information, advice, and recommendations from people who have experience with the XC40. Thank you all so much!

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      Hope the test drive went well! We decided to buy our first new car as a family this past week, once it was clear our current family truckster (08 Infiniti fx35 with 140,000 New England miles on it) was not going to last until the xc40 recharge we had put a deposit on was ready. As we are a family of 4 living in the city, we probably need a bit more space than you but wanted something small for our garage as well. I did a deep dive, found a really good offer on one, and decided to pull the trigger. As my wife has similar sounding driving needs/habits, it was a no-brainer for me given the performance, styling, and price (which was pretty good given how popular the XC 40 is. In any case, I hope it works out!

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